Lane Brunner Named ANA Deputy Executive Director 

Lane Brunner, Director of Numismatic Outreach at the American Numismatic Association, has been promoted to Deputy Executive Director of Museum, Library and Research Services, Executive Director Chris Cipoletti has announced. His promotion is effective Dec. 1. 

Brunner, who joined the ANA in 2004 as Director of Numismatic Curriculum, is a former professor at The University of Texas in Austin and 25-year member of the ANA. He has taught numerous numismatic courses, seminars and workshops at ANA conventions, Summer Seminar and at The University of Texas. 

In his new role, Brunner will be responsible for directing library and museum operations in Colorado Springs, developing the museum and library at the proposed American Money and Gold Rush Museum in the San Francisco Old Mint, and for organizing the effort to place a numismatic museum in Washington D.C. 

“Lane’s skills will provide a strong base as we look at designing space and exhibits for museum and library expansion in Colorado Springs, museum and exhibit design and virtual library space in San Francisco, and a museum, library and research center in Washington D.C.,” Cipoletti said. “Lane brings a vast array of numismatic knowledge to the ANA and has been an invaluable resource for us since he joined the ANA staff.” 

Since joining the ANA, Brunner has helped build the Coins in the Classroom program, introduced new workshops and seminars at ANA conventions, and expanded Numismatic Theatre offerings at conventions. He has played a key role in creating the ANA Journal, modernizing the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library and positioning the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum for potential accreditation by the American Association of Museums. 

“This is an exciting and vibrant time at the Association,” Brunner said. “The challenges that are before the ANA and the hobby are quite remarkable. The opportunity to expand the Money Museum presence across the country is unprecedented, and will bring the world of numismatics to millions of people.” 

Brunner earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacy at the University of Georgia in 1995, and served on The University of Texas faculty from 1996 through 2004, and was tenured as an associate professor in 2002. A former ANA Presidential Award winner, he is a life member of the ANA. 

Originally Release Date: December 4, 2006
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