New Supreme Officers Elected

Posted on April 01, 2021 in: General News

New Supreme Officers Elected

The Board of Directors has elected Paul O’Sullivan as Deputy Supreme Knight and Patrick Mason as Supreme Secretary.


The Knights of Columbus Board of Directors has elected Paul G. O’Sullivan as Deputy Supreme Knight, and Patrick T. Mason as Supreme Secretary.

Deputy Supreme Knight Paul G. O’Sullivan was elected to the Board of Directors in 2020, after serving as State Deputy of Massachusetts (2016-2018). A member of the Order since 1974, Paul has extensive fraternal experience through his leadership of Foxboro Council 6063, activity in the Fourth Degree and service to the Massachusetts State Council as New Council Development Director and Membership Director. Professionally, Paul has enjoyed a successful career in the insurance industry, having worked at Liberty Mutual and most recently as in-house counsel at AIG where he managed complex national litigation throughout the United States for AIG’s international and Fortune 500 clients, prior to his recent retirement. Paul earned degrees from Northeastern University and Suffolk Law School. Paul and his wife, Susan, are the parents of two adult children.

Supreme Secretary Patrick T. Mason was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017, after serving as State Deputy of New Mexico (2016-2018). Patrick joined the Supreme Council staff in September 2020 as an Assistant Supreme Secretary. He is a member of the Osage Nation, a Midwestern Native American tribe of the Great Plains. Prior to his work at the Supreme Council, Patrick worked full-time as a partner at the law firm of Mason & Isaacson, and represented the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Missionaries of Charity, the Diocese of Gallup and the Navajo Nation. Patrick earned degrees from Thomas Aquinas College and the University of New Mexico School of Law. Patrick and his wife, Rachel, are the parents of five young children and recently moved to Connecticut from Gallup, New Mexico.

In addition, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly announced that he named Anthony V. Minopoli as Chief Operating Officer. Tony joined the Supreme Council staff as Senior Vice President in 2005 and has led the Investment Department since 2007. In 2015, he was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer and, in 2018, he was elected to the Board of Directors. Tony will remain President of Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors and, as Chief Operating Officer will also assume executive oversight of Insurance Operations.

Also, Supreme Knight Kelly has asked Jack Kennedy, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, to assume executive oversight of the Actuarial Department, in addition to his current responsibilities for the Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Audit and Risk departments.