Wesley D. Thornton
Wesley D. Thornton is a Texan by birth, and a New Mexican by choice. He graduated from Farmington High School, and began his DeMolay experience in Farmington Chapter (Now James H. Gibson Chapter) in 1968, Farmington, New Mexico. He has served the New Mexico DeMolay Association as Director of Finance and Information and as Chairman of the Advisory Council of two different Chapters. He has served on the Board of Directors of DeMolay International since 2004, and served as Grand Master of DeMolay International 2010-2011, and is currently the Executive Officer of New Mexico. He was appointed Grand Treasurer of DeMolay International in March of 2012.
Brother Wes served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged. After the Air Force, he returned to college and graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University. He met and married Robin Graham while attending college. They have two sons, Andrew and Brian, both of whom are Past State Master Councilor's of the New Mexico DeMolay Association, and members of Edgewood Lodge No. 82 AF&AM.
In 1986, he was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and began Private Practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served on the board of directors of the New Mexico Appaloosa Horse Club, and is presently serving on the DeMolay Foundation of New Mexico board of directors as Secretary Treasurer.
Brother Thornton is a fourth generation Master Mason and is a twice past master. In 2002 he was appointed as the Charter Master of Edgewood Lodge No. 82 AF&AM;. He is a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Santa Fe and the York Rite Bodies of Farmington. He is also a member of the Ballut Abyad Shrine Center in Albuquerque, where he served as Captain of the Shrine Mounted Patrol and Secretary/Treasurer. He is a Past Grand Marshal, and Past District Deputy Grand Master, Grand Lodge of New Mexico, Past Treasurer of two Lodges and is currently serving the Grand Lodge of New Mexico AF&AM as Grand Treasurer. He received the 33° in 2003, and was elected Treasurer of Valley of Santa Fe Lodge of Perfection, a post he held until 2005. He was installed in Saint Sophia Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine in 2009, and is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer. He is also the Chief Adept for New Mexico and a member of the New Mexico College of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis.