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 2019 the terms of all nine officers will expire. Those elected will be installed at the ANA's 128th Anniversary Convention in Chicago, IL August 16, 2019 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.
2019-21 Election Results
Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen five new candidates and four incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2019-21 election term. Clifford Mishler was the top vote receiver.
New members Muriel Eymery, Mary Lynn Garrett and Shanna Schmidt; returning members Michael Ellis and Clifford Mishler, will join current members Greg Lyon and Paul Montgomery on the Board of Governors, along with President-elect Col. Steven Ellsworth, Ret. and Vice President-elect Dr. Ralph Ross.
Col. Steven Ellsworth, Ret. | Brentwood, TN 3,206 votes
Dr. Donald H. Kagin | Tiburon, CA 2,849 votes
For Vice President
Dr. Ralph W. Ross | Sugarland, TX 3,757
Thomas J. Uram | Eighty Four, Pennsylvania 2,173
Candidates for Governor
Clifford Mishler | Iola, WI 4,479
Greg Lyon | St. Louis, MO 3,951
Mary Lynn Garrett | Lexington, KY 3,935
Paul Montgomery | Guthrie, OK 3,888
Shanna Schmidt | Oak Park, IL 3,871
Michael Ellis | Camilla, GA 3,473
Muriel Eymery | London, UK 3,133
Unelected Candidates for Governor
Robert Oberth | Marietta, GA 3,112
John W. Highfill | Broken Arrow, OK 3,063
Rick Ewing | Beaumont, TX 2,024
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. 16, at the World's Fair of Money® in Rosemont, Ill. Ellsworth will become the Association's 61st president, succeeding current President Gary Adkins, who will serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the board.
Donald Kagin and Thomas Uram, having lost their bids for President and Vice President respectively, will be leaving the Board, as will John Highfill. Brian Hendelson did not seek re-election.
ANA members had the option to vote by either electronic or paper ballot. Out of 6,131 total votes, 4,283 were cast by paper ballot while another 1,848 members voted electronically, representing over 30 percent of votes cast.
The election was conducted and tabulated by Election Services Corporation of Hauppauge, New York. Overall, 19,737 ANA members were eligible to vote in this election; 31.06 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 2017, 19,425 members were eligible to vote; a total of 5,371 votes were cast, representing 27.65 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.
COL Steven K. Ellsworth, ret.
Donald H. Kagin, PhD
For Vice President
Dr. Ralph W. Ross
Thomas J. Uram
Michael L. Ellis
Mary Lynn Garrett
ANA Election Process
ELECTION YEAR: 2019
CONVENTION: Chicago, IL – 128th Anniversary Convention; August 13 - 17, 2019
June 1, 2019 Official election ballots will be sent by the independent auditing firm on or before June 1, 2019, to all members entitled to vote. Included are a pre-printed return envelope and candidate biographies/platforms.
July 1, 2019 Completed ballots must be received by the independent auditing firm on or before July 1, 2019. Ballots received after this date will not be counted.
July 15, 2019 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, 2019.
July 16 – August 3, 2019 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.