Statement by Ralph Ross, candidate for governor, 2015 Board of Governors

May 14, 2015 By ekr


I am honored to accept the nomination for a second term ANA 2015-2017 Governor.  As an ANA Board Member for the past two years I enjoyed the engagement of the day-to-day operations of the world’s largest coin collecting organization.  As a proud ANA member for over thirty-seven years, I have enthusiastically promoted numismatics and the ANA through assiduous service as Past-President of the Greater Houston Coin Club, founder of the Nations’ largest High School Coin Club, Texas Numismatic Association Youth Chair, ANA Youth Summer Seminar Counselor, ANA Representative and District Delegate and as Chair of several ANA committees.  A proud recipient of some of the ANA’s most distinguished awards, including the Medal of Merit, the Glenn Smedley Award, the Adult Advisor-of-the-Year Award, two Presidential Awards and the revered title of Numismatic Ambassador, I now campaign for a second term to serve the interests of the academic community, collectors and the general public.  As a coin collector since age four, and dedicated educator for over a quarter-of-a century, I employ numismatics in the classroom to improve academic scholarship and expand interest in the coin collecting hobby. 

I am running on a campaign platform to Increase Youth Membership, Support Families in Numismatics, Encourage Coins in the Classroom and Bring Numismatics into the Mainstream of Historical Studies. If re-elected, I will help the Board of Governors expand the coin collecting hobby and address contemporary issues regarding numismatic education, information technology, consumer protection and the employment of exemplary service to ANA members. I pledge to serve the Dealer, Investor, Collector and Exhibitor (D-I-C-E).

If re-elected I will work tirelessly to expand ANA membership and participation, particularly youth membership, that will empower the ANA to forge ahead stronger than ever.

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. To read the statements of the other candidates for the 2015 Board of Governors election, click here

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