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2023 Candidates

Candidate Biographies

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Candidate Forum

Caleb Noel, editor in chief of The Numismatist, will serve as moderator of the event, during which board hopefuls will answer questions relevant to the ANA and have the opportunity to express their views on a number of topics.  

Candidate for President

Thomas J. Uram

Candidates for Vice President

Mark Lighterman
Rob Oberth

Candidates for Governor

John S. Brush
Mary Lynn Garrett
David G. Heinrich
Richard Jozefiak
Lori H. Kraft
Emile Mestressat
Patrick McBride
Henry Mitchell
Jeff Rosinia
Phyllis A. Ross
Kenny Sammut
Philip Vitale

2023 Election General Information

General 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 2023 the terms of all nine officers will expire. Those elected will be installed at the ANA's 132nd Anniversary Convention Banquet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 11, 2023 and will compose the Board of Governors for the next two years.  

ANA members with voting privileges can nominate candidates for the ANA Board of Governors.  Nominations must be in writing and received by the Executive Director no earlier than December 1, 2022, and no later than March 1, 2023.  

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 Vote

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.

A Club that is a member of the Association shall be entitled to have one vote.

Election Outline

Election Year: 2023

Convention: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 132nd Anniversary Convention

Convention Dates: August 8-12, 2023

The individual nominee assumes all responsibility for meeting the deadlines noted below. The ANA assumes no responsibility and will not notify nominees of approaching deadlines.  

November 2022: “Call for Nominations” in November 2022 through February 2023 issues of The Numismatist.

December 1, 2022: Only nominations submitted in writing to the Executive Director received no earlier than December 1, 2022, and no later than by March 1, 2023, will be accepted. Nominations received prior to December 1 and after March 1 will be deemed invalid.  

An individual wishing to be nominated must ensure that he/she has the required 25 nominations from any combination of member clubs in good standing or individual members in good standing.  

As individuals attain "nominated" status, the Executive Director will send a “Notice of Nomination" by certified mail,  return receipt requested. 

March 31, 2023: Written notice of acceptance (or declination of nomination), along with a photograph and biography/platform of the nominee (not to exceed 350 words) must be received by March 31, 2023. If these items are not received, the photograph, biography and platform will not be published in The Numismatist

June 1, 2023: Official election ballots will be sent by the independent auditing firm on or before June 1, 2023, to all members entitled to vote. Included are a pre-printed return envelope and candidate biographies/platforms.

July 1, 2023: Completed ballots must be received by the independent auditing firm on or before July 1, 2023. Ballots received after this date will not be counted.

July 15, 2023: The independent auditing firm must deliver a report of votes cast for each candidate to the President and Executive Director no later than July 15, 2023.

July 16-29, 2023: At least 10 days prior to the opening day of the anniversary convention, the Executive Director, by written and/or electronic communications, shall announce to all candidates and to members of the numismatic media who customarily receive announcements from the Association the number of votes obtained by each candidate for each office.

August 11, 2023: The 2023-2025 Board of Governors shall be inducted at the Convention Banquet.

Bylaws Article VIII: Elections–Ethics

Section 1. Publication

            a) No person shall submit for publication or cause to be published any printed, paid advertisement promoting any person’s candidacy in an ANA election without that person’s consent.

            b) No member may cause to be published or distributed any advertisement relating to an ANA election that does not include the name and ANA membership number of the sponsoring person or organization. If the sponsor is a committee or organization, the name and address of its chairman or other principal representative must be included in the advertisement.

Section 2. Statements Regarding Candidates

No member may make or publish any false, misleading, libelous or slanderous statements regarding any candidate.

Section 3. No Association Endorsements

No advertisement, email, webpage or electronic messaging relating to an ANA election (nor any envelope or wrapper therefor) shall include any name, abbreviation, device or address that will in any manner indicate or imply the Association’s endorsement of, or opposition to, any candidate.

Section 4. Violation of Election Ethics

Any Member violating any of the preceding provisions shall be subject to expulsion, suspension or other disciplinary action therefor by the Board of Governors.

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