The future is bright for the American Numismatic Association! Our legal problems are now behind us, and the Board of Governors will be able to focus on more productive matters, like increasing our membership and enhancing our numismatic educational programs and member benefits.
The ANA’s focus is education. Our foremost program, the Summer Seminar, offers collectors a wide variety of numismatic subjects every year. Attendees tell us the Summer Seminar is the greatest numismatic learning experience available. As governor, I will strongly support the expansion of the Summer Seminar and our other educational programs.
In recent years, ANA membership has slowly declined to about 25,000. This trend must be reversed. As governor, I will continue to work to increase membership through various marketing efforts by working with current members and dealers. Our world-class numismatic Library must also be maintained and enhanced. Our Museum is among the best in the world. We conduct two major conventions each year, but amazingly, only a small percentage of our members have ever attended one of our conventions or visited our Museum or Library in Colorado Springs. I’d like to see this change!
I am a 42-year member, having attended nearly every World’s Fair of MoneySM since 1973. I am a member of the ANA Dealer Relations Committee and have been employed in the numismatic field for over 40 years as an auctioneer, photographer, buyer, researcher and cataloger. Currently, I am a valuing analyst at Coin World.
In 2013 I was the runner-up candidate for ANA governor. In January, I was appointed to the board after a vacancy occurred. I believe
in fiscal responsibility and being a positive ambassador for the ANA and numismatics in general. Since 1995, I have been a volunteer instructor at the ANA Summer Seminar, teaching a course on digital numismatic photography. I am the recipient of the ANA’s Medal of Merit, Glenn Smedley Memorial Award, Exemplary Service Award, Presidential Award and honorary “Doctor of Numismatics.”
I am running for ANA governor, and ask for your vote and support.