American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society



photo of Victor David Brenner in his studio,
donated by Jonathan H. Kagan
(ANS exhibit of Brenner archival material, 2010)

2010 – NOMINATING AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE REPORT

The Nominating and Governance Committee, pursuant to Art V Sec. 12 of the ANS By-Laws approved for publication all of the nominees for Trustee positions and all of the nominees for Fellowship as follows:

Nominees to the Board of Trustees, for vote by the Fellows of the Society: The following Trustee candidates have been nominated for the Term ending in 2012:

George U. Wyper is a collector of foreign and ancient coins. Educated at The Wharton School and Yale University, he has previously worked at The First Boston Corporation, was the Chief Investment Officer of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Senior Managing Director of Warburg Pincus Investment Management and Managing Partner of Wyper Capital Management from 1998 to 2010. In April 2010 Mr. Wyper sold his company to Legg Mason and is now a Managing Director at Royce & Associates. Nominated as a Fellow of the Society in 1998, the same year he was also elected to the Board of Trustees, serving through 2008. A donor plaque bearing the Wyper Family name was unveiled in 2009 for his years of support to the ANS including managing a part of the ANS endowment portfolio and contributing to the 2009 fundraising campaign.

Nominees to the Board of Trustees, for vote by the Fellows of the Society: The following Trustee candidates have been nominated for the Term ending in 2013:

Lawrence Adams of Studio City, CA, A dermatologic oncology surgeon, Dr. Adams is a CNG consultant on Greek and Islamic gold. Dr. Adams has been a member since 1982, a Fellow since 1997 and a Trustee since 2001. He serves on the Finance Committee, is an ABSS member, and is a generous contributor to the Society.

Jeffrey D. Benjamin of New York, NY, Currently with Apollo Management LP, became a life member in 2004, was elected to the Board in 2007 and is an ABSS member. Mr. Benjamin serves on the Finance Committee.

Jane M. Cody of Studio City, CA, was a participant in the 1965 Summer Seminar, has been a member since 1968, a Fellow since 1987 and was elected to the Board in 2003. Prof. Cody is the recipient of numerous academic awards and honors.

Kenneth W. Harl of New Orleans, LA , was a 1975 Summer Seminar Student and joined the Society that same year. A Fellow since 1991, and a Trustee since 2001, a Professor of History at Tulane University, he has written extensively about Roman provincial coins and in particular Asia Minor, and is a member of the Collections Committee.

Daniel W. Holmes, Jr. of Cleveland, OH, a member since 1989, a life member since 1999, and a member of the ABSS, Chairman of Morrison Products, Inc, Mr. Holmes was elected to the Board in 2007 and serves on the Finance Committee. A past president of EAC,is a generous contributor, including the Digitization Fund.

Charles Paul Karukstis of Charlotte, NC , has been a members since 1978, a life member since 2009, and elected to the Board in 2005. For many years his research has been the imitative or "Arab-Byzantine" coinages of greater Syria in the first century of the Islamic Empire, with special interest in die studies and circulation patterns.

Richard Beleson recently retired as a Senior Vice President with the Capital Group Companies, which manages the American Funds family of mutual funds. During his twenty-five year career, he had responsibility as a research analyst following the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and also served as a vice president for the Growth Fund of America. He has been collecting coins for over forty years, and has an extensive collection of ancient coins, as well as shipwreck coins. He has been a member of the San Francisco Ancient Numismatics Society since 1980, and currently serves as its secretary. In addition to collecting coins, Rick occasionally participates in archaeological excavations (Israel and England) and underwater salvage efforts (Florida). He is a member of the board of trustees of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Kim, and his three children.

Mike Gasvoda is a registered professional engineer and president of Gasvoda & Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in the sale of water and wastewater treatment and pumping equipment in the Midwest. He sold his business to the employees in 2009 and is working on a five year employment contract with the firm to smooth the transition to new leadership. He has been collecting coins for 38 years, and has a specialized collection of Roman Imperatorial and twelve Caesars coinage. He has been a member of the Chicago Coin Club and the ANA since the mid 1980’s. He is a frequent presenter at coin club meetings of all levels doing an average of 6 presentations per year. He also writes occasionally for the Celator magazine. He and his wife, Lynn, reside part time at their home in Northwest Indiana and the remainder of the year can be found at their second home in Tucson, Arizona.

Josiah Ober is Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics, and Chairman of the Department of Political Science, at Stanford. His research focuses on Greek history and political thought; he has focused recently on quantitative approaches to economic history. He is immediate Past President of the American Philological Association, and has sat on the boards of the Center for Hellenic Studies and Princeton University Press. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the NEH, ACLS, Guggenheim Foundation, National Humanities Center, and Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Before coming to Stanford, he taught at Princeton (where he chaired the Department of Classics); he has held visiting positions at University of Michigan, Paris I-Sorbonne, and University of California-Irvine. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife, Adrienne Mayor.

Pursuant to Article III, Section 1. The Nominating and Governance Committee nominates the following individuals to serve as Fellows for vote by the Trustees:

Alain Baron, Geneva, Switzerland, of Numismatica Genevensis SA, has been a life member since 2002, is a founding member of the Augustus B. Sage Society, a donor to the Society, supporter of ANS exhibits and an ANS Gala Sponsor and contributor.

William Bubelis, Saint Louis, MO, became a student member in 1994, a full associate member in 1999, and was a 2006 Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar participant. An Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Bubelis specializes in Greek history and epigraphy; economic history and numismatics.

Martin Huth, Berlin, Germany, has been a member since 1991, is a donor to the ANS collection. A German diplomat and specialist in Islamic coinage is co-editor of the forthcoming Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms: Studies in the Monetization of Ancient Arabia.

Harmer Johnson, New York, NY, has been an ANS honorary life member since 2003. From 1961-1973 he served as appraiser, cataloguer, officer, and auctioneer at Sotheby's, London and New York. Since then, he has consulted for Christie’s, Sotheby's, and Doyle New York. For the past several years Mr. Johnson has donated his time, expertise and humor as auctioneer at the ANS Gala dinner auctions, which have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the ANS.

Philip Kinns, Berkshire, UK, has been a member since 1980 and a donor to the ANS cabinet. Mr. Kinns has authored and co-authored articles and books including: “A new didrachm of Magnesia on the Maeander.” Numismatic Chronicle, Vol 166 (2006), “The Caprara forgeries.” - London : Royal Numismatic Society; International Association of Professional Numismatists, 1984. He is a donor to the ANS collections.

Eric McFadden, London, UK, has been a member since 1978 and a Life member since 1996. A Senior Director at Classical Numismatic Group, he manages the London office and represents the firm at major auctions and coin shows in Europe. Mr. McFadden and CNG have been supporters of the ANS Galas, Library, Endowment funds as well as advertisers in the ANS Magazine. Eric received degrees in Classics from Pomona College and from Oxford University, where he was president of the Oxford University Numismatic Society. Eric also has a law degree from Harvard Law School and is a member of the California State Bar. He began his professional numismatic career at Numismatic Fine Arts in Beverly Hills, and then practiced law in Los Angeles for several years, before joining CNG in 1990. His firm CNG is one of the major donors to the ANS.

Andrew Ramage, Ithaca New York, has been an ANS member since 1990. Professor of Art History at Cornell University, he has taught for over 30 years. The Associate Director, Sardis Expedition, is a research specialist in Iron Age Anatolia, especially Lydia; ceramics; metallurgy – gold and refining; and numismatics. Co-author “King Croesus' gold: excavations at Sardis and the history of gold refining”, which was a major contribution to the field of early numismatics.

Fred L Reed III, Oklahoma City, OK, has been a member of the Society since 1975. Is a long-standing member of the collecting community, a charter member of the Civil War Tokens Society and a member of the Token and Medal Society and the Society of Paper Money Collectors. Mr. Reed has published articles since 1965 including, “Abraham Lincoln, the Image of His Greatness,” 2009, among other articles, and is currently working with P. Cunningham, D. Schenkman and K. Lawrence on a comprehensive revision of King’s “Lincoln in Numismatics” to be published by TAMS.

P. Scott Rubin, Lawrenceville, NJ, has been a member of the Society since 1984. A well respected numismatist, Mr. Rubin is an ANS contributor, a 2001 COAC chairman, on Error Coinage, and a donor to the 2004 Library Auction. An author of numerous articles and auction catalogues, Mr. Rubin is also the recipient of past Numismatic Bibliomania Society awards.


At any time prior to sixty (60) days before the Annual Meeting, additional nominations for positions as Fellows, Trustees and Officers and Honorary Life Fellows to be voted on at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 23, 2010 may be submitted in writing to the Executive Director by at least ten (10) Fellows. The Executive Director shall include in the notice of the Annual Meeting the report of the Nominating and Governance Committee and also a complete list of any other nominations duly filed. No nominations shall be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting or at any other meeting, except upon the unanimous consent of the Fellows in attendance.


Officers of the Board of Trustees to be voted on by the Board of Trustees: Pursuant to Article VI Sections 1 and 2, and upon the personal recommendation of the President, the Committee nominates the following Trustees to serve as follows:

Chairman of the Board- Kenneth L. Edlow
President – Roger S. Siboni
First Vice President - Douglass F. Rohrman
Second Vice President - Roger S. Bagnall, PhD
Treasurer – Sydney F. Martin
Secretary/Executive Director - Ute Wartenberg Kagan

Submitted respectfully,
Robert A. Kandel, Chairman
Nominating and Governance Committee