MFHF Board of directors
Anthony Cracco, PGM
After a career of almost 40 years with the Chicago Transit Authority, with the last 25 of those years spent in supervisory, management and leadership roles, Brother Cracco is currently retired.
Raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason more than 25 years ago, Brother Cracco has actively shared his coaching, management and leadership talents with our ancient and honorable fraternity in several ways. He holds membership in Landmark Lodge No. 422 in which he served twice as its Worshipful Master in 1997 and 2004. In addition to his lodge activities, Bro. Cracco has served Illinois Masonry broadly. He has a passion for Masonic education which was recognized by receiving a commission as a Grand Lecturer in 2004. Additionally, Bro. Cracco served as a District Deputy Grand Master from 1998 to 2001, Assistant Area Deputy Grand Master in 2002 and Area Deputy Grand Master from 2003 to 2005. He then served ten years in progressive leadership positions from Junior Grand Deacon through Deputy Grand Master. In October 2015, Bro. Cracco was elected as Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Illinois, in which he provided guidance and direction to the 60,000 Masons in Illinois.
Bro. Cracco is also engaged with several affiliated Masonic organizations. He is a past Thrice Potent Master of the Van Rensselaer Lodge of Perfection of the Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago; in 2007, he was recognized for his dedication and service as a recipient of the Thirty-Third Degree and was elected as an Active Member of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisiction. Brother Cracco is a member of the Medinah Shrine, all York Rite Bodies, St. John’s Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, serving as Sovereign in 2019, and is an honorary member of the Order of DeMolay, Legion of Honor and a honorary member DeMolay Supreme Council.
Bro. Cracco and Sharlene, wife of more than 50 years, reside in Monee, Illinois. They have three children and four grandchildren.