The Honorable Phillip David (27)
Most Worshipful Grand Master (MWGM) Phillip David was born in Queens New York to the late James David, Sr. and Florence David. The youngest of four children, James, Cheryl, and Randolph, he attended Public School (PS) 169, Intermediate School (IS) 25, and Bayside High School. Upon graduating from high school he enrolled in Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD where after four years of hard work and dedication he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1987. While matriculating at Morgan he belonged to many groups and organizations and was fortunate and honored to pledge Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, Alpha Iota Chapter. He was later elected Vice-Polemarch of the Chapter where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations.
Following college he started his career at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where he immediately excelled in computer engineering. After a few years at the Agency, he decided to attend graduate school part-time, eventually earning a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the District of Columbia in 1995.
After leaving the CIA, MWGM David worked for a few companies but settled on employment as a contractor for the Government working for the Vencore Corporation as a Senior Systems Engineer, assisting the Government in the development of complex systems that are used to fight terrorists around the world.
Grand Master David is a member of Prudence Lodge No.27 where he was initiated, passed, and raised in July 1990. After many years of hard work, in 2000 he was elected Worshipful Master and served with some distinguished brothers like the late Melvin Pinkney (3) and the late Stacy C.B. Taylor (23). One year after serving as Worshipful Master, and two years serving as a member of the Grand Lodge, Grand Master David was appointed to the Grand Lodge moving line by the 78th MWGM Aaron R. Jordan where he has served since December 2002 sitting in every line seat from Worshipful Junior Grand Steward to now Most Worshipful Grand Master.
Grand Master David is a financial member of all houses in the District of Columbia to include Holy Royal Arch, Royal and Select Master, Knights Templar, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (AEAONMS), and Sovereign Grand Inspector General (SGIG) for the United Supreme Council Southern Jurisdiction. Grand Master David is a member of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Washington, DC and has been married to the former Rosalie Montgomery for the last 18 years. Rosalie and Grand Master David are the proud parents of Amber David – 16 and Ashley David – 12. They reside in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.