Born 1965, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bradley Rickelman spent most of his youth in northwest Houston, Texas. Brad lives with his wife Jean in Stillwater where he is Assistant Director of the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development, assisting entrepreneurs in starting new businesses. He is past President of the Oklahoma Business Incubator Association and the Oklahoma Venture Forum.
Brad joined Stillwater’s Frontier Lodge #48 in 1997 and was Worshipful Master in 2003. He served during 2006-2007 for the Grand Lodge as District Deputy Grand Master, and was Grand Flag Bearer in 2008 and Grand Musician in 2009. He was elected Junior Grand Warden in 2010, and became Grand Master of Oklahoma in 2013. Additionally, he is a “C” certificate lecturer.
Brad is a member of the Guthrie Scottish Rite. Brad Rickelman joined the York Rite in 2002 and first served as Commander of St. John’s Commandry in Stillwater in 2009. He subsequently served as Commander of Cimarron Valley Commandry. He is currently the Right Excellent Grand King of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma. Brad is also a member of Carter-Maupin Court of the Order of the Amaranth and the India Shrine and other various masonic organizations.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Philosophy, both from Texas A&M University, and pursued doctoral work in Philosophy at the University of Kansas, where he was awarded a Graduate Student Teaching Award. In 1995 he lived and taught English as a Second Language in Hatogaya, Japan.
In his community work, Brad serves as Senior Warden and Vestryman of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, and was Junior and Senior High Youth Leader for many years. He is past Chair of the Stillwater Planning Commission, and remains a commissioner; he has also served on the Stillwater Public Schools Long Range Planning community group and Stillwater Library Board.
In addition to speaking on topics of masonic interest, Brad has presented at state and international events on topics of entrepreneurship, team-development, marketing, and difficult conversations.
Regions [Click here to view the region map]: Central, Northeast, Northwest, South Central, Southeast, Southwest
Speaking Topics: Symbolism, Philosophy, Contemplative Masonry, Fraternalism, Lodge Leadership and Vision, Masonic Charity and Philanthropy, Membership Recruitment and Retention