Meet the Divan

The Divan is the “board of directors” or “executive council” of the organization, and serves as the management team for both fraternal and business activities of the Shrine.  Each Shrine Center has its own Divan, and the minimum number of Divan members is set by Imperial by-laws at five, with each of these being elected by the Nobility (membership).  Therefore, all Shrine Centers have at least five members on the Divan.

Douglas “Dewey” Haeberlein


(813) 857-6069

Douglas “Dewey” Haeberlein was born in Jefferson, Iowa on December 24th 1966. He was raised in Scranton, Iowa where he graduated from Scranton Consolidated High School in 1985. After graduation he entered the Air Force where he spent 20 years, retiring in 2005. During his military career he held several leadership and managerial positions. For the last 13 plus years, he has worked as a Government contractor at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida supporting both US Central Command and US Special Operations Command.

Doug was raised a Master Mason, J.F. Swartsel Lodge #251, in September 2007, receiving his proficiency in Nov 2007. He became a Shriner in December 2007, then joined the Midget Motors in Mar 2008. While being a member of the Midget Motors he has served as the Director for 4 years and President for 1 year. In 2009 he became a member of the Aides Corp where he held the position of Chief Aide for 2 years and Chief of Staff for 4 years. He is a member of the Honor Patrol, Order of Quetzalcoatl, Showmen’s Shrine Club, Yes Club, and the Sultan’s of Egypt Shriners. He is also an honorary member of the Motor Corp and Director Staff and has been appointed as an Ambassador.

Doug married Kellie Menozzi Haeberlein in May of 2005.

Ronald “Ron” Hoedebeck

Chief Rabban

(813) 610-0641

I am Ronald “Ron” Hoedebeck was born at Great Lakes Naval and raised in Maywood Illinois. I Graduated from Triton College with a degree in business. I spent 13 years in the grocery business and worked from stock boy to store manager. I Moved to Florida in 1973 and in 1978 I moved to the Brandon area. In 1981 I was hired by the City of Tampa Fire Department and worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic. I rose to the rank of Driver Engineer and in 1997 I retired with a disability retirement.

I was in the Gasparilla Krewe of Saint Florian, which is comprised of Local Firefighters, until 2018 and served as secretary for 10 years. I have been involved in the Inter Krewe Council (IKC) for over 15 years. I have been a Board Member at Large for a couple of years, The Vice President and am a Past President 2011 of the Inter Krewe Council. I am still an active member of the Inter Krewe Council and am still on the Board of Directors.

I was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason at Fellowship Lodge in September of 2008. I am a member of the Scottish Rite. I became an Egypt Shriner in June of 2009. I am a member of the Director’s Staff since joining the Temple in 2009. I am a founding and charter member of the Sultans of Egypt Shrine. I served as the Sultans Secretary for 3 years and the President in 2017. I am also a member of the Ambassadors Shrine Club, Sun City Shrine Club, Showmen’s Shrine Club, Brandon Shrine Club, Pinellas Shrine Club, Honor Patrol. I have been appointed as the Egypt Temple IKC Rep since 2015. I have been very active in the Temple and the clubs.

I have 2 children, a daughter who lives in Denver and a son who lives in St Petersburg. I have 3 grandsons, my daughter has 2 sons, a 14-year-old and a 11-year-old. My son has a 4-year-old. They are the Greatest things on this earth, they are the Circle of Life. I also have a Nephew who became a Shrine Burn Patient after I became a Shriner. They have done so much for my Sister and my Nephew so far and will continue to do so as we all know.

Dennis Bryant

Assistant Rabban

(727) 639-3261

Dennis Bryant was born and raised in the home town of the Kentucky Derby and Louisville Cardinals, Louisville, Kentucky. Right out of high school he became involved in the electrical trade. Simultaneously he became a volunteer for his local fire department and rose to the rank of Captain. By the end of the early 80’s, Dennis was appointed VP of Operations by the company he was working for at the time. Then traveling national wide he would oversee, performing work and insure the customer’s needs were met and that the work done was right.

In 1994 Dennis Bryant decided it was time to start his own business. Also offering work nationally, this grew into a multi-million dollar business. Community involvement having always been a part of him, in 2003 he joined Harry R. Kendall lodge in Louisville, becoming Lodge Master.

The Kosair Shrine being the next natural step, he joined and became Director of Uniformed Bodies for the Shrine in 2006. By the end of 2006 he and his wife, Kathy, moved to Florida permanently and invested in another electrical trade business. The residential electric franchise, which was sold in January 2020, had also grown into a multi-million dollar business.

During his time in Florida, he joined the East Gate Lodge and became Master of that Lodge in 2010. He served as treasurer there through 2018. In 2007 he joined the Egypt Shrine where he has performed duties such as President of the Greeters, President of Trike Patrol, President of Pinellas Shrine Club, as well as Treasurer of the greeters. Currently, he belongs to the Pharaohs and is an Honorary Member of the Provost Guard. He has worked with the Imperial Shrine as a coordinator of volunteers for program sales for the East/West Shrine Game since they have been held in Tampa. In addition to that, he has volunteered to work in Shriner’s Village during Imperial sessions to help promote the Shriner’s Hospitals.

Dennis Bryant has been involved in leadership roles and philanthropy throughout his life.

In his free time, Dennis enjoys flying and is a pilot of 40+ years. He currently holds a commercial license in single-engine and multi-engine aircraft with an instrument rating as well as being a certified flight instructor. He and Kathy have been married since the early ’80s and have a lovely daughter, Kristen.

Mark Miles

High Priest and Prophet

(813) 787-3739

Mark D. Miles was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up in the rural Piedmont of North Carolina. Following a several semesters at Campbell University, he joined the U. S. Army and after serving in both enlisted and officer ranks, and retired from active duty in 2007 after 22 years of service. During that time, Mark was stationed at a number of overseas and stateside locations to include: Germany, England, Korea, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tampa, Florida. He has held an array of leadership and staff positions and is a combat veteran from Operation Desert Storm.

Mark was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason at Creasy Proctor Lodge #679 in Fayetteville, North Carolina in October, 1998. In November, 2003, he became a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason as a member of the Armed Forces Valley of Leavenworth, Kansas. He is also a dual member of Brandon Lodge #114. In December 2004, he was accepted into the Fall Ceremonial Class at Egypt Shriners. Since that time, Mark has served on the Appointed Divan for a number of years; once as the Second Ceremonial Master and then as First Ceremonial Master for nine separate Potentates. Mark was appointed as an Ambassador in 2007 and has been actively involved with multiple units, committees, and activities.

Mark’s education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership, and a graduate Certificate in Program Management. He is currently a doctoral candidate pursuing his Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership.

Mark is married to Tara Miles and together they celebrate love, life, and laughter with Elisabeth, Kathleen, Parker, Jackson, and Devon.

Jeffery Zelesnekar

Oriental Guide


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Reginald J. Guier


(813) 777-2555

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Robert "Joey" Davis


(813) 760-5782

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