Board of Directors, Officers and Associates

Executive Committee:
Jonathan E. Felger, President

John W. Kesner,
Associate Director Elect

Retired Banker, J. P. Morgan Chase Bank

Paul Bullock, Secretary

John Tolbert, 1st President Elect
Business Man, Owner of Cabinet Interior Design

Gerald E. "J.J." Mann, II, 2nd President Elect
J.J. Mann has worked as a busiiness and financial professional for over 15 years. A native of Austin, Texas, J.J. received his Bachlor's degree from Baylor University and his M.B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. After gaining experience in diverse fields ranging from medicine to politics, J.J. served as the President & CEO of one of the largest non-profit media groups in the country. He then went on to found his own financial practice, which specializes in helping business owners and other professionals reach their financial goals.
Assistant: (512) 472-1231 or (512) 657-4038

Board Members:
Victor Armstrong, Jr., Ex Officio
General Secretary Austin Scottish Rite Bodies

Life Member of Texas Wild Bunch Professional Artists; Member of Rocky Plein Air Painter's Association, Secretary of Austin Masonic Lodge #12

Dr. James L. "Jim" Caldwell

A native of New York City, he received his BME at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the U.S. Navy and on various Texas boards and commissions. He retired after a career with IBM. He was selected as Handicapped American of the Year in 1985. He is a 32° KCCH Mason and has served on the Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center Board of Directors since 2003.

Assistant: (512) 472-1231 or (512) 343-7700

Craig Clark
Business Man/Investor and Owner of Momentum Consulting

Steven C. "Steve" Conn

Mark K. Dermit

Toby C. Hooper

Dr. Robert Northcutt

Professor of Mathematics, Texas State University at San Marcos

William A. "Andrew" Urban

Brian A. Vance, Ex Officio

Personal Representative of the SGIG

Associate Directors:
Thomas Eugene "Gene" Barber
Retired Sheriff, Burleson County

Jimmy L. Barho
Past Board President
Jim Barho began serving the Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center in 1990 and served as President from 2006 to 2009. He is a native of Austin, Texas and currently resides in Burnet, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree & Master of Science degree from Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos. He served as Administrator of Technical Programs with the Texas Highway Department from 1960 to 1970; Executive Administrator - Healthcare from 1970 to 1995; Retired 1995 to 1999; and returned to work as Captain of Administration & Emergency Management Coordinator with Burnet County from1999 to present. He is an Ordained Deacon in his church and serves on numerous civic and Masonic organizations. He is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason.
Assistant: (512) 472-1231 or (512) 750-0507

John Anderson (Andy) Barclay IV

Raymond G. Bronk

Raymond G. "Ray" Bronk is a retired United States Air Force Major, past president of a commercial and residential construction company, an active writer and the editor of four consecutive editions of Texas Lodge of Research's (TLR) annual book publication Transactions. He is published in several anthologies and several dozen commercial and Masonic magazines, and has written two published nonfiction books and two adventure novels. Active in Masonic organizations, he is a Past Master of his home lodge and TLR, is active in Scottish Rite, has been on the SRDC Board for a dozen years, and is a 32° KCCH Mason.
Assistant: (512) 472-1231 or (512) 756-2756

Jimmie Lee Christensen

Danny E. Crockroft

Walter David W. Counts, Jr.
David Counts is a native of Knox City, Texas and attended West Texas State University and the University of North Texas. David is a businessman involved in real estate, insurance, farming, oil & gas and other interests. David is a retired Brigadier General, bank director and former member of the Texas House of Representatives. He is active in numerous civic, religious and Masonic organizations. David is a Past Grand Master of all Texas Masons, and is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason.
Assistant: (512) 472-1231 or (325) 668-6305

Ross J. Cox, Jr.

James G. Dougherty

Bradley D. French

John W. French

Dr. Roy D. Harris

Jack E. Hightower
DECEASED - Listed in this roll in memoriam of his services and commitment to the treatment of dyslesia.

Andrew McVeigh, III

Johnny K. Menges, Sr.

Christian D. Moore

W. Oscar Orum

Peter Reardon

Bruce A. Rice
Past Board President

Rafael A. Rivas

Benton R. "Ben" Ryon
Past Board President
Ben Ryon began serving the Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center in 1989 and was named President in 2011. He is a native of Austin, Texas and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. After over 40 years Ben is a Partner Emeritus in his CPA firm and he is an Elder in his church and serves on numerous civic and Masonic organizations. He is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason.
Assistant: (512) 472-1231 or (512) 413-3040

O. Carl Sizemore

John E. Wallace

Ralph E. Wayne