Tom Broderick is one of three Major Donor Officers of the Supreme Council, 33°, A&ASR of Freemasonry, SJ, USA Development Office which supports the financial needs of both the House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc. and the Scottish Rite Foundation, SJ, USA, Inc., while also assisting the Orients and Valleys with their philanthropic efforts. His areas of responsibility include the Orients of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Having relocated in 2015 to Bluffton, SC from Chesapeake, VA, he is a member of the Valleys of Charleston, SC and Norfolk, VA and Great Bridge Lodge 257, Chesapeake, VA.
Tom enjoyed a most successful naval aviation career having held numerous leadership positions during his active and reserve duty periods to include Commanding Officer of a Reserve Helicopter Squadron and Executive Assistant / Chief of Staff for several Flag officers at five different headquarter staffs. He concluded his highly decorated thirty-nine year naval career as the Chief of Staff overseeing the effective, efficient and safe operations of five Air Wings, seventeen squadrons and the Navy’s Aerial Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, for the Chief of Naval Aviation Training in Corpus Christi, TX in April 2012.
In his civilian career, he was the owner / operator of a small Ford/Mercury dealership in Plymouth, NC for some twenty years. He successfully took his dealership from a dilapidated downtown building to a modern facility on the bypass and ultimately sold it in 1999. During his time in Plymouth, North Carolina, he was elected to the City Council, served twice as the President of the Washington County’s Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Washington County’s Recreation Committee. For all his community endeavors and business leadership achievements, he received the prestigious Washington County’s Citizen of the Year award.
Tom is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1973, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and the George Washington University where he received his post graduate Master of Science degree. His Masonic journey began in February 2013 culminating in his raising to Master Mason in June 2013 at Great Bridge Lodge 257 Chesapeake, VA and the Scottish Rite’s Master of the Royal Secret 32° at the Norfolk, VA Valley’s Spring Reunion 2014.
He lives in Bluffton, SC with his wife Claudia. Between them they have three daughters, a son and four beautiful grandchildren.
Right Worshipful Brother Jon Shelton was born in Manassas, Virginia on August 14, 1968. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Politics and Russian Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 1994. He began his career with the U.S. Army in Military Intelligence as a Russian Linguist from 1986–1991. He has since worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, Harris, Northrop Grumman TASC, and Leidos in various technical and management roles in the computer security field.
Brother Shelton was raised as a Master Mason in Manasseh Lodge No. 182 on May 16, 2001. He joined Acacia Lodge No. 16 in 2004 and served as Worshipful Master in 2007. He served as District Deputy Grand Master for the Fourth Masonic District in 2013.
He is the primary founder and Charter Master (2011) for The Patriot Lodge, No. 1957 at George Mason University, which is the first academic Lodge in Virginia. He has been active in promoting the academic Lodge concept around the US, having helped create the first Mid-Atlantic Convocation of Academic Lodges in 2016.
Brother Shelton currently serves on the Virginia Grand Lodge Committee of Masonic Education, in particular supporting the Virginia Masonic University. In addition, he is a member of the Masonic Renewal Committee, under the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, where he serves as Academic Lodge Program Coordinator.
Brother Shelton is married to the former Deborah Hodges. They are the parents of two sons, Dr. Andrew Paul and Alexander Houston Shelton; and a daughter, Natalie Lynn Shelton. Brother Shelton is a member of All Saints Anglican Church. They make their home in Manassas, Virginia.