The Structure of Scottish Rite Leadership

Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, the Supreme Council is the governing body for Scottish Rite Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction oversees 15 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Vermont.

The role of chief executive officer for the Scottish Rite, NMJ is performed by the Sovereign Grand Commander.

The Supreme Council is composed of 49 trustees. They are known as Active Members. Each of the 15 states within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction has an Active Member designated as a Deputy. The Deputy serves as the executive officer for Scottish Rite Freemasonry within his state. He is supported by the remaining Active Members of the state. There is at least one Active Member in addition to the Deputy in each state. Some states have as many as five Active Members.

State organizations in the NMJ are known as Councils of Deliberation. Local bodies are organized into what are known as Valleys. Degrees from the 4°-32° are conferred in the Valleys.

The Supreme Council meets on an annual basis, at which time the business of the fraternity is done and the 33° is conferred on those who have been elected to receive this honor.
Sovereign Grand Commander David Glattly

Sovereign Grand Commander

Ill. David A. Glattly, 33°, was installed as Sovereign Grand Commander in August 2017. Although both his father and grandfather were members of the craft, Bro. Glattly entered the Masonic world through DeMolay. He joined the Clifton DeMolay Chapter in 1970 and served as Master Councilor. Four years later, he became a Mason in Clifton Lodge No. 203. In 1995, he was chosen as Master of the lodge.

Grand Commander Glattly joined Scottish Rite in the 1980s and in 2000 he received the 33° in Pittsburgh. He explains that “In that year, as a millennium project, each Valley nominated candidates doing Masonic work in many fields. I was chosen for my concentration on DeMolay.” Commander Glattly still remains active with that organization.

He served as Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey in 1998. He was Executive Officer of DeMolay from 1999-2004, and has earned six Grand Master of DeMolay Eagle Awards—the most recent being a lifetime achievement award. Grand Commander Glattly has received several other Masonic honors, including the Daniel Coxe Medal from New Jersey and the Josiah Drummond Award from Maine.

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Samiec Peter sm

Ill. Peter J. Samiec, 33°

Grand Lieutenant Commander

Elliot Rich sm

Ill. Richard W. Elliot, 33°

Grand Minister of State

Wheeler Walt sm

Ill. Walter F. Wheeler, 33°

Grand Treasurer General

Policastro Douglas sm

Ill. Douglas R. Policastro, 33°

Grand Secretary General

Work Bruce sm

Ill. Bruce T. Work, 33°

Deputy for Connecticut

Atkinson Herb sm

Ill. Herbert J. Atkinson, 33°

Deputy for Delaware

Clark Greg sm

Ill. Gregory L. Clark, 33°

Deputy for Illinois

Hoskins Keith sm

Ill. Keith Hoskins, 33°

Deputy for Indiana

Simonton Jeffry sm

Ill. Jeffry A. Simonton, 33°

Deputy for Maine

Moran Don sm

Ill. Donald M. Moran, 33°

Deputy for Massachusetts

Wheeler Walt sm

Ill. Walter F. Wheeler, 33°

Deputy for Michigan

Roth Mark sm

Ill. Mark C. Roth, 33°

Deputy for New Hampshire

Policastro Douglas sm

Ill. Douglas R. Policastro, 33°

Deputy for New Jersey

Spencer David sm

Ill. David P. Spencer, 33°

Deputy for New York

Kaylor Doug sm

Ill. Douglas N. Kaylor, 33°

Deputy for Ohio

Bateman Robert sm

Ill. Robert J. Bateman, 33°

Deputy for Pennsylvania

Smith Steve sm

Ill. Steven E. Smith, 33°

Deputy for Rhode Island

Duquette Don sm

Ill. Donald G. Duquette, 33°

Deputy for Vermont

Bryden Jeff sm

Ill. Jeffrey L. Bryden, 33°

Deputy for Wisconsin

Atkinson Herb sm

Ill. Herbert J. Atkinson, 33°

Delaware

Barnes David E sm

Ill. David E. Barnes, 33°

New York

Basso William sm

Ill. William G. Basso II, 33°

Vermont

Bateman Robert sm

Ill. Robert J. Bateman, 33°

Pennsylvania

Boring David sm

Ill. David G. Boring, 33°

Michigan

Brewer Elbridge sm

Ill. Elbridge H. Brewer, 33°

Ohio

Bryden Jeff sm

Ill. Jeffrey L. Bryden, 33°

Wisconsin

Clark Greg sm

Ill. Gregory L. Clark, 33°

Illinois

Clay Kenneth sm

Ill. Kenneth A. Clay, Jr., 33°

New Hampshire

Cracco Anthony 1

Ill. Anthony R. Cracco, 33°

Illinois

De Wolf Michael sm

Ill. Michael A. DeWolf, 33°

Wisconsin

Duquette Don sm

Ill. Donald G. Duquette, 33°

Vermont

Easterling James sm

Ill. James F. Easterling, Jr. 33°

Ohio

Elliot Rich sm

Ill. Richard W. Elliot, 33°

New Hampshire

Elliott Phillip sm

Ill. Philip R. Elliott, Jr., 33°

Ohio

Gardner Steve 11 sm

Ill. Stephen Gardner, 33°

Pennsylvania

Glattly Dave sm

Ill. David A. Glattly, 33°

At-Large

Graff G Nicholas sm

Ill. G. Nicholas Graff, 33°

Illinois

Hamilton George F sm

Ill. George F. Hamilton, 33°

Massachusetts

Hayrynen Jr Jacob E sm

Ill. Jacob E. Hayrynen, 33°

Michigan

Heath Alan sm

Ill. Alan R. Heath, 33°

Maine

Hecht Kevin sm

Ill. Kevin J. Hecht, 33°

Connecticut

Heldman Dick sm

Ill. Donald R. Heldman, 33°

Ohio

Hoskins Keith sm

Ill. Keith Hoskins, 33°

Indiana

Humphrey Arby sm

Ill. Laurel A. Humphrey, 33°

Wisconsin

Jordan Gregory sm

Ill. Gregory N. Jordan, 33°

Indiana

Karstens William sm

Ill. William Karstens, IV, 33°

Vermont

Kaylor Doug sm

Ill. Douglas N. Kaylor, 33°

Ohio

Labagh Thomas R sm

Ill. Thomas R. Labagh, 33°

Pennsylvania

Marshbanks Tim 11 sm

Ill. Timothey S. Marshbanks, 33°

Michigan

Mc Intosh M Todd sm

Ill. M. Todd McIntosh, 33°

Ohio

Mc Naughton JB 11 sm

Ill. J. Brian McNaughton, 33°

Indiana

Mc Naughton John Wm sm

Ill. John Wm. McNaughton, 33°

At-Large

Milone Randall sm

Ill. Randall R. Milone, 33°

Illinois

Moran Don sm

Ill. Donald M. Moran, 33°

Massachusetts

Morris G Mike sm

Ill. G. Michael Morris, 33°

New York

Nakonestschyny George sm

Ill. George Nakonetschny, 33°

Pennsylvania

Ogg Robert sm

Ill. Robert F. Ogg, Jr., 33°

Rhode Island

Parkinson Keith sm

Ill. Keith E. Parkinson, 33°

Pennsylvania

Pittman Eric 1sm sm

Ill. Eric S. Pittman, 33°

Indiana

Policastro Douglas sm

Ill. Douglas R. Policastro, 33°

New Jersey

Pothier Dennis sm

Ill. Dennis W. Pothier, 33°

Rhode Island

Ross Albert J sm

Ill. Albert J. Ross, 33°

Maine

Roth Mark sm

Ill. Mark C. Roth, 33°

New Hampshire

Roup Paul J sm

Ill. Paul J. Roup, 33°

Pennsylvania

Samiec Peter sm

Ill. Peter J. Samiec, 33°

New York

Schremser Robert sm

Ill. Robert C. Schremser, 33°

Massachusetts

Sharpe Gerald sm

Ill. Gerald J. Sharpe, 33°

New Jersey

Simonton Jeffry sm

Ill. Jeffry A. Simonton, 33°

Maine

Smith Peter sm

Ill. Peter R. Smith, 33°

Massachusetts

Smith Steve sm

Ill. Steven E. Smith, 33°

Massachusetts

Spencer David sm

Ill. David P. Spencer, 33°

New York

St Pierre Paul C sm

Ill. Paul C. St. Pierre, 33°

Indiana

Stefanakos Steven sm

Ill. Steven C. Stefanakos, 33°

New York

Stein Hank J sm

Ill. Henry J. Stein, 33°

New Jersey

Swalm Ricky L sm

Ill. Ricky L. Swalm, 33°

Delaware

Tungate Jim sm

Ill. James L. Tungate, 33°

Illinois

Wheeler Walt sm

Ill. Walter F. Wheeler, 33°

Michigan

Wilson Dan sm

Ill. Daniel M. Wilson, 33°

New Jersey

Work Bruce sm

Ill. Bruce T. Work, 33°

Connecticut