Raoul L. Frevel Sr. of Baltimore is currently serving his third three-year term on the Shriners Hospitals for Children® Board of Trustees. He was re-elected during the Shriners’ 2012 Imperial Session – held in Charlotte July 1-5. Frevel served as Imperial Potentate (president and CEO of Shriners International) in 2004-2005.
Frevel is a consultant of operations and was chief executive officer of Atlantic Caterers Inc. from 1977-1997. Atlantic, an off-premise caterer, is a family business that has been incorporated since 1968. Frevel has also been active in the National Association of Catering Executives in Maryland.
Frevel was raised a Master Mason in 1972 at Concordia Lodge #13, where he received the Mason of the Year award in 2004. He has been a member of DeMolay, serving on the Supreme Council, executive officer of Maryland from 1995-1997, the 5th Past International Master Councilor, Past State Master Councilor of Maryland and Past Master Councilor of Tuscan Chapter.
He served as president of the DeMolay Foundation of Maryland from 1986-1992, and he holds the Order of DeMolay Legion of Honor. Frevel was also inducted into the DeMolay Hall of Fame in June 2004, and in June 2005, he was honored with the DeMolay Supreme Council Member of the Year Award.
Frevel served as Potentate of Boumi Shriners in 1992. He received the 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary of the Scottish Rite in October 1997. Frevel is a member of Scottish Rite, Chesapeake Consistory, Valley of Baltimore, Orient of Maryland and the Past Director of Royal Order of Jesters of Baltimore Court #82. He is also a member of Baltimore Forest #45, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Order of Quetzalcoatl, Mile Hi Teocali #69 and Chesapeake Teocali #100. He is also a life-member of the Cabiri.
Frevel served as the chairman of the Masonic Youth Committee in Maryland and as chairman of the Grand Master’s Masonic Youth Day from 1983-1997. He was awarded the Thomas Jacob Shryock Award in 1997 from the Grand Lodge of Maryland, recognizing his outstanding service to the Masonic fraternity.
Within the Baltimore community, Frevel served as president of the 40 West Lions Club in 1982 and was a member of the Baytown Royal Order of Moose. Frevel also served on the vestry of St. Matthews United Church of Christ from 1990-1992, and he is currently a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Frevel and his wife, Rosie, have two sons, Raoul Jr., and Christopher; daughter-in-laws, Shawn and Kelly; and four granddaughters, Julianna, Brianna, Campbell and Peyton.