The Cryptic Mason of the Year Award was presented to John F. Wermann, MEPGHP, at the Florida Grand York Rite Banquet on May 22, 2016, by Kenneth E. Dyer, MWPGM of MS, and Regional Deputy General Grand Master of the Southeast Region, for the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International. M. E. Companion John Wermann is a Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida, and Deputy General Grand High Priest of the Southeast Region for the General Grand Chapter, R. A. M. International.
Shown in the background, on the right, was John L. Horne, Jr., then M. I. Grand Master, now M. I. Past Grand Master of the Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida.