Our Caring Staff
Our staff is professional, kind, and compassionate. When you choose Flanner Buchanan, you are choosing the best people in the profession. We are here to guide you through the options you have and help your decision making process be as easy as possible by taking care of all the details.
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Bruce W. Buchanan, the fourth-generation owner of this family-held business, is CEO of Flanner Buchanan. He takes great pride in the family’s six-generation history in Indiana and its nearly 150 years of funeral service in Indianapolis. Bruce joined the company’s board in 1987 and spent his early years with the company managing the expansion of new funeral centers. These facilities include flexible event spaces for life celebrations and community events. Bruce holds a BA degree in Political Science from Indiana University and a MS degree in Journalism from Ohio University. Bruce attended Broad Ripple High School. He is active in both civic and arts groups in Indianapolis. Bruce and his wife Julie live in downtown Indianapolis.
President, Chief Operating Officer
Tony joined the company in 1998, with a broad healthcare management and service background specializing in multi-location regional operations. He has expertise in finance and budgeting, administration, and operations. He achieves results through strategic planning and successful team building techniques. “We are experiencing substantial client preference changes and will for the foreseeable future. Our responsibility is to be ahead of the curve and exceed the client and visitor expectations.” Tony received his BSBA and MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer
Carlos joined the company in September 1998 and is responsible for client accounting operations, corporate finance, and management information systems. He brings twenty years international experience in finance and administration with large, multi-company corporations. He earned his Masters degree in Accounting from Long Island University in 1987. Carlos is experienced managing large functions and achieves maximum efficiencies and productivity through empowerment of staff to identify and pursue ongoing process improvement.
Vice President, Marketing
Maureen joined the company in 2008, with a background in training and development with an international organization as well as experience in the health insurance industry. Her expertise is in relationship building and developing community and corporate partnerships that help to expand the market share of the company. She understands that the success of the company is largely based on the ability to meet the changing needs of today’s clients. She is originally from New Albany, IN and graduated from Ball State with a BS in Public Relations and an MA in Corporate Training and Development.
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Ted first joined the company in 1989 with Washington Park Services, Inc. whichbuilt the first cemetery/funeral combination in Marion County. He is responsible for all administrative systems for the Buchanan Group associated companies, and oversees human resources, cemetery accounting and investment management. Ted has worked in the accounting and management areas for 30 years after obtaining an undergraduate degree in accounting from Indiana University. He received his CPA designation in 1989 and received an MBA from Butler University in 2000, is the Chairman of the Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service, President of the Indiana Cemetery Association, Trustee of Martin University and a member of the Indianapolis Salvation Army Advisory Board.
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