Experience through service
95th State President
Alex was elected the 95th State President at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress, held on April 15th, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Having joined the DeMolay in 2018, Alex has been a committed member to his own Chapter, Arizona Chapter, located in Tucson. He served two terms as President of the Chapter, was instrumental in bringing in many new members, and still assists current Presidents to this day. Upon the completion of his second term as Chapter President, he received his Past Chapter President Meritorious Service Award. Soon after he left his position as Chapter President, he was elected the State Vice President. He has learned many different leadership skills and is ready to serve Arizona as the State Association President for the year of 2023-2024.
Alex has many interests and skills outside of DeMolay. In school, he has kept a 4.0 GPA and is a member of both the Salpointe Catholic High School Chapter of the National Honor Society and is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. He also assists in promoting non-profit, all ages concerts with the Tucson chapter of World Wide Pyrate Punx.
Overall, Alex has made tremendous strides both within and outside of DeMolay International, and he is ready to serve the Arizona DeMolay State Association with a passion, and hopes to make this year a memorable one.
State Vice President
Gus Huber was elected State Vice President at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress on April 15th 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Gus has been a dedicated member of DeMolay since he was 12 years old, and was the first member of Saguaro Chapter. Throughout his DeMolay career, Gus has served several key positions for his Chapter. He is proud to have served a successful 6-month term as Chapter President, where he received the Past Chapter President Meritorious Service Award, and he is now confident in his ability to serve the State Association.
He has been active in DECA and has competed in state and won the Entrepreneurship category in Regionals. He has also served as the Vice President of DECA at his high school, as well as participated in MCJROTC through Color Guard and Marksmanship. In his free time, Gus races motocross, and has learned to never give up until it’s over.
He is currently heading toward his senior year of high school, and plans on going to Central Arizona College and then to Grand Canyon University, where he plans on getting a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Gus hopes to work in management and administration in business and eventually start a company and become an entrepreneur.
Gus is very excited for the opportunities that being State Vice President will create, and the experience and skills that he will develop from it. A quote that has really inspired Gus is “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”- Henry Ford
Senior Associate Vice President
Seth Baldwin was elected the Senior Associate Vice President at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress on April 15th, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Seth began his DeMolay journey on November 17th, 2018 when he joined Chandler Chapter at the age of 12 years old. Since joining DeMolay, Seth has been extremely dedicated to his Chapter, taking great pride in having attended every meeting. Seth’s dedication also extends to members throughout Arizona whom he has met through actively attending statewide events, and visiting Chapters throughout the state.
Seth was born in Mesa, Arizona having lived there his entire life. He is currently actively pursuing his dream of one day being a police officer by taking Criminal Justice at EVIT, as well as being a Cadet at the Apache Junction Police Department.
Seth took his first leadership role in DeMolay in 2022 as the Junior President at Chandler Chapter. One year later, he became President of the Chapter on January 14th, 2023. His experience through DeMolay has motivated him to step outside his comfort zone to accomplish more in his DeMolay journey.
Seth looks forward to serving the members of Arizona DeMolay as the Senior Associate Vice President.
Junior Associate Vice President
Ryan Liguori was elected Junior Associate Vice President at the annual Arizona DeMolay Congress on April 15th, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ryan’s DeMolay career started in 2017 at the age of 9 years old as a Squire member of Glendale Manor. In 2019, he served as President of the Manor, and was one of three members Internationally to earn the DeMolay International Centennial Past President Squire Meritorious Award. Ryan went on to join Valley of the Sun Chapter in December of 2019, where he has served his chapter in various positions. In March of 2023, Ryan served his Chapter as the Chapter President, and has a passion for the official ceremonies of DeMolay. It is his hope that he will have the opportunity to compete in the International Ceremonies Competition in the future.
Ryan is currently a Sophomore in high school, where he is in the IB middle years program. He enjoys his Law Enforcement CTE and Honors World History classes, and hopes to be a lawyer one day.
When not at DeMolay, Ryan is a member of his high school swim team, where he swims the 50 free and 100 breaststroke. He is also an active member of his church youth group, and has served several times as a lecturer where he enjoys practicing his public speaking skills.
Ryan enjoys getting to know other members, and hopes to build a strong bond during his term as Junior Associate Vice President of Arizona DeMolay
Youth Relations Coordinator
Mary Rouse was elected the Youth Relations Coordinator at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress, held on April 15th, 2023, in Chandler, Arizona.
Mary is a Phoenix native, and a senior in high school. Her favorite areas of study are English and Science, and in her spare time, she likes to watch anime, draw, and listen to music. This next year, she will complete her studies at the high school level before furthering her education within the Maricopa County Community College District. Mary plans to become a storywriter, and wishes to inspire others who are on the autism spectrum to chase their dreams.
Mary’s involvement with youth organizations began in 2015 when she joined the Glendale Pledge Program. She became the Pledge President before fulfilling her pledge to become a Rainbow Girl in 2016. Mary has served Glendale Assembly as President, and Arizona Grand Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, as a State Officer, and representing Arizona to other States.
In a show of support for, and with the support of her DeMolay Chapter, Mary ran for the position of Chapter Vice Youth Relations Coordinator in 2020. That experience gave her the opportunity to work on conquering her shyness as she interacted with her home Chapter and others during visits. Since then, Mary served as the 2022-2023 State Vice Youth Relations Coordinator. These past three years working with DeMolay and Rainbow have been a time of personal growth.
Mary looks forward to sharing her love of DeMolay with others, and is eager to show others how DeMolay embraces inclusivity.
vice Youth Relations Coordinator
Hailey Houseman was elected Vice Youth Relations Coordinator at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress, held on April 15th, 2023, in Chandler, Arizona.
Born in Gilbert Arizona, and living there her entire life, Hailey is currently a senior in high school, and is in her second year studying video production. After graduating, it is her plan to attend college to study business.
Joining Job’s Daughters in 2016, she is currently serving as Junior Princess, and is a Past Honored Queen. Hailey’s involvement in DeMolay began when her older brother became a member of Scottsdale Chapter, later transferred to Chandler Chapter, and served as a state officer. Her interest in the Youth Relations program began when her older sister served as the Scottsdale Chapter Youth Relations Coordinator. Prior to being elected State Vice Youth Relations Coordinator, Hailey served as the Chapter Vice Youth Coordinator, and later as the Chapter Youth Relations Coordinator for Chandler Chapter.
Outside of DeMolay, Hailey loves acting, singing, and dancing. She is active in her church youth group and cooking club, and enjoys spending time with her pet guinea pig and dog.
Hailey looks forward to joining the State team and serving as State Vice Youth Relations Coordinator. She looks forward to helping to grow Arizona DeMolay, and showing everyone that it is an amazing organization.
Chief Executive Officer
When DeMolay International expanded beyond the borders of the United States of America, the governing body of DeMolay was renamed to "The International Supreme Council" (ISC). For everything that DeMolay wants to change or add, it must be approved by the ISC.
But where does the CEO come in?
DeMolay is organized into Jurisdictions, which may be either entire states or parts of states, provinces, territories or countries. Each Jurisdiction has its own CEO. The CEO is the Jurisdictions official representative to ISC.
So what does he do?
The Executive Officer runs his Jurisdiction, which includes duties like the establishment of new "Chapters," the appointment of DeMolay adult advisors, state DeMolay functions, and anything that is covered by the ISC by-laws.
CHIEF Executive Officer in a nutshell
"Dad" Steve Johnston is the Executive Officer for the entire state/jurisdiction of Arizona. He ensures that all things DeMolay run smoothly in Arizona and is the appointed representative for Arizona at the International Supreme Council.