Imperial Potentate of the Imperial Shrine of North America 2008-2009
Graduate University of Kansas - BS Architectural Engineering & Finance (1969)
Southern Illinois University - MBA (1975)
United States Air Force 2nd Lieutenant
Vietnamese Combat Service Medals & Air Force Commendation Medal
Departed Military with rank of Captain (1975)
33˚ Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction - Valley of St. Louis
Past Potentate Moolah Shriners
Knight Templar in the York Rite
President & CEO, Shriners Hospital for Children
Honorary Member of DeMolay International Supreme Council
Initiated: Sentinel Chapter (Missouri) - 1962
Active Legion of Honor
"A house is only as strong as its foundation"… DeMolay builds in young men… a strong foundation for the rest of their lives.
So many of the successful men of our times… have had DeMolay as the groundwork on which to build… not only a successful career… but the moral compass to make that career meaningful in their community and their nation.
DeMolay brings a young man to the truth of his existence… and why he should and will be a leader and mentor to others in his lifetime. It is nothing more than his duty to the teachings of Jacques DeMolay… from whence we came.
"May all young men continue to have the opportunity to seek knowledge and learn from the principles that have guided earlier DeMolays… to compassionate, caring and productive lives."