Training Team

We are fortunate to have long-term relationships with many of the top producers in the nation. Select members of this group have qualified to be IFPA Field Trainers and Team Leaders. These individuals allow other sales counselors to travel with them in the field to experience real-life sales situations.

The results from this program have been outstanding. IFPA is a firm believer in sharing what works. The best way to show someone how to be successful is to demonstrate it first hand, and that is exactly what IFPA Team Leaders do to help others become more successful.

Dianna Budd is the IFPA Director of Training.  She is one of the top trainers in our profession and has built a team of experienced, caring, and successful trainers who remain, top producers, themselves.  Dianna has over 30 years of experience with personal sales exceeding $31,000,000.  With the help of Dianna, her team, our Team Leaders, and Regional Partners we guarantee you a game plan and ongoing support that is unmatched in our profession!

Dianna Budd

Dianna Budd

Director of Training

Dianna has been an Advance Planning Advisor for over 26 years. Prior to persuing her career in the funeral industry, Dianna taught school and coached for 10 years.

Being among the first individuals to find great satisfaction and success in assisting families take care of their prearrangement plans, she also realized that as part of her success came the responsibilities to assist others enter this very unique career path.

During the past 26 years, Dianna has coached and mentored many individuals. She continues to use her professional education, training and experience as a Trainer for IFPA. Along with Phil Fought and the IFPA administrative team, Dianna was instrumental in developing a training program that helps new advisors obtain the skills and direction they need to be successful and become the “Best in the Business.”

Dianna also works individually with firms and advisors who need weekly marketing, program development and supervision. Helping others is a true passion.

Stephanie Powell

Stephanie Powell

Assistant Director of Training

Stephanie Powell is a native of Okemah, OK and serves as the Family Service Advisor for Marker Funeral Homes in the Tulsa area of Oklahoma.   After leaving a successful 18-year career in Mortgage Banking, she began working part-time reception at the local funeral home in Fall 2017.  Based on her past sales, business experience and ministry spirit, Stephanie quickly took on new roles within the funeral home.  She is passionate about educating individuals, families and communities on the importance of Advanced Funeral Planning and she also assists the organization in many other ways such as aftercare and marketing.  Stephanie holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and is a Licensed Life Insurance agent in the State of Oklahoma.

As a ministry wife, Stephanie has a heart to care for people as they walk through difficult times in life but also realized throughout her life that helping others be better through education and efficiency was a great passion of hers as well.  Being part of the IFPA management team through training agents has been an added blessing to a new career in the Funeral Industry.

Stephanie has served her communities in many ways over the years by volunteering her time through the local chamber of commerce, churches, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, schools and food banks. Stephanie is married to Mark and they have three sons.  In her spare time, she enjoys watching her middle son play baseball, visiting with her grown son when he comes to town, traveling to new places and the REFIT® fitness group that she co-leads at First Baptist Church of Jenks

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Our goal is to contract with independent funeral homes to market and grow their pre-need sales through relationship marketing and constant communication with the community.

204 Old Decherd Road
Winchester, TN 37398


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