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08 Dec 2003

ANA hires two employees to provide creative services to members and museum

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ANA hires two employees to provide creative services to members and museum

As part of the recently announced re-organization and ongoing efforts to improve services to its 31,500 members, the American Numismatic Association has hired a Graphics Director and a Registrar/Museum Collection Manager, according to Christopher Cipoletti, ANA Executive Director.

Leslie Wigington
ANA members and the general public will quickly see the work of the association's Graphics Director, Leslie Wigington, who has extensive experience in computer-aided design as well as journalism and public relations.

"She will create consumer information brochures about numismatics, update and improve the ANA web site, and assist advertisers with designing their ads in the ANA's monthly Numismatist magazine," explained Cipoletti. "Her work will enhance all of the ANA publications we'll be producing for members and the general public, from the magazine to the convention programs to educational brochures."

The new Registrar/Collection Manager, Erik Heikkenen, will catalog, track and manage the extensive holdings in the recently remodeled Money Museum at ANA headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He earned a Masters Degree in Museum and Field Studies at the University of Colorado and for the past six years has served as either Curator or Assistant Curator at galleries and historical centers in Colorado and Minnesota.

"His experience in museum and gallery exhibitions, collection management and administration will immediately help the ANA streamline its accessioning process of Museum items. Working with our local team of museum volunteers, Eric will be organizing and cataloguing our collection so that we can continue to use it in new exhibits, both in the Money Museum and in traveling exhibits that will be displayed at future ANA conventions around the country," said Cipoletti.

Erik Heikkenen
"The ANA is continuing to develop its programs for greater outreach to the membership. The ANA's membership has grown over the last year from approximately 29,500 members to more than 31,500 current members. With this membership growth, the Association will focus resources on programs to benefit the membership and bring information and education about numismatics to current and prospective members," he explained.

For additional information about the American Numismatic Association 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, go to the ANA web site, www.money.org, or call (800) 367-9723.

Originally Release Date: December 8, 2003
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872
                            Email: pr@money.org

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