William S. "Bill" Bailey, Imperial High Priest and Prophet
William S. “Bill” Bailey of Ogden Dunes, Indiana, is currently serving his seventh year as a member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children®. He was elected Imperial High Priest and Prophet, part of the 12-member body that helps govern the Shriners fraternity, during the Shriners’ 2018 Imperial Session – held in Daytona Beach, Florida, July 15 – July 19.
As a member of the Board of Directors, Bailey has served as Chairman of the Donor Relations and Temple Procedures Committees, and Vice-Chair of the Membership and Educational Seminars Committees. He has also served on the Strategic Planning, Building & Equipment, Budget, Insurance, Clinical & Basic Research committees, as well as various other committees.
For 28 years, Bailey has served on the Imperial Marshal’s Aide Committee, and for 16 of those years, he served as a Vice-Chairman of the Imperial Marshal’s Staff. At the 2005 Imperial Session in Baltimore, Maryland, Bailey was awarded the Imperial Potentate’s Award of Merit – the highest honor in the fraternity. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and selfless contributions to Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Bailey is an Emeritus Member of the Board of Governors of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago. He is also a member of DeMolay International, Red Cross of Constantine, Royal Order of the Jesters and Indiana College of Rosicrucians.
Bailey is a member of Orak Shriners in Michigan City, Indiana, and served as the temple’s Potentate in 2009. He is a member of the Arab Patrol, Motor Patrol, Oriental Band, Sportsman’s Club and the South Lake County Shrine Club. Bailey was also the Director General for the 1987 Great Lakes Shrine Association Business Session in Merrillville, Indiana.
Bailey is a member of Porter Lodge #137 in Valparaiso, Indiana, and is a member of the York Rite, as well as the past Commander in Chief in the South Bend Valley of Scottish Rite, where he was honored with a 33rd Degree.
Bailey is Vice-President of Investments for Marcus & Millichap, where he sells commercial investment real estate. He is also a five-time winner of the Sales Recognition Award and was recently recognized as a member of the firm’s Seven Figure Club.
Bailey and his wife, Debby, have been happily married for 40 years and are extremely proud to have two sons, Rob (Jackie) and Ross (Jessica), who have followed in the family tradition of becoming Shriners.