Brian Fanton replaces Walter Ostromecki on ANA Board of Governors

October 14, 2005 By ekr

Brian Fanton replaces Walter Ostromecki on ANA Board of Governors

COLORADO SPRINGS – Brian Fanton has been named to the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors replacing Walter Ostromecki, Jr. who was removed from the board today. 

The Board of Governors voted during its annual meeting in Colorado Springs to remove Ostromecki because of a breach of confidentiality, said President William H. Horton, Jr. Ostromecki was elected to his first two-year term in July. 

“We’re pleased that Brian Fanton has agreed to serve on the Board of Governors,” Horton said. “We expect Brian will be a great asset to the ANA. 

“I’m disappointed the Board had to take action to remove Walter, but as a governing body we must have confidence that members are not improperly disclosing confidential information they receive as Board members.”

Fanton, an ANA life member, was the next-highest vote getter during the 2005 election and, according to ANA bylaws, was offered the vacant governor’s seat. 

Fanton, who lives in Hiawatha, Iowa, has been a coin collector for 52 years and a full-time dealer since 1999. A member of CSNS and INA, a past CSNS governor, and two-term ANA Educational Committee chairman, he has been an ANA Summer Seminar instructor for nine years. 

The American Numismatic Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. With nearly 33,000 members, the Association serves the academic community, collectors and the general public with an interest in numismatics. The ANA helps all people discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of programs including its education and outreach, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, visit us online at or call 719-632-COIN or 1-800-367-9723. 

Originally Release Date: October 14, 2005
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9864
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