The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) announced recently that David McComb has been elected as the 2014-2015 Chairman of the Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service. The board oversees licensing and regulatory aspects of funeral and cemetery operations in the state of Indiana.
“Mr. McComb’s servant leadership and experience is welcomed at a time in Indiana history when we are striving to promote economic development and remove barriers to practice to make Indiana a state that works,” said Nick Rhoad, IPLA Executive Director.
David W. McComb brings to the State Board over 25 years experience in the funeral home business. He was first appointed to the board by Governor O’Bannon in 2000 as a funeral director representative member, and then again in 2008 by Governor Daniels as a cemetery owner member. He is the 4th generation to operate family-owned D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes which is the 2nd largest funeral home in Indiana.
David is a licensed Funeral Director and has a BA in Business from Indiana University as well as an AA in Mortuary Science from Mid America College of Funeral Service.
Mr. McComb is a successful entrepreneur with businesses including Eagle’s Wings Air, Birkmeier Monument Company, Premier Preneed, Estate Security, Riverview Cemetery, Tributes.com and Fort Wayne Financial. David is very active in representing death care professionals as a member of Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service and acts as Liaison to the Attorney General.
A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, David has a great desire to give back to his community. He serves in a number of capacities with various organizations. These include Vice Chair of the Fort Wayne Urban League Board of Directors, Junior Achievement, Erin’s House for Grieving Children, Allen County Drive Alive Steering Committee, the Business Forum and St. Francis College School of Business. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Salin Bank & Trust Company.
David enjoys spending time with his three children, Jessica, Nicole, David Jr. and his wife Cheryl.