2020-2021 FSEA President: Rudy Masi, Sr.
Rudy Masi was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1952 and moved with his family to St. Petersburg, FL in 1954 where he grew up and still resides. He attended local schools graduating from Dixie Hollins High School in 1970. Rudy attended St. Petersburg Junior College and graduated with honors in 1995 from National Louis University with a degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences and earned Graduation Class Speaker. He attended and received certifications from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School for Leaders.
Rudy and his wife Dolly are blessed with 30 years of marriage. They have two sons Rey III and Rudy Jr. (deceased), a grandson Rey IV and granddaughter Aurelia. Rey III became an Elk in January. Rudy and Dolly raised their Grandson Rey IV who was the youngest member to join St. Pete Elk’s Lodge upon turning 21. Rey IV graduated Cum Laude last year with a fine arts degree in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. Rey IV performed with Re-Creation 45 and he is currently part of the cast of Re-Creation 46.
Other Elk members of his family include his brothers Rick, Steve and Danny, his sister Patty, two cousins Carol, Nancy, Lou and Mike, his nephew Michael, his niece Sondra, his Uncle Lou, and his Uncle George Povelitis, PER. His mother Isabel (deceased) was a very active Elk, earning Citizen of the Year in 2010.
Dolly is a Past Exalted Ruler (2013 – 2014) and Past President of the St. Petersburg #1224 L.O.E. A., Past Vice-Chairman and/or Chairman of WCD Committees, Past Vice Chairman and Chairman of the FSEA Government Relations Committee.
Masi 1973 he began a 39+ year career with Florida Power Corp. (Duke Energy) retiring on August 31, 2012. He helped established and managed Progress Energy’s Residential and Small Commercial Non-regulated Businesses and Channels in NC, SC and FL which is recognized as the best in the nation.
Masi went to work for Convergent USA the week he retired from Duke Energy as Vice President of Product Development and Channel Management. He was soon promoted to Vice President of Operations responsible for consulting with utilities around the nation, setting up and managing businesses similar to those he ran for Progress Energy and Duke Energy.
Rudy received several awards including 2009 and 2011 EMAC’s Best Practices Award for Marketing and Program Management among all utilities in the nation, AllConnect’s Ambassador Award, Florida Progress Chairman’s Award and the Edison Electric Institute Award Winner for Creative Design. Masi earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Corporation for National & Community Service and the Office of the President of the United States in 2017.
He holds certifications and licenses as a Level 3 Thermographer, Power Quality Consultant, Residential Building Contractor (State of Florida), and a Commercial/Industrial Energy Auditor.
Masi’s Professional Affiliations included Association of Energy Engineers, National Association of Electrical Inspector’s, Chartwell, Inc., National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Affordable Housing BOD, and Pinellas County Construction Licensing BOD.
An Elk since 2004, when he joined St. Petersburg Lodge #1224. He served as Chairman of HATF, ENF, Youth Activities, Investigations, Membership and Indoctrination, Government Relations, Law and Order Night, Building Fund and Fundraising Committee, By-Laws Committee, All American Lodge Committee, Kitchen Committee, Two-time House Chair, Two-time Entertainment Chair, Two-time President Lodge PER Association, Lecturing/Leading Knight, and Two time Exalted Ruler.
Rudy served West Central District as Two time Chairman of Drug Awareness, Government Relations Chairman, Publicity and Public Relations Chairman, WCD Esquire, WCD Vice President , WCD DDGER, Member of the WCD PER Association, Member of the WCD PDDGER Advisory Council, Lodge Advisor Holiday Isles #1912, Leadership Advisor Lodge Activities & Inter Lodge Visitation, Leadership Advisor Lapsation & Membership, WCD Chairman of Orientation, and Chairman WCD PDDGER Advisory Council 2018 – 2019. He still serves as Holiday Isles #1912 Lodge Advisor.
Within the FSEA, he has served as State Chair/Vice-Chairman of New Lodges, Hospitality Team in for State President Carl Ledig and his wife Dolly, FEYC Board of Directors, FSEA Board of Directors and Executive Committee 2018 – 2020, and Endorsed State Vice President at Large November, 2018 – May 2019. He presently serves as FSEA Historical Commemorative Programs Liaison and FSEA VPAL.
Masi received the following Elk Awards, Elk of the year, 2006 – 2007, Grand Lodge membership Award, 2008, GER Membership Award, 2009, GER Outstanding Service Award, 2009 – 2010, GER Outstanding Service Award, 2012 – 2013, GER Commendation for Excellence, 2014 – 2015, GER Membership Award, 2016 – 2017, GER Outstanding Service Commendation, 2016 – 2017, and leading this Lodge to earn the coveted ALL AMERICAN LODGE AWARD earning SECOND IN THE NATION DIVISION 5 FOR 2015 –2016. Masi serves on the Lodge All American Lodge Team who won #1 IN THE NATION DIVISION 5 for 2018-2019. They are competing for #1 again this year.