ANA Recognizes Six Staff Members with a Combined 140 Years of Service to the Association

April 10, 2007 By ekr

ANA Recognizes Six Staff Members with a Combined 140 Years of Service to the Association 

The American Numismatic Association held a luncheon Monday at the Money Museum to recognize six staff members, each observing more than 15 years of service and celebrating a combined 140 years of service to the association. 

Pictured from left to right are Barbara Gregory, 26 years; Joyce Wohlfert, 15 years; Sandy Hill, 17 years; Kimberly Kiick, 25 years; Marilyn Reback, 22 years; and, Brenda Bishop, 27 years. 

In 1980, Meeting Services Director and Certified Meeting Planner Brenda Bishop began work at the ANA as a receptionist and accounting assistant and has held a number of related positions, including personnel and business manager, before accepting the challenge of managing the Association’s meetings and conventions in 1998. 

“My years with ANA are worth their weight in $20 gold pieces,” said Bishop. “My goal for the future is to make our conventions as strong as they can be – with the help of our staff and scores of committed volunteers.” 

Numismatist Editor Barbara Gregory joined the Association in 1981 as a part-time editorial assistant, new to the hobby of coin collecting. Since then, she has become an advanced numismatist and credits a previous Numismatist Editor, Neil Harris, with instilling the importance of quality and attention to detail. 

“I have enjoyed spending over half my life with the ANA – and can’t imagine being anywhere else,” Gregory said. 

Gregory worked for 22 of her 25 years alongside Marilyn Reback, who began work at the ANA as a temporary employee in 1985. Reback cites her degree in math with preparing her for the exacting detail and concentration that is necessary as senior editor of publications. 

Originally Release Date: April 10, 2007
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9864
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