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
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
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 and a son. I have 3 grandsons. 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 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.
High Priest and Prophet
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.
Jeffrey T. Zelesnikar was born in Johnson City, New York. Graduated from Easton Area High School in Easton Pennsylvania. Moved to Tampa in the summer of 1989 and Started as an Apprentice in Jewelry under his Grandfather and Uncle. Opened his own Jewelry Store in 1994 and has been in business ever since. Was raised to the sublime degree of masonry in the Winter of 1999, Hillsborough Lodge # 25.
10 years ago, was given a certificate from Port Tampa Lodge as an Honorary Life Member 1
Became an Egypt Shriner in Summer 2000 with John Massey as Potentate.
I did not become active until 2009 /2010 when I joined the Keystone Kops.
Was Chief of the Kops 3 Years from 2012-2014 and in this time as Chief Tripled membership in the Kops.
Was also President of the Wheels Association
President of the Honor Patrol
In charge of Circus Accounting (when at Tampa stadium) for 4 years and in charge of ticketing then and now (Kops have since taken it over as a unit)
Member of Sultans for 4 Years
Hospital volunteer for the last 4 plus years
Was elected to represent Egypt Shrine on the Tampa Hospital Board of Governors 2 years ago. Will be an associate for 3 years and Has a 9-year full member term.
Hospital head representative for Shriners for the Concourse d’ Elegance For the first two years in existence
Hospital representative for Rock-it-Kids, Cd sales volunteer coordinator
Member of the Event coordinator hiring committee
Head project leader on the Oasis committee. Now joining the Divan of Egypt Shrine to grow membership and brotherly love.
Reginald J. Guier
Noble Reggie was born in Springfield Missouri and lived between Kansas City and his farm in Cross Timbers Missouri. Reggie Started his leadership abilities by being involved in Scouting and obtaining his Eagle Scout Award and of obtaining 3 Palms after that. Reggie is a Graduate from Central Missouri State University with B.S. in Administrative of Justice Degree. He became a member of a Service Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Reggie moved to Florida in 1992 and Married his love of his life, Maureen, in 1996. Reggie is currently a Broker in Real Estate for his Company Tranquil Bay Realty, Inc. and a Mortgage Loan Originator for Executive Mortgage Group. Reggie worked for Egypt Shrine as the Office Administrator from 2006 – 2014.
Reggie was raised a Master Mason December 2, 2000 from St. Petersburg, Pinellas Daylight 385. Reggie Joined PTF United #153 on 12/08/2020 after Pinellas Daylight dissolved as a Blue Lodge. Reggie joined Egypt Shrine June 8, 2002 and joined the Trike Patrol and Became President in 2005. Reggie became a Horary member of the Motor Patrol and Competed in Imperial Competition During the year 2004 taking 3rd Place Trophy home. The love of riding Harley Davidsons continued with Reggie joining the Pharaohs Unit in 2006 and becoming the President in 2010 with a 1st Place Win at the Denver Imperial Session in 2011. In Year 2012 Reggie was President of the Honor Patrol. Reggie completed the St. Petersburg’s York Rite Bodies and is current member of Scottish Rite, 32nd Degree, Honor Patrol, the newly established Conch Club and Pinellas Shrine Club, Ambassadors Shrine Club, Yes Club and a chartered member of the Stolen Souls Masonic RA and Charter member of the Egypt Shrine Sultans. Reggie Served the Nobility as Potentate of Egypt Shrine during the Centennial Year 2018.
Reggie has participated and been a member of several committee’s including Membership, Tree of Life Golf Tournament, Inter-krewe council, website, circus and many fundraising and events where members were needed. Reggie was Instrumental in the Purchase and Closing of Egypt Shrine’s current Property located at 5017 E. Washington St. Tampa, FL.
Maureen Guier is very active in Shrine participation both Social and Professional. She is a member of the Daughters of the Nile and Ladies of the Oriental Shrine. She is retired from Shriners International / Membership Department.
Robert Joseph ”Joey” Davis Jr.