William L. Kingsbury became CEO for the Masonic Villages on Dec. 1, 2019, upon the retirement of Joseph E. Murphy.
Mr. Kingsbury is responsible for the day-to-day management of all the charitable activities and functions of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, which includes Masonic Villages’ operations at Dallas, Elizabethtown, Lafayette Hill, Sewickley and Warminster; the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania; the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation; the Blood and Organ Donor Club; and the Masonic Charities Fund.
Mr. Kingsbury earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and finance from Villanova University in 1992 and his juris doctorate from the university’s School of Law in 1995. He joined the law firm of Peck, Young & VanSant, Philadelphia, and was promoted to partner in 1997. In 2001, Peck, Young & VanSant merged into the prominent, national law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP. Over the past 17 years, Mr. Kingsbury has served as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Business Department, among other leadership roles.
Mr. Kingsbury has served as outside general counsel to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and its charitable affiliates, including Masonic Villages, from 1995 – May 2019.
Mr. Kingsbury is a Past Master of Melita Lodge No. 295, Philadelphia, and a Past District Deputy Grand Master of District C and At Large. He is a recipient of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin Medal and the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He received his 33° in Freemasonry in August 2012.