American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society



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United States, American Geographical Society- David Livingstone Award Gold Medal presented to Frank Wild - Hispanic Society of America. 1924. Designed by Gutzon Borglum. Tiffany and Co. (ANS 2011.40.1 Gift of Lawrence A. Adams) 74 mm.


2011 – 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 and Officers positions 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 2014:

Mr. Dick Eidswick, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, joined the ANS in 1998, became a life member in 1999 and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008. One of the founding members of the ANS’ Augustus B. Sage Society, he is a generous donor to the Newell Publication Fund, the Margaret Thompson Curator of Greek Coins Fund, and the ANS Annual Appeals. A Founding Partner of Arbor Partners in 1996, he served as Managing Director of the firm until 2004 when he was appointed President of Champ Car World Series, an open-wheel auto racing series in Indianapolis. He has founded, and served as President and/or CEO of several companies including: Michigan Venture Capital Association, Network Express, an ISDN communications company, Machine Vision International (MVI), and was a Senior Vice President of Comshare. Mr. Eidswick is on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Ann Arbor. He also serves on the Board of Advisors to the Sam Zell and Robert Laurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at The University of Michigan. Mr. Eidswick received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University and studied management at New York University.

Mr. Daniel Hamelberg, of Champaign, IL, has been a member since 1986, a Life Fellow since 2002, and was first elected to the Board in 2004. An aficionado of rare American numismatic auction catalogues and literature, Mr. Hamelberg is one of the founding members of the ANS’ Augustus B. Sage Society. He followed the advice of buying the book before the coin and then proceeded to assemble a high grade first year of U. S. Type collection in all metals. Since 2008 he has served as chair to the Collections Committee and he has also served on the Library Committee. Mr. Hamelberg is a major donor to the Hudson Square Renovation Fund as well as to the Francis D. Campbell Library Chair, the ANS appeals, and annual Gala.

Mr. Robert A. Kandel, of New York, NY, is a Fellow of the Society, and has been an ANS Board member since 2000. Mr. Kandel is a past and current member of the ANS Executive Committee, serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, and is a founding member of the ANS’ Augustus B. Sage Society. As counsel to the firm of Kaye, Scholer, LLP in New York City, his areas of experience include legislative and regulatory matters, real estate, real estate litigation and general business matters. Having served as Commissioner of Economic Development for the City of New York, and other governmental posts, he is knowledgeable about governmental affairs. Mr. Kandel has counseled and represented many not for profit institutions including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, The Cooper Union for Arts and Science, The Sisters of Charity - Bayley Seton Hospital, The Hospital for Joint Diseases, Yale University and St. John's University among others. An ANS donor, his numismatic interests include US coins, particularly the Lincoln cent. Mr. Kandel received his B.A. degree, with honors in history, from Williams College (1969) and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law (1972). Mr. Kandel is also Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth and a board member of Inwood House, two institutions which work with at risk youth and their families.

Mr. Clifford L. Mishler, of Iola, WI, has been an ANS member since 1958, a Fellow since 1968, a Life Fellow since 1978, and was first elected to the Board in 1997. He has served on the Nominating and Governance Committee as well as the Personnel Committee and is one of the founding members of the ANS’ Augustus B. Sage Society. Mr. Mishler together with Mr. Chet Krause has made significant donations to the 140 William St. and One Hudson Square projects. They also co-sponsor the Krause-Mishler Forum. A former Chairman of Krause Publications, in Iola, WI, Cliff Mishler had been with the company, founded by Chet Krause, since 1963. He served in positions of increased responsibility prior to assuming the role of Chairman (2000-2002) including: staff, editor of Numismatic News, corporate V.P. positions, and President. An ANA life member, he is a recipient of their Farran Zerbe Award in 1984, served as ANA Governor since 2007, and ANA President 2009-2011. Cliff co-authored the Standard Catalog of World Coins, has authored hundreds of articles over the decades, having first published in the commemorative medals and tokens field in 1958.

Mr. Douglass F. Rohrman, of Kenilworth, IL, is a Partner in the law firm of DLA Piper (Chicago), where he practices in the area of Environmental Law, Regulatory Law, and Government Affairs. He received an A.B. degree from Duke University in History and Comparative Literature and a J.D. from Northwestern University in 1966. He has co-authored two books involving environmental regulation of lending institutions and commercial risk management, has authored numerous legal articles on environmental regulation and food & drug law and was a former Commissioner of the Illinois Food and Drug Commission in the 1970's. He was a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and Counsel to the US Surgeon General at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1966-69. Doug has a long-time interest in primitive art, American antiques and has avid interests in Roman imperial and provincial coins, Italian Renaissance medals, and medieval coinage of England and France. A Life Associate, he became a Fellow in 2001, and was elected to the Board in 2003. Mr. Rohrman is one of the founding members of the ANS’ Augustus B. Sage Society. He sat as Chairman of the ANS Advisory Committee from 2000-2003. Mr. Rohrman has served on the Board’s Finance, Collections, and Executive Committees, and has chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee. Since 2008, Mr. Rohrman serves as ANS First Vice-President.

Christopher J. Salmon, MD, is a radiologist in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. A former National Institutes of Health Research Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, he was Director of Thoracic Imaging at Brown University and then Director of Thoracic Imaging at Oregon Health & Science University. He has written articles in the medical scientific literature and has been a contributing author in several medical textbooks. A member of the ANS since 2001, he is an enthusiastic collector, bibliophile and student in a wide variety of areas, including early Americana, Greek and Roman art, music, and the history of science. His book, The Silver Coins of Massachusetts: Classification - Minting Technique - Atlas, was published by the ANS in 2010.

Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD, of Barrington, RI, is an orthopaedic hand surgeon who holds appointments as the R. Scot Sellers Scholar of Hand Surgery, Professor of Orthopaedics, and Associate Dean of Medicine (Admissions) at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University. Dr. Weiss received his B.A. in Human Biology and Engineering Physics and his Doctorate of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Weiss has authored extensively, holds several patents, and has received many fellowships in his specialty of hand surgery. A collector of ancient coins, Dr. Weiss is one of the founding Partners of the second incarnation of the firm Nomos AG, of Zürich, Switzerland. Dr. Weiss joined the ANS in 1989, became a life Fellow and was elected to the Board in 1995. A donor to the Society, he is a generous contributor to the ANS collections, Gala, annual appeals, and is one of the founding members of the ANS’ Augustus B. Sage Society. Dr. Weiss has served as Board Treasurer, has sat on the Board’s Executive and Personnel committees and servers currently on the Finance Committee. He is also the managing member of Selinos Capital Management, New York City.


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 22, 2011 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