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2017-2018 Arizona Grand Lodge Officers

 

GRAND MASTER OF ARIZONA

Most Worshipful
Scott A. Thomas

Scott A. Thomas is a third generation Arizona Mason from Phoenix and Gilbert. After graduating from ASU with a BSE in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, he held technical, management, and executive positions in commercial and government sectors of the Electronics, Aerospace and Financial industries and still provides consulting services.

A Past Master of Scottsdale Lodge No. 43, he has served as their Trustee and is also a member of Chandler Thunderbird No. 15 and Glendale No. 23, them being the lodges of his Father and Grandfather. He recently was made a member of Prometheus Lodge No. 87, in his home town of Gilbert, AZ.

He was a Deputy District Grand Lecturer and District Deputy Grand Master for two Phoenix area districts, Grand Sword Bearer, served on the Consolidation Committee for Chandler Thunderbird Lodge No. 15, and was Chairman of the Membership Committee within Grand Lodge and has received the Distinguished Service Award.

He is a member of the Scottish Rite KSA in Phoenix and Tucson and is in the York Rite. As a Shriner he has been President of the Past Masters Club. He and his wife Roberta of 30 years own a commercial Interior Architecture firm in Tempe and have three sons.

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DEPUTY GRAND MASTER

Right Worshipful
Craig Gross

Craig L. Gross is a third generation Master Mason and a member of Tucson Lodge No. 4 and Nelson Bledsoe Lodge No. 74 in Tucson, Arizona. He is a native Tucsonan who began his Masonic career in 1983, serving as Master of Tucson 4 in 1988 and 2003, He is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Tucson, a Knight of the York Rite of Arizona and a Noble of the Sabbar Shrine. He has served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer, Lodge Program Coordinator, Grand Sword Bearer, Public Schools Chairman, on numerous Grand Lodge Committees, past President of Masonic Charities of Arizona, past member of the Scottish Rite Child Language Center (Wings on Words) Directors, Board member of the Square and Compass Clinic, and Arizona Mason of the Year in 2001.

Craig has served as Associate Bethel Guardian, Associate Grand Bethel Guardian, and Associate Grand Guardian of Arizona Job’s Daughters, being awarded the Sunburst of Honor in 2003, and was a past Rainbow Dad and a past DeMolay advisor. Craig is also past Sovereign of the Red Cross of Constantine, past Governor of the York Rite White Rose College, and past Master of Southern Arizona Research Lodge No. 2

Craig graduated from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University with degrees in Planning and Urban Development. He was employed with the City of Tucson for over 30 years, retiring in 2011 as Deputy Director of Planning and Development Services.

He has been married to Lynda for over 40 years and has a daughter Erin who was extremely involved in Job’s Daughters International, Rainbow International and DeMolay International, a son-in-law Ben who was twice Arizona State Master Councilor of DeMolay International and Master of his Lodge in Washington in 2016, and two grandsons Cortland and Jasper.

Date Location
Sept. 14th Yuma 17
Oct. 12th Apache 69
Dec. 13th Builders 60
Jan. 20th Arizona Sunrise 88
Feb. 7th Aaron 49
Mar. 6th Camelback Daylight 75
Mar. 6th Peoria 31
Mar. 7th Paradise Valley Silver Trowel 29
Apr 5th Flagstaff 7
Apr 10th Mt. Moria 19
May 8th White River 62
 

SENIOR GRAND WARDEN

Right Worshipful
Greg Vasquez

Greg Vasquez is an Arizona native, born and raised in northern Arizona. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science, and of Arizona State University, Master of Technology- Management.

He was Initiated, Passed and Raised in Chandler Lodge No. 34, now Chandler Thunderbird No. 15, in 2005. He served as WM of Chandler 34 in 2010 and as WM of Chandler Thunderbird 15 in 2011. As he likes to say, “I am the last PM of Chandler 34 and the first PM of Chandler Thunderbird 15.”

WB Greg is also a member of the York Rite, and of the El Zaribah Shrine. He served two years as District Deputy Grand Master and is currently serving as Senior Grand Warden.

 
Date Location
Aug. 1st Oriental 20
Sep. 5th Arizona 2
Sep. 13th Sahuaro 45
Sep. 14th Calcedony 6
Sep. 25th San Pedro 55
Oct. 1st Tucson 4
Oct. 2nd Perfect Ashlar 12
Nov. 7th Oasis 52
Nov. 11th Hiram Daylight 73
Jan. 4th Scottsdale 43
Feb. 6th Acacia 42
Mar. 7th Mohave Valley 68

JUNIOR GRAND WARDEN

Right Worshipful
Boyd Robertson

Boyd Robertson is an Arizona transplant from Farmington, New Mexico. After a brief stint at Oklahoma University he met and married his wonderful wife Judy in 1983. They moved to the Valley of the Sun in 1989 and migrated to Prescott in 1992.

He was Initiated, Passed and Raised at Aztlan Lodge #1. He was Raised at the Outdoor Degree at Fain Ranch in 2006. He served as Master of Aztlan No. 1 in 2010 and as Master of the Scientia Coronati Research Lodge in 2011-2012. He has also served as a member of the Charters & Bylaws committee, Grand Marshal and as a District Deputy Grand Master.

He joined the Scottish Rite in 2008 at the joint sessions in Tucson and is a member of the Valley of Phoenix. He also joined the York Rite in 2011 and is a member of the Chapter and Council in Prescott.

 
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GRAND SECRETARY

Very Worshipful
James Rowan

James W. Rowan was born in Akron, Ohio, but has been a resident of Arizona since 1952. He is a graduate of Scottsdale High School, attended Arizona State University for two years, and the American Institute of Banking for three years. His business career has included positions with First National Bank of Arizona and owning a commercial carpet sales and service business...

 

GRAND TREASURER

Very Worshipful
Michael N. McGee

VWB Michael McGee was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on April 1st, 1985 in Wayfarers Lodge #50. Soon after he went on to be Master of his lodge in 1990 and joined the Scottish Rite and El Zaribah Shrine in 1991. He later was a Charter Member of the Northwest Lodge of Perfection, serving for a time as Scribe, a charter member of...

 

GRAND SECRETARY EMERITUS

Very Worshipful
Wilbur E. Robertson

Wilbur E. “Bill” Robertson is an Arizona native, born in Phoenix. His business career in telecommunications took him to Colorado, where he received his degrees in El Paso Lodge #13 in Colorado Springs in 1968-69. In 1976, AT&T relocated him to Phoenix, where he affilaited with Tempe Lodge #15, and served...

 

GRAND SECRETARY EMERITUS

Very Worshipful
George Stablein

George was born in Seattle, WA in 1942, where he spent his entire youth. Immediately upon graduating from high school, George was called to government service. After completing Army basic training, George was sent to Fort Devens in Ayer, MA where he began training at the Army Security Agency School where he trained for many months...

 

2017-2018 Appointed Officers


SENIOR GRAND DEACON

Worshipful
Randy Jager

WB Randy Jager resides in Tucson with his wife Lynn and their two wonderful children. Randy holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and has 30 years of experience in accounting and corporate management...
 

 
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JUNIOR GRAND DEACON

Worshipful
Jim H. Baker

Jim H. Baker is a third generation Arizonan from Florence. Jim graduated high school in 1975 and in 1980 he took over ownership and management of the family business that his grandfather started in 1921....
 

 
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SENIOR GRAND STEWARD

Worshipful
George R. Rusk

George R. Rusk was born in Charleston, S.C. He has been a resident of Arizona since 1990. A veteran of the United States Navy he currently works as a Manufacturing Engineering Planner for a local aerospace company....

 
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JUNIOR GRAND STEWARD

Worshipful
Darrell D. Mandrell

Darrell D. Mandrell was raised in Cedar Lodge 60, Clarkston Michigan 6/7/2007 and shortly thereafter, vowed to never shovel snow again and became a member of Chandler Lodge...
 

 
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ADDITIONAL OFFICERS

Office Name
Grand Lecturer Ronald N. Allen
Reverend Grand Chaplain Jason B. Stryker
Grand Orator Ahmet S. Erdemir
Grand Marshal Lance Brown
Grand Standard Bearer Michael A. Dale
Grand Sword Bearer Michael Bernhardt
Grand Bible Bearer Jess Lee
Grand Pursuivant Mark Brown
Grand Organist Carlos Rausch
Grand Editor Roger Biede
Grand Tyler Matthew Reidmiller

GRAND LODGE TRUSTEES

Term Expires Name
2020 Robert W. Bradfield, PGM
2019 Jeffery S. Carlton, PGM
2018 Larry C. Schafer, PGM
2018 Earl L. Wunder, PGM
Emeritus Robert F. Hannon, PGM