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ANA 2017 Election

CANDIDATES for the 2017-2019 board of governors

Gary Adkins
Candidate for President

Mike Ellis
Candidate for President


Don Kagin
Candidate for Vice President

2017 Board of Governors Statements


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Adam J. Crum
Candidate for Governor

COL Steven Ellsworth (ret.)
Candidate for Governor

Brian Hendelson
Candidate for Governor

John W. Highfill
Candidate for Governor


Greg Lyon
Candidate for Governor

Paul Montgomery
Candidate for Governor

Ralph W. Ross
Candidate for Governor

Thomas J. Uram
Candidate for Governor

General Election Information

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit, educational organization and is recognized under the Internal Revenue Service Code as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization.  It is governed by a nine-member Board, which includes a president, vice president, and seven governors at large.  The ANA's federal charter, granted in perpetuity by the United States Congress, rests control of the Association in the hands of this Board.


In 2017 the terms of all nine officers will expire. Those elected will be installed at the ANA's 126th Anniversary Convention in Denver, CO, August 4, 2017 and will compose the Board of Governors for the next two years.


Individual members 13 years of age or older as of March 31 of an election year and who have been members of the Association for at least one year as of that date shall be entitled to vote in any Association election. ANA-member clubs are entitled to one vote.


Eligibility to Hold Office

Members 18 years of age or older as of March 31 of the election year and who have been a member of the Association for at least three consecutive years as of that date shall be eligible to hold elected office.

In order to be a candidate for office, a member must receive at least 25 nominations from member clubs in good standing and/or individual members in good standing. No member may nominate himself or herself or nominate a number of candidates for any office in excess of the number to be elected to an office. This means each individual member or club is allowed to nominate one person for president, one for vice president and seven for governor.

Election Advertising

Election advertising will be accepted for the March, April, May and June 2017issues of The Numismatist.  In accordance with ANA bylaws, campaign advertising must include the full name and ANA member number of the sponsoring individual (whether that is you or another ANA member).  If the sponsor is a committee or organization, the advertisement must include the name, address and member number of its chairman or principal representative. (This requirement applies to election advertising in all numismatic publications.)

Advertising copy, as well as all photographs, artwork or electronic files for The Numismatist, is due the 20th of the month, two months preceding the cover date of the desired issue. The ANA Publications Department can design and produce your ad for The Numismatist at no charge. 

For ad specifications and prices, contact Advertising Sales Representative Christie Cooper at (719) 482-9815, e-mail ccooper@money.org.

Click here for information on placing ads in The Numismatist

Candidate Biographies and Photographs

In accordance with ANA bylaws, each candidate for ANA office must furnish a biographical sketch and platform, not exceeding 350 words in length, for publication in The Numismatist. The biography should include the candidate's record of service to the Association and to numismatics in general. This material will be published in the June 2017 issue of The Numismatist and will be enclosed with ballots mailed to all voting members.