As a member of Monument Builders of North America, the MBAdvocacy Program and its services are one of the benefits of membership that you enjoy!
How the MBAdvocacy program will benefit members and the Association –
Our Advocate, Marilyn-Harris Davis will provide guidance and assistance to members when dealing with local cemeteries or legislative issues that impact their business operations. She will work with members to resolve issues and mediate solutions that are satisfactory to both sides and, if necessary, Marilyn can step in directly to help members with issues of importance to the entire MBNA membership. Watch for regular updates and articles on the program in MBNews.
Marilyn Harris-Davis, JD, obtained her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, has a Masters Degree from American University in Public Information Administration and an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. Before working with the death care industry, she worked in cable franchise operations for a number of years, as well as doing political/governmental work in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Most recently, Marilyn served as Executive Director of the Office of Cemetery Oversight for the State of Maryland. In that capacity, she regulated cemeteries and the sellers of burial goods. She also enforced the relevant provisions of the Maryland Annotated Code relative to death care; and, in conjunction with the State’s Attorney General, facilitating the creation of legislation governing the death care industry.
Marilyn is committed to serving the members and the consumers they serve. Working in conjunction with other entities in the death care industry, she will address anti-competitive practices and unscrupulous behavior in the negotiation, sales, installation, and maintenance of monuments and markers. She will also provide conflict resolution services and advise members and consumers of their respective rights and obligations.
Additionally, she will keep the membership appraised of legislative initiatives and regulations relating to both memorialists and cemeteries and lobby for fair and just legislation.
The MBAdvocacy program supports members of the Monument Builders of North America and the consumers they serve by enhancing awareness and enforcement of fair, reasonable and lawful trade practices as they relate to the memorial industry.
MBNA commented on the Funeral Rule Review 16CFR Part 453. For a copy, click here.