Most Worshipful Grand Master

Victor J. Stone

Grand Master Victor J. StoneBrother Victor J. Stone was born in Wendell, Idaho, the son of Edwin R. and Christina K. Stone, on May 5, 1951.  He graduated from Twin Falls Sr. High School, Twin Falls, Idaho and the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.  He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organization and Management from Capella University.  Victor was active in Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.  He also competed in wrestling in both high school and college.  He was an Idaho State high school wrestling champion in his weight class and he earned a letter in wrestling at the Univ. of Idaho.

Victor was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy in 1973.  After attending flight school, he served as a Naval Flight Officer in Patrol Squadron 23, an Air Antisubmarine Warfare and Patrol Squadron.  He was a P-3 Orion aircraft mission commander, Nuclear Safety Officer, an Avionics Branch Officer, and an Officer Programs Recruiting Officer.   He attained the rank of Lieutenant before his tours of duty ended in 1979.

After completing his MBA studies, Victor moved to Vermont to work for International Business Machines, Corp. in Essex Junction.  During his twenty five years of IBM employment, Victor held a variety of management positions in IBM's Microelectronics semiconductor manufacturing and development division.  He has had leadership experience in production and operations management, pricing and competitive analysis, plans and controls, strategy development, software project implementation, and software and systems management.  He retired from IBM in 2007.  Presently, Dr. Stone is a Professor of Management, Director of Operations for the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, and Director of Graduate Programs in the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. 

Victor and Jane Henley of Centerville, Utah have been married for 36 years.  They have one daughter, Hollyjean, who is a graduate of Mt. Mansfield Union High School and Syracuse University and works as a bio-engineer with the Bristol- Myers Squibb Co.

Brother Victor was raised a Master Mason in MacDonough (now Mt. Mansfield) Lodge #26 in Jericho in October 1992.  In 2000 he was elected the charter Master of the newly formed Mt. Mansfield Lodge.  He served as president of the District 5 Past Master's Association in 2005 and as District Deputy Grand Master of District # 5 from 2006 to 2008.  He has served as High Priest of Burlington Chapter #3 of Royal Arch Masons, Thrice Illustrious Master of Burlington Council # 5 of Royal and Select Masters.  He has been a member of Burlington Commandery # 2 Knights Templar and of the Valley of Burlington Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.  He is a life member of Green Mountain Chapter of the National Sojourners, having served as Treasurer of the Annual Convention Organizing Committee. 

In 2011, Victor was appointed Grand Lecturer by Brother Phil Morton, Most Worshipful Past Grand Master.  He subsequently was elected to serve as Grand Junior Warden in 2013, Grand Senior Warden in 2014, and most recently as Deputy Grand Master in June 2015.  He was awarded the John Barney Medal in 2013. Victor and Jane have resided in Vermont for the past 33 years, enjoying the rural community life of Jericho and Underhill.


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