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Marty Bartlett (Imperial First Ceremonial Master)

Marty Bartlett

Martin L. “Marty” Bartlett, of San Antonio, Texas, is serving his fifth year as a member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Children’s™. He was elected Imperial First Ceremonial Master, part of the 12-member body that helps govern the Shriners fraternity, during the Shriners 2024 Imperial Session held June 30-July 4 in Reno, Nevada.

Fraternities and Philanthropy

  • Imperial Second Ceremonial Master, 2023-2024
  • Member, Cibolo Lodge #151, San Antonio, 2006
  • Master, Cibolo Lodge, 2014
  • Member, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of San Antonio, 2007
  • Member, Alzafar Shriners, San Antonio, 2007
  • Chief of Staff, Alzafar Shriners, 2012
  • Potentate, Alzafar Shriners, 2020
  • Iowa Representative, Alzafar Shriners, 2019-2023
  • Member, Directors Staff unit, 2007-2023
  • Member and Past Rabban, Hillbillies Clan
  • Board of Directors and Past Treasurer, Camp Alzafar


  • Bachelor’s degree, Astrophysics and Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Master’s degree, Materials and Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional and Personal

For more than 30 years, Bartlett has worked for military defense contractors including Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and General Electric, and he continues to provide classified business development, program and proposal support. Bartlett owns a factoring and finance company that offers funding to small businesses.

Bartlett is active in his community. He has been an elected trustee of the Comal Independent School District for eight years. Other leadership positions he’s held include Business Chairman of the San Antonio Army Recruiting Battalion, Chair of the San Antonio Transportation Board and State Alliance, VIA Transit Board Member and Finance Chairman. He’s been president of his neighborhood association and chairman of his church council. In addition, Bartlett is an Eagle Scout and an assistant scoutmaster.

A legacy Shriner, Bartlett has been married to his wife, Martha, for 31 years. The couple have two children, Mariah Bartlett, 27, and Matthew Bartlett, 26, and one grandchild, Morley Mae, 2.

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