Leadership of the DC Scottish Rite

Ill. James D. Cole, 33°
Sovereign Grand Commander

Ill. James Dean Cole, 33° is the principal officer of the Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States…


Ill. Leonard Proden, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Ill. Leonard Proden, 33°, was elected as Deputy to the Supreme Council in 2005 while serving as DC Grand Master; and in 2007, was elevated to SGIG of the Orient of the District of Columbia.

Walter R. Hoenes

Ill. Walter R. Hoenes, 33°
General Secretary

The General Secretary provides daily oversight of the functions of the office, supervision of the staff, and
management of the Valley’s routine financial transactions.

Ill. Jeffrey D. Holt, 33°
Director of Facilities

JD, as Ill. Holt is commonly known, is in charge of the physical plant, including facility rentals, vendor and contractor interface, and management of the custodial staff.

Brad Andrukitis

Ill. Brad Andrukitis, 33°
Director of Membership Services

Maximizing the quality of our current members’ experience as Scottish Rite Masons is Brother Andrukitis’ primary focus. As Director of Membership Services, he plays a major role in the coordination and promotion of the many programs and events…

Ill. Mensah R. Adjogah, 33°

The Treasurer’s role is to monitor the Valley budget and assist the General Secretary in the review and
payment of bills.