Last Sunday, October 23, Most Worshipful Brother Randall L. Brill was installed as Grand Master of Masons in California. From all of us at Consuelo Lodge №. 325, we look forward to an incredible year of prosperity under his leadership, inspired by his theme: “Fulfilling our obligations.”
Grand Master’s Biography
Brother Randall Louis Brill was raised a Master Mason in San Diego Lodge No. 35 on September 9, 2005. He served as master of the lodge in 2009.
Brother Brill currently serves the Grand Lodge of California as its Grand Master and has served in a number of roles over the last decade. He was appointed grand chaplain in 2012. He served on the Fraternal Support Services committee, Institute for Masonic Studies, Masonic Education committee, and the Public Schools Advisory Council for which he was the San Diego chairman. Brother Brill acted as a facilitator for Grand Lodge leadership retreats and the Inspector Development Academy, serving as the chairman of the program and of a recent task force to reorganize it. For six years, Brother Brill served as a trustee for the California Masonic Foundation and has been an integral leader in the Let’s Write the Future Campaign, as well as on the board of the Nob Hill Masonic Center, the California Masonic Foundation, Acacia Creek and the Masonic Homes of California.
In addition to this service, Brother Brill is active in the concordant and appendant bodies. He is a 33° Inspector General Honorary in the Scottish Rite Valley of San Diego. He served as venerable master of the Lodge of Perfection in 2012 and served as general secretary of the Valley for ten years, from 2009 to 2019. He is a member of San Diego Chapter No. 61 Royal Arch Masons, San Diego Council No. 23 Cryptic Masons, and San Diego Commandery No. 25 Knights Templar. He has been a member of the Al Bahr Shrine since 2008. Brother Brill was a member of Inkopah Council No. 86 Allied Masonic Degrees and served as sovereign master in 2012. He a past puissant sovereign of the San Diego Conclave Red Cross of Constantine and a member of the Southern California Rosicrucian College.
Brother Brill received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Loyola University in Chicago. After four years of teaching science and math at a private school in Illinois, he began a long career in marine mammal training and research that led to research and leadership assignments around the globe. In 1975, he was a marine mammal trainer and training supervisor for the Chicago Zoological Society. After proving that dolphins use their lower jaws to hear returning echolocations signals, he went on to serve as a scientist and branch head of the Scientific and Veterinary Support Branch of the U.S. Marine Mammal Program, in the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Center in Hawaii and California. During this time, he received the Professional Achievement Award from the International Marine Animals Trainers Association. He served as technical agent and contracting officer for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. He was the Office of Naval Research science advisor to the commander of the U.S. Naval Central Command and Fifth Fleet in the Kingdom of Bahrain and received the Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Medal from the U.S. Department of Defense. Randy returned to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego as a leadership coach for the Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement program. He retired in 2009 after 20 years of service.
Randy and his wife, Susan, live in Escondido, they have four adult children, and four grandchildren.