Grand Master of Masons
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Mark A. Genung, the 163rd Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted
Masons of the State of Indiana, is a native of Speedway. He attended Speedway and
Wayne Township Public Schools. He enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve in
October 1972 and entered active duty in February 1973. He was honorably discharged
from the Indiana Air National Guard in February 1979. While stationed at Travis Air
Force Base he attended Vacaville Community College and received and still maintains
his private pilot’s license.
His current position is CEO of Romar Concepts LLC, an Indianapolis based business
management firm which manages several companies. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker,
Insurance Agent and General Contractor specializing in commercial real estate. He is a
charter member of the Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors and Member of the
Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana. He is also currently serving as President of the
Wayne Township Fire Department Merit Board and President of the Home Inspectors
Licensing Board, appointed by the Governor of Indiana. He is also a Past Commander of
the Hoosier Power Squadron.
The Grand Master is a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, American Legion
Post No. 145, and United States Power Squadrons, Professional Photographers
Association, National Association of Credit Managers, Advertising Specialty Institute,
Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis, National Apartment Association and has
been a Marion County Special Deputy Sherriff for 26 years. He is also a Kentucky
Colonel and a Kentucky Admiral. He received a Distinguished Hoosier Award from the
Governor of Indiana in 1992.
The Grand Master was initiated in Speedway Lodge No. 729 in 1980 and served as
Worshipful Master in 2003, earning the Grand Masters Award with High Distinction. In
that same year he was appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the
Indiana Masonic Home and continues to serve in that position. In 2004 Grand Master
Richard G. Elman appointed him as Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge. In 2005 he was
appointed as the first Grand Lodge PR and Marketing Director and served in that position
from 2005-2008. In 2007 he was honored by receiving The Order of Service to Masonry
Award. The Grand Master is the Grand Representative to Delaware near Indiana. He was
appointed to the progressive Grand Lodge Officer line by Grand Master Jeffery P. Zaring
in 2008 and regularly advanced until being installed as Grand Master on May 22, 2013.
The Grand Master is proud to be an Honorary Member of Fifty-Nine Indiana Masonic
Lodges and two Shrine Temples.
He joined the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis in 1980 and was created a Sovereign
Grand Inspector General, 33°, in August 2010. He joined Murat Temple in 1980 and is a
member of several units most notably the Murat Chanters where he sings as first tenor
and his wife, Cathy, accompanies the choir on the piano. The Grand Master joined the
Prather York Rite bodies in 2000. He served as Guardian Treasurer, of Speedway Jobs
Daughters Bethel No. 38. In 2003-2004.
Other masonic related memberships include, Bartimaeus Lodge U.D., Bridgeport Chapter
Eastern Star, Sahara Grotto, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Royal Order of Scotland, York Rite
College, National Sojourners, Yeomen of York, Allied Masonic Degrees, Knight
Masons, Goose “n” Tater, Royal Order of Zanzabar, Hero of ’76, Gordian Knot, The Q,
Royal Order of Jesters, Sword of Bunker Hill, The Masonic Society, Order of Corks and
Order of Bath.
Brother Genung and Cathy, his wife of 39 years, live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cathy is a
member of Bridgeport Chapter No.513, Order of Eastern Star and the Ladies Oriental
Shrine. Cathy has been working as a Dental Hygienist for 37 years. Mark and Cathy have
two children, Scott Genung married to Chelsea and Suzanne married to Shon Hough.
Both Scott and Shon are Masons and members of Speedway Lodge. Scott is currently
serving as Worshipful Master. Mark and Cathy are proud grandparents and have five
grandchildren, Keegan and Caroline Hough, Noah, Isaac and Madeline Genung. Mark
and Cathy attend Speedway Christian Church.