board of directors

Sean Foran

Board President

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A native of San Francisco, Sean Foran enjoyed an extraordinary career in the field of education serving with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Foran served as a classroom teacher, District Advisor, Assistant Principal, Instructional Specialist, and as an LAUSD School Administrator. As a Master Mason, Foran has held a large number of positions within the Masonic Fraternity. He is a Past Venerable Master of the Los Angeles Scottish Rite and served as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of California, Grand Orator for Grand Council and Grand Chapter, and in 2006 was selected as the Commander of the Year by the Grand Commandery of California. Foran served 10 years on the Masonic Memorial Temple Committee for the Grand Lodge of California. He was also tasked with reviewing and cataloging all artifacts at the Masonic Lodge No. 42 which stood across the Plaza from the Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. Foran also established the American Heritage Masonic Museum in LA's Hancock Park District and was instrumental in the development and founding of the Henry W. Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry in San Francisco. Foran has enjoyed a lifelong marriage to his wife, Vicki. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Reyn Blight

Board Vice President

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Reyn Blight was a student at LA High School and Pomona College before attending UCLA Business School. Reyn enjoyed a 30 year career with the City of Los Angeles specializing in community and economic development before his retirement. He remains active improving community life and has served as Chairman for the Los Angeles Development Authority, as President of the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council, and on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He is the Executive Director of the Entrepreneur Educational Center as well as serving as Vice President of Grace Dee May Museum Board of Directors. Reyn is justly proud of his Masonic heritage. His grandfather was Grand Orator for the Grand Lodge of California in 1933 as well as being Past Master of Liberal Arts Lodge No. 677. Reyn followed in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps by serving as Master of Liberal Arts in 1986 and in 2003. He is the recipient of the Hiram Award. Reyn is also a member of the Past Masters’ Shrine Club and has been active in Al Malaikah Shrine since the 1980s. Reyn is married with three adult sons and makes his home in downtown LA.

Rio L. Santonil

Board Secretary

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A native of the Philipppines, Rio L. Santonil attended University of California  San Diego majoring in History before attending UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management and completed the Management Development Program for Child Care Providers. His management experience includes working for Broadcom as  Facilities Coordinator, and with Herbalife International as Risk Management Coordinator and R&D / Quality Assurance. Rio serves as Recorder for the Al Malaikah Shriners and as Secretary of the Shrine Auditorium Company Board of Trustees. As a Master Mason, he served as Master of Torrance University Lodge and as President of the Acacia Shrine Club. In 2007, he was elected as a member of the executive committee of the Masonic Service Bureau of Los Angles and served as the Bureau’s President in 2015. He has served as a District Inspector for the Grand Lodge of California and provided leadership for other Masonic organizations including the California Past Masters Association, the Scottish and York Rites, the Commandery, Royal Order of Scotland, Robert the Bruce Association, and the Red Cross of Constantine. He has been happily married to his wife Luisa for 21 years and they have  three children.

Guy Richmond

Board Treasurer

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Guy Richmond was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Torrance and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis on Marketing from Cal State University at Long Beach. He retired after a highly successful 32-year career with AT&T. Guy became a Master Mason in 1993 and has held leadership positions in many Masonic organizations including two Blue Lodges, the Scottish Rite and as an adult advisor in the Order of DeMolay. As a member of Al Malaikah Shrine, he has been active in local Shrine Clubs, and is a Past President of the Koppers Unit 2013. In 1995, Guy was appointed to the officer's line where he focused on membership development. As Potentate of Al Malaikah, his theme "SHRINERS, Having FUN Helping KIDS" reflected his compassion for children receiving care at the Shriner's Hospitals. Guy and his wife Karla enjoy a variety of active outdoor sports including water skiing, motorcycle riding, hiking in the Sierra Nevada and spending time with family and friends.

Fred Davis

Board Member

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Born in 1957 in Los Angeles, Fred's family moved to Gardena in 1967 and he has lived there ever since. He attended Harbor College and Long Beach State University, majoring in Political Science. After working for US Steel he was hired by AT&T starting his career as a Service Tech until promoted to management. Fred worked field operations in South and Central Los Angeles, Gardena, Huntington Park, Pasadena, East Los Angeles, Glendale, and now El Segundo. Fred comes from a Masonic Family and joined Gardena DeMolay in 1971, served as Master Councilor, and later as an Adult Advisor.  He has returned to DeMolay as Administrator of Diamond DeMolay League.  He joined Gardena Masonic Lodge and served as Master in 1991.  Fred received the Hiram Award from his Lodge and served as an Inspector for the Grand Lodge of California and Junior Grand Deacon (2005-2006). A member of the Masons4mitts Program he raised funds to provide baseball mitts to inner city kids. Fred is an active member of the Shrine and is currently serving as Master of Redondo Lodge in Redondo Beach. He serves the Grand Lodge of California in Masonic Trials. Fred was involved in Big Brothers, the YMCA, the Gardena Chamber of Commerce, the USO, and a member of the City Seniors Commission. He became involved with the Gardena Willows and is serving his 10th year as President. Fred is currently on the Board of Directors for Project SOY to provide employment opportunities for young people.

Ron Hopkins

Board Member

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Ronald Hopkins was born in Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. In 1985 he moved to Los Angeles and joined The Aerospace Corporation, where he is currently employed as a Tech Fellow. In 2008 he was awarded the President's Award by The Aerospace Corporation for "outstanding commitment in providing the critical analytic foundation for major National Security Program Acquisition Decisions."  Dr. Hopkins and his team developed a unique modeling and simulation capability which has provided the primary analytic support for critical, high-level national decision makers.

He was raised a Master Mason in 1980 and is a four-time Past Master of Los Angeles Lodge No. 42 and a recipient of the Hiram Award. He is a Past Venerable Master of the Los Angeles Scottish Rite and currently serves as Director of the Work. He served seven years on the Grand Lodge Legislative Analysis Committee, two of those as Chairman. He is also a member of the York Rite, Commandery, and Allied Masonic degrees.

ILLUMINATING THE LEGACY OF THE WEST

Grace Dee May Museum at the Historic Shrine Auditorium

665 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007

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