ANA 2017 Election

2017 Election Results

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2017-19 election term.

New members Thomas J. Uram, John W. Highfill and Brian Hendelson, will join Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ralph Ross, Greg Lyon, and Paul Montgomery on the Board of Governors along with President-elect Gary Adkins and Vice President-elect Don Kagin. Kagin ran unopposed for Vice President. In accordance with ANA bylaws, ballots for uncontested offices are not tabulated; only the first vote is counted in that race.

For President



Gary Adkins

Minneapolis, Minnesota






Mike Ellis

Camilla, Georgia






For Vice President




Don Kagin

Tiburon, California




Candidates for Governor




Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ret.

Brentwood, Tennessee




Dr. Ralph Ross

Sugar Land, Texas





Greg Lyon

St. Louis, Missouri





Paul Montgomery

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma





Thomas J. Uram

Eighty Four, Pennsylvania





John. W Highfill

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma





Brian Hendelson

Bridgewater, New Jersey





Unelected Candidate for Governor  




Adam J. Crum

Newport Beach, California



In the event that a board member cannot fulfill their term, the runner-up will fill the vacant seat for the remainder of the two-year term.

The new board will be sworn-in at the annual ANA Banquet on Friday, Aug. 4, at the World's Fair of Money in Denver, Colo. Adkins will become the Association's 60th president, succeeding current President Jeff Garrett who will serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the board.

Governor Walt Ostromecki has reached his term limit, and Tom Mulvaney did not seek re-election.

ANA members had the option to vote by either electronic or paper ballot. Out of 5,371 total votes, 4,000 were cast by paper ballot while another 1,371 members voted electronically, representing over 25 percent of votes cast—a marked improvement from the 8 percent cast electronically in 2015.

The election was conducted and tabulated by Election Services Corporation of Ronkonkoma, New York. Overall, 19,425 ANA members were eligible to vote in this election; 27.65 percent of eligible voters participated. To be eligible to vote, members have to be at least 13 years old and a member of the Association for at least one year as of March 31 of the election year. In 2015, 20,343 members were eligible to vote; a total of 5,424 votes were cast representing 26.66 percent of eligible members.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its array of instructional and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.

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.

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