President Andrew Housley, Silver City Lodge #413
Andrew Housley was born and raised in Silver City, NM. He graduated from Silver High School in 1992 and went on to attend Wayland Baptist University, Western New Mexico University and Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2002 with a Bachelor Degree in Religious Education.
Andrew served as minister to several churches from 1993 to 2010 in southwest New Mexico, West Texas, and South Carolina. In 2010 Andrew returned home to Silver City with his children (a son and 3 daughters) where he has raised and continued to raise them as a single father.
Upon his return to Silver City he worked for Terrazas Funeral Chapel as an FSI Director and Embalmer, Chaplain and Administrative Assistant for Horizon Hospice, General Manager of Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, Food Service Director for Trinity Services Group at the Grant County, NM Detention Center then continued his career with Trinity as Administrative Support Manager for the Colorado/New Mexico District with 20 units and in 2023 became the Regional Coordinator for Trinity Services Group East Coast Region covering 89 units.
In January of 2011 Andrew was initiated into the Silver City Elks Lodge #413. He has served as Lodge Inner Guard, Esteemed Lecturing Knight, Esteemed Leading Knight, Trustee and 4 terms as Exalted Ruler as well as chairman of several committees and continues to serve as a Trustee, chairman of lodge ENF, HoopShoot and continues to lead the Lodges Major Project he began in 2015 known as the “Christmas Project” that ensures a great Christmas for 50 to 60 children every year. Andrew was the Ritual All-State Exalted Ruler 2016-2017 and Ritual All-State Flag Charge the same year. In 2018-2019 he served as District Deputy of the Grand Exalted Ruler for southwest New Mexico. One of Andrew’s many passions within the Elks is the Elks National Foundation where he is an Honorary Founder Member.
Within the New Mexico Elks Association Andrew has served as state Drug Awareness and state Membership Chairman. He also served as state Trustee and Secretary of the State Board of Directors. Andrew is active in all things Elks and enjoys serving in his Lodge, State and community.
President Elect Glenda Greene, Lordsburg, Lodge #1813
Glenda Greene was born in Albuquerque NM on December 24, 1972. Glenda graduated Lordsburg High School in 1991. Upon graduation she attended New Mexico State University and then joined the Army. After she quickly found her way in the retail world. After running several businesses and worked in the banking industry until she made the transition to work in her family-owned business and has been doing so for 18 years. After the death of her mother in 2020, she took over her mother’s accounting firm. She is also the Mayor of the City of Lordsburg and has sat on numerous New Mexico State boards. Glenda stays extremely active in her community because she sees the value of community service.
Glenda was initiated in the Lordsburg Elks Lodge #1813 in 2009. She was Exalted from 2014/15, 2015/16, and 2016/17. She has also held the positions of Lecturing, Loyal, and Leading Knight; 1, 2, and 3 Year Trustee and was Chairman of the Board in 2017/18. In addition she also proudly served as NM Southwest District 6040 Grand Exalted Ruler District Deputy for 4 consecutive years in 2019/2020,2020/21, 2021/22, and 2022/23. Glenda has served as the NM Grants Coordinator for 7 consecutive years and also served as a 3 year and 2 year NMEA Trustee.
Glenda lives in Lordsburg with her 7 year old son, Ethan, who is currently going into 2nd grade.
Vice President Brenda Ferri, Raton Lodge #865
Brenda Ferri was born and raised in Raton, NM. She graduated from Raton High School in 1987 and went on to attend Eastern New Mexico University and Platt College for the Arts where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Commercial Art/Graphic Design.
Brenda is the Executive Director of both Raton MainStreet and the Raton Arts & Humanities Council. She is also an active board member of the Arts and Culture District and the Santa Fe Trail School for the Performing Arts. She also has extensive experience in arts administration, both visual and performing. She works with the City of Raton as well as all of the Arts organizations in Raton.
Brenda is also a member of the Lighthouse Church in Raton. She is in charge of their Audio/Visual Ministry. She has successfully helped to fund the Hungry Hearts program by using her grant writing skills via the ENF Community Investment Programs.
Brenda was initiated into the Elks in May of 2006. During the past 18 years as an Elk she served Lodge 865 as Leading Knight for 3 years, Exalted Ruler for 3 years and Lodge Trustee for 4 years. She was named Officer of the Year in her lodge in 2016. She served as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for 2 terms (2018-19 & 2019-20). She served the New Mexico Elks Association as Chaplain (2018-19), NMEA 4 Year Trustee (2021-2022), NMEA 3 Year Trustee (2022-2023), NMEA NE District Government Relations Chairperson (2021-2023), and NMEA Board of Directors Secretary (2021-22).
Brenda is very active in her lodge as well as the NMEA. She tries to live her life every day following our guiding principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.
Secretary Mary Rogers, Farmington #1747
Mary Rogers was born in Fort Lee, Virginia when her Dad was attending typewriter repair school for the US Army, they left when she was six weeks old and she has not been back. Mary is the second of five daughters of the late PSP Bob Batley and his love Troyetta. After graduating from Farmington High School, she married and went to work in the family business Office Supply and Service Company. When her parents retired, she stayed with the business until Office Max came to town; she helped open Office Max, setup new accounts and did outside sales to businesses. When she divorced, she switched to being a sales consultant for Carpet One Floor and Home; she worked there for fifteen years and became a minor partner in the business for the last five years of working there before retiring. She is Past President of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce
Her Dad joined the Elks when she was three years, so she has always heard about Elks. During her marriage she was involved in Farmington Does becoming Past President, 5-year Conductor and Trustee.
She joined Farmington Lodge in September 2002 and the next meeting was installed as esquire. She won All-State Esquire in 2003, All State Lecturing Knight in 2004 and All-State Leading Knight for 2006 for ritual.
Farmington was awarded the Robert Boney trophy for the year she was Exalted Ruler. Mary was honored to serve as District Deputy 2013-2014. For two years she was a training facilitator for the Northwest District. Mary has been Farmington Lodge Secretary for five years now.Her daughter Jymi is State Chaplain this year and Exalted Ruler for Rio Rancho Lodge, Jymi’s daughter lives in Phoenix. My son Jesse is an Elk and he and his wife Dacia and their children Shyla and Boston live in Farmington. I enjoy talking Elks, my family, reading and camping.
Treasurer Geraldine Madrid, Las Vegas Lodge #408
Geraldine Madrid was born in Albuquerque, NM on February 1, 1963. Geraldine graduated from Valley High School in 1981. She attended TV-I and stated her banking career with US New Mexico Federal Credit Union (US Eagle). Geraldine moved to Las Vegas, NM in 1983 to join her fiancé (now husband) Domingo. She continued working in the banking field and attended UNM School of Anderson and graduated in 2006. Geraldine became an Assistant Vice President at Community 1st Bank, supervised 32 employees and 7 branch offices. Looking for another challenge, she decided to join the medical field in 2010. She became Office Manager for Dr. Frank Gallegos and completed all courses for Billing & Coding. With the banking and medical background, it landed her a career with the NMDOH as a Financial Specialist Supervisor.
Geraldine has been married to Domingo Madrid for 35 years. They have two dogs, Diamond and Milo.
Geraldine was initiated into Las Vegas Lodge #408 in 2004 and continues to be an active member. She was Lodge Treasurer for 14 years, has been Auditor for the NE District Deputy for two years and was a NMGCB Licensed Bingo Caller.
Geraldine has attended several NMEA State Conventions and has had the opportunity to attend a National Convention. In 2019 she was elected State Treasurer for the NM Elks Association and continues to hold that position today. In 2019, Geraldine was asked to take on the challenge of being the NM State Chairwomen for the FRS (Financial Reporting System) and continues in this capacity today.
Geraldine has not learned how to say “NO”.