George C. Hanson (1995) served as The Masonry Society’s first president (1978-1979), he later served a second term as president (1983-1984), and was instrumental in founding TMS. Under his direction, TMS was formed and grew into a viable and needed Society. Mr. Hanson was a prominent engineer, working at several notable firms. He was an expert in prestressed concrete and reinforced masonry, and in 1964 designed the first true reinforced masonry bearing wall high rise (the 17 story Park Mayfair East apartment building in Denver), which received national recognition. Mr. Hanson passed away in 2001.