John E. DeBord


In his leadership role with LHT Consulting Group, Mr. DeBord concentrates on intentional, strategic planning and the corresponding ceremony protocol that is indispensable while implementing high-profile funeral and memorial events.

With over three decades of experience, Mr. DeBord has earned a solid reputation for delivering the highest level of service alongside a keen ability to capture the essence of one’s life - translating that vision into a tribute as unique as the person being honored.

Prior to joining LHT in 2012, Mr. DeBord served in various operations management positions with Service Corporation International (SCI) and formerly as Managing Partner of a private firm in Charlotte, NC.

His accreditations include licensure with the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service and certification from the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Additionally, Mr. DeBord trained as a Protocol Officer with the acclaimed Protocol School of Washington.

Professionally, his desire is to serve as the catalyst and advisor to families, personal staffs and family office representatives in discussions surrounding memorial event planning for distinguished and noteworthy individuals.

He believes these are mission-critical conversations.

John and his wife, Dana have two daughters and reside in Charlotte, NC.