Life and Times of Todd Van Beck

Life and Times of Todd Van Beck

Latest Episodes

Bomb Threats to Peppermint Candies – Management In Memphis and then to John A. Gupton College in Nashville – 26
March 03, 2022

In this episode, Todd remembers his move to - and challenges at - Forest Hill in Memphis, TN and fondly recalls the Community Memorial Service for Sandy Hook victims. From there he talks about the one phone that took him to Nashville to once again educate

South to Houston’s Commonwealth Institute and then to A.S Turner in Decatur, GA and his friendship with Ralph – 25
March 02, 2022

In this episode, Todd shares his travel to Texas to run the Commonwealth Institute and then speaks fondly about his time on Decatur at Turners and his friendship with Ralph Turner.

Back To Boston, The New England Institute & Carol Wogrin – 24
February 08, 2022

In this episode, after resigning from the Loewen Group, the opportunity came up for Todd to go back to Boston. Todd explains the story behind the New England Institute at Mount Ida College and fondly recalls his friendship with Carol Wogrin.

The Loewen Lawsuit & The Real Cause of the Collapse of the Loewen Group – 23
February 07, 2022

In this episode, Todd recalls the events leading up to the Loewen lawsuit, the lawsuit itself, and the aftermath. Plus Todd shares what he feels was the real cause of the collapse of the Loewen Group.

Loewen Personalities: Loewen, Hogenkamp, Amato, Rollings and Welshons – 22
January 31, 2022

In this episode, as Todd continues to fulfil his experiences at the Loewen Group, he offers some insight into some of the personalities that he interacted without for almost a decade: Ray L. Loewen, Tim Hogenkamp, George Amato, Greg Rollings and John Wels

Becoming An International Educator – 21
January 28, 2022

In this episode, Todd recollects on the creation of the Funeral Home Management College in the ICCFA University (formerly the ACA - American Cemetery Association), his presentations nationally and throughout Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Europe

International Travel, Canada from Coast to Coast, & Harry C. B. Rath – 20
January 25, 2022

In this episode, Todd details his introduction to Canadian funeral directors from coast to coast and in particular his special bond and friendship with Harry Rath.

1992 – Starting with the Loewen Group – 19
January 25, 2022

In this episode, Todd recalls his initial involvement with the Loewen Group as it grew its footprint in the US. This association gave Todd the opportunity to meet funeral directors across the country and the opportunity to share his knowledge throughout t

Back to Cincinnati with Trust 100 – 18
January 02, 2022

In this episode, Todd reflects on his time with Trust 100 and the marketing lessons that he learned. As the tide turned for Trust 100, being in Cincinnati, he was in the perfect location to be approached by the ever-expanding Loewen Group.

From Cincinnati to Upstate New York and Back – 17
January 02, 2022

In this episode, Todd explains his decision to leave Cincinnati and move to upstate New York, and Hudson Valley Community College. From there he shares another failed ownership opportunity with Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse and why he e