Michael Russell

President and Sovereign Grand Commander David A. Glattly, 33°, is pleased to announce Michael C. Russell, CAE has been named the Executive Director of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA (Scottish Rite, NMJ), effective March 19, 2020. Brother Russell will oversee our membership, marketing, communications, information systems & solutions, and charities at Supreme Council headquarters in Lexington, MA.

“Michael Russell has been a dynamic leader these past few years and has my full and complete confidence. Since joining the Scottish Rite, NMJ Brother Russell has continually demonstrated the ability to lead,” said President Glattly. “Scottish Rite, NMJ will continue to thrive under his leadership and candor. Additionally, he will serve as the Chairman of our Path Forward team and continue our work to benefit all of our Masonic Grand Lodges with our ‘Not Just a Man. Campaign.’ Michael will help lead our Fraternity in a new era of growth and excitement.”

“I am beyond excited to serve our great Fraternity in this new capacity. To have the confidence of Commander Glattly means the world to me. I look forward to continuing the great work done by our NMJ teams,” Russell said. “There is little doubt that I work with an amazingly talented team of staff and volunteers. I do not take this responsibility lightly; I will never forget that everything we do will continue our vision of fulfilling our Masonic Obligation to take care of our members.”

Brother Russell joined the Scottish Rite, NMJ as the Vice President of Charities in 2017. His professional experience includes leading DeMolay International as Executive Director, Chapter Relations Manager for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and Regional Director for Tau Kappa Epsilon, Inc. He has served as a non-profit professional for more than 12 years.

Brother Russell received his Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from Northwest Missouri State University. He earned a Master's in Business Administration from the Jack Welch Management Institute, Strayer University. He earned the prestigious non-profit designation Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2015, through the American Society of Association Executives.

Brother Russell was raised as Master Mason in Calvin W. Prather Lodge No.717, Indianapolis, IN. He is a Deputy member of the DeMolay International Supreme Council, a noble from Ararat Temple, a member of the Royal Order of Scotland, and a 32° Mason from the Valley of Indianapolis Scottish Rite, NMJ.

Michael Russell is the proud husband to Megan and father to daughter Maeve.