The Supreme Council has the duty of providing leadership and administrative support to the organization and its 1.8 million members. The supreme knight leads the council and also serves as the organization’s chief executive officer and chairman of the board.
As of August 2015, Carl A. Anderson is the 13th supreme knight and previously served as supreme secretary and as state deputy for the District of Columbia. He was elected in 2000. Archbishop William E. Lori is the current supreme chaplain and is responsible for the spiritual welfare of the members and their families.
Logan T. Ludwig is the current deputy supreme knight and has prior service as supreme treasurer and as state deputy of Illinois.
Charles E. Maurer, Jr. is the current supreme secretary and oversees a variety of the organization’s administrative departments. He has been a member of the board of directors for 10 years and previously served as state deputy of Indiana. Michael J. O'Connor is the current supreme treasurer and has served as assistant supreme advocate and as state deputy of Pennsylvania.
John A. Marrella is the current supreme advocate and general counsel for the organization and a member of Council 10705 in New Haven. He has 17 years of experience as a federal prosecutor, an assistant U.S. attorney, and as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice.