EDF Board of Trustees

Endowment and Development FUND Trustees


WILLIAM E. EVANS  |  Email: wevans@cecb.com

ROLANDO SANTOS  |  Email: Rolando@RolandoSantos.com

SHAWN FARQUHAR  |  Email: shawn@magichampion.com


William E. Evans has been a member of the I.B.M. since 1978 (Order of Merlin-Shield) and served as its International President in 2013-2014.  Bill is the current Legal Advisor having previously served in this position to International Presidents David Sandy, Tony Wilson and Roger Miller, and has served 3 years as a member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee. Bill is a long time member of the Audit Committee. He has also served on the Ethics Committee, and is currently the Chairman of the Grievance Committee. A tax lawyer by profession, and a fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel, Bill organized and formed the IBM/SAM 2008 Combined Convention, LLC and the IBM/SAM 2017 Combined Convention, LLC and served as Legal Advisor for both of those organizations. Bill is also a musician and has been playing guitar, mandolin, mandocello, and harmonica with The M-Dock Band for over 23 years.

Rolando H. Santos is a lifetime member of the I.B.M., joining in 1995 and serving as its International President from 2010-2011. 
Rolando has served on the Board of Trustees Executive Committee. He has been the Chairman of the Management Team, since 2012 and has served on the Ethics Committee, most recently as chairman of that committee. Rolando is a member of Ring 9 in Atlanta where he has served on the Board of Directors for several years and was named Atlanta Magician of the Year in 2002. He was recently elected to the I.B.M. EDF Board of Trustees.
Since, 1996 Rolando has been a contributor, product reviewer, editor and ethics columnist for The Linking Ring. Currently he serves as Assistant Editor of the magazine.

In addition to being a member of the I.B.M., Rolando is a member of the Society of American Magicians, the Inner Circle of Bizarre Magic, The British Society of Psychic Entertainers, and a member of The Magic Circle in London, where he has been named Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star.

Rolando has been published in various Magic related magazines and publications. He is the creator of "The WHY GRID", a how-to system for improving story lines and routines, published in the March 1999 issue of Magic Magazine. Rolando has also translated lecture notes into Spanish for Dan Garrett and Michael Ammar.

Currently, he is a panelist on the weekly Conjuror’s Community Weekly Webcast.

Away from Magic, Rolando has been a journalist for 45 years, recently retiring as CEO of CNN Chile in Santiago, Chile. He has reported on news eventws around the world, and launched news networks in the United States, Chile, and Spain.


Shawn Farquhar is a lifetime member of the I.B.M., joining in 1981, (Order of Merlin Shield) and served as its International President from 2014-2015. Shawn currently is the Chairperson for the Order of Merlin, FISM Representative, International Ambassador, and Talent Chair for the annual convention.  He is a professional magician who has the distinction of being the only person to win in both Stage and Close Up magic in the I.B.M. contests. Shawn is also a life member of I.B.M. Ring #92 - Vancouver, and Ring #183 - Victoria, and is a member of Ring #252 - Tennessee, and Ring #391- Bulgaria.  
In addition to the I.B.M., Shawn is a member of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, and served as its President for seven terms. He is also the recipient of their Life Time Achievement Award. The Canadian Association of Magicians elected him President, and twice recipient of the Canadian Magician of the Year award. He is a Life Member of the Society of American Magicians, the Academy of Magical Arts, and a member of the The Magic Circle with the distinction of member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. 
Shawn is active in the magic community with his own magic retail business, Palmer Magic, his philanthropic work with Magician U, and Cabaret of Wonders. He also has his own theatre, Hidden Wonders Speakeasy Magic Experience.