Walter F. Wheeler, PGM
Walt joined the Foundation as the Interim Director in October of 2009, and was named full-time Executive Director in May of 2010.
Prior to joining the Foundation Walt was a partner and manager in several businesses, including two bowling centers, two restaurants, a trucking company, a merchandising company and a real estate holding company.
was Worshipful Master of Grand Rapids Lodge No. 34 in 1985.
He served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Michigan in 2006-2007 and served as Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge from January of 2008 until September of 2010.
He is a senior member of the Order of DeMolay where he is a Past Master Councilor and a Past District Master Council.
He has received the degree of Chevalier, the Legion of Honor and is a Deputy Member of the DeMolay Supreme Council.
He is a Past High Priest of Grand Rapids Chapter No. 7 Royal Arch Masons, a Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Tyre Council No. 10 Royal and Select Masons, and a Past Commander of DeMolai Commandery No. 5 Knights Templar.
He is a member of St. Vincent's Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine, he is a Past Sovereign Master of Mt. Moriah Council No. 128 Allied Masonic Degrees, and a member of the West Michigan York Rite College No. 10.
In addition he is a member of Peninsular Chapter No. 65 Order of Eastern Star, Noruh Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R., the Michigan College of the Rosicrucians and Furniture City High Twelve Club.
In the Scottish Rite, he
is a Past Thrice Potent Master, a Past Sovereign Prince and a Past Commander-in-Chief in the Valley of Grand Rapids.
He was coroneted a 33rd degree Mason in 1997 and was crowned an Active Member of the Supreme Council in 2009.