Monday, March 20, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Michael C. Russell, CAE,
Named Vice President of Advancement/
Director of Development
Director of Development
Brother Russell, presently the Executive Director of DeMolay International, oversees governance for more than 19,000 DeMolay members and registered Adult Advisors. He has spearheaded expansive technological growth for the organization during his tenure.
"I am pleased that Brother Michael Russell has agreed to assume this position with the Scottish Rite at such an important moment of change," said Sovereign Grand Commander McNaughton. "He is a dedicated Freemason who cares passionately about the craft. As my tenure as Sovereign Grand Commander comes to an end, I know the responsibilities Michael will carry in the Development area are in the good hands. "
As the Director of Development, Brother Russell will manage day-to-day operations of the Scottish Rite Development team and look to grow funding for these major areas: The Grand Almoner's Fund, the Children's Dyslexia Centers, Leon M. Abbott scholarships, and the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.
"In his role as Executive Director of DeMolay International, Michael not only achieved outstanding results in fundraising." said incoming Sovereign Grand Commander, David A. Glattly, "He also managed with great effectiveness the complete restructuring of the organization. Michael will be a key member of my leadership team. His energy and experience will help us continue to build support for the mission and the vision of the Scottish Rite. I look forward to forging the future with him."
Said Brother Russell, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the Scottish Rite team under the tremendous leadership of Commander McNaughton and Brother Glattly. Every day I serve this Brotherhood and the charities therein, I will seek to fulfill my obligation to our members. Together with Scottish Rite membership and leadership, we will ignite the power of our shared commitment to support our amazing fraternity - and each other."
Brother Russell received a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from Northwest Missouri State University. He earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Jack Welch Management Institute, Strayer University. He attained the prestigious non-profit designation Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2015, through the the American Society for Association Executives.
Brother Russell was raised as Master Mason in Calvin W. Prather Lodge No.717, Indianapolis, IN, in 2010. He is a member of the Valley of Indianapolis Scottish Rite, NMJ, and is a Noble from Ararat Temple.
Brother Russell will reside in Kansas City, MO with his wife Megan. His last day with DeMolay International is .
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