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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.

ANA members with voting privileges can nominate candidates for the ANA Board of Governors. Nominations must be in writing and received by the Executive Director no earlier than December 1, 2018, and no later than March 1, 2019.

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.

Click here to watch the 2019 Election Candidate's Forum filmed at the Pittsburgh National Money Show®.

2019 Candidates

For President

COL Steven K. Ellsworth, ret.

Donald H. Kagin, PhD

For Vice President

Dr. Ralph W. Ross

Thomas J. Uram

For Governor

Michael L. Ellis

Rick Ewing

Muriel Eymery

Mary Lynn Garrett

John Highfill

Greg Lyon

Clifford Mishler

Paul Montgomery

Robert Oberth

Shanna Schmidt

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.



VIDEO FORUM: What it Takes to Be an ANA Board Member





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