American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society



2012 Nominations for Trustees, Officers, and Fellows

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

The following Trustee candidates have been nominated for a three-year Term ending in 2015 for vote by the Fellows of the Society at the October 20, 2012 Annual Meeting:

Mr. Joel R. Anderson, Florence AL, has been a member since 2005, one of the founding members of the Augustus B. Sage Society and is a major donor to the Society and contributor to ANS appeals, galas, and special funds, including the Hudson Sq. Building Fund. He has served his community as director and chairman of several boards and has been recognized for his support of many civic, and humanitarian organizations. In 2009 the ANS Board Room was named in honor of The Anderson Family. Mr. Anderson was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006 and serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Prof. Jere L. Bacharach, Seattle, WA, has been a member since 1966, Fellow since 1981, served on the Council from 1993 to 2000 and reelected to serve on the Board of Trustees in 2004. He is Professor Emeritus of Middle East History, The University of Washington, Seattle where he taught from 1967 through 2007. A specialist in medieval Islamic history, Prof. Bacharach has written and edited numerous books and articles on Islamic numismatics. Prof. Bacharach has given his time and expertise, served on and chaired several ANS Board committees, donated to the collection as well as to annual appeals, special funds and projects. He divides his time, residing in Cairo and Seattle.

Mr. Kenneth Lewis Edlow, New York, NY, became a member in 1972, a Life Member in 1996, was elected a Fellow of the Society in 1991, and is one of the founding members of the Augustus B. Sage Society. A graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Edlow was with Bear Stearns & Co. from 1969-2008 (Corporate Secretary from 1987). Now a private investor with an office in midtown Manhattan, Mr. Edlow has been on various philanthropic boards and committees. Elected to the ANS Board of Trustees in 1993, he has served on several committees, and held the position of Treasurer from 2000-2004. In 2010 he was elected Chairman of the Board, a position he still holds. For his generous contributions to the ANS programs, galas, appeals and funds, in 2009 the Curatorial Department was named by the Edlow Family in memory of Ken’s father, numismatist, Ellis Edlow. He and his wife Mary have been married for 42 years. They have two children and one granddaughter.

Mr. Nigel Greig, New York, NY, became a member in 2009, and is a member of the Augustus B. Sage Society. Born in Port Louis, Mauritius, he schooled at St Pauls School, London, Brighton College, and the University of Warwick, Coventry, England, where he was awarded a B.A. with Honors in Economics. In 1985 Mr. Greig began his career in investment management at Shearson Lehman Brothers Ltd's private client office in London, and transferred to New York, specializing in US securities. In the 1990’s, he traveled to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Southern China as well as Europe while with Oppenheimer & Co, and relocated again to London, before eventually settling in the US. In 1997 he became Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns Inc. and worked as a money manager until his resignation in March 2008. In May the same year he founded Gabalex Capital Management which advises the Pittencrieff hedge funds. His interests include Scottish history, English literature, and the medallic arts, particularly Italian Renaissance medals. He and his wife Lynda reside in New York and Florida. They have two children ages 17 and 19.

Dr. Louis E. Jordan, South Bend, IN, is Director of Special Collections and the Medieval Institute Library at the University of Notre Dame, IN. He has been an ANS member since 2000 and was elected as a Fellow of the Society in 2005. Dr. Jordan specializes in Colonial American Coinage and has lectured and written widely on the subject including a C-4 monograph, John Hull, the Mint and the Economics of Massachusetts Coinage, 2002, and a contribution to the Stack Family Coinage of the America’s Conference of 2006, Newby’s St. Patrick Coinage “Coinage in the English colonies of North America to 1660.” Among his articles are “Observations on the Massachusetts Bay lottery of 1745” in the C-4 Newsletter, and "Lord Baltimore Coinage and Daily Exchange in Early Maryland," in The Colonial Newsletter, Vol. 44, No. 2, Aug./Dec. 2004, for which he won an NLG award. He has been an Associate Editor of the ANS publication, The Colonial Newsletter, since 2000.

Mr. Sydney F. Martin, Doylestown, PA, has been a member of ANS since 1997, a Life Associate since 2002, was elected a Fellow of the Society in 2009, and is one of the founding members of the Augustus B. Sage Society. Elected to the Board of Trustees in 2005, Mr. Martin has served as Treasurer since 2009. After earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Martin worked for a defense company until 1988 when he founded his own defense-oriented firm, Sytex. He served as president and chief executive officer of The Sytex Group, Inc. (TSGI) until its sale to Lockheed-Martin in 2005. As part of the sale he retained control of a high-tech, defense subsidiary, Macaulay-Brown, Inc., presently a nationally recognized firm with 2,000 employees. He also founded Martin Enterprises Inc., with interests in agriculture, real estate, and finance. Mr. Martin was honored for his generous contributions to the ANS including to the Hudson Sq. Building Fund in 2009, when the Society’s new Conference Meeting Room was named in his honor. Specializing in Colonial American Coinage, Mr. Martin has written several articles on the subject for inclusion in The Colonial Newsletter, and has presented papers at COAC, historical societies, and clubs. He has authored two books entitled The Hibernia Coinage of William Wood (1722-1724) and The Rosa Americana Coinage of William Wood, both published by the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4). He has been the editor of the award-winning C4 Newsletter since 2006. Mr. Martin is married and, with his wife Sharon, divides his time between Amelia Island, Florida and Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Roger S. Siboni, San Francisco, CA, joined the ANS in 1995, became a Life Associate in 2004, was elected a Fellow in 2003 and is one of the founding members of the Augustus B. Sage Society. Mr. Siboni is a generous donor to the ANS collection, as well as to ANS programs, galas, annual appeals and variety of funds that support the ANS mission. In 2009, the ANS Gallery was named in honor of his contributions to the Hudson Sq. Building Fund. Specializing in Colonial American Coinage, Mr. Siboni has written several articles on the subject and is the author of the forthcoming joint ANS and C-4 publication Colonial Copper Coinage of New Jersey. He has contributed his time and expertise on a variety of Board committees, held the position of Treasurer from 2004-2005, First Vice President from 2005-2007, and ANS President from 2008 to the present.

Pursuant to Article III, Section 1. The Nominating and Governance Committee nominates the following individuals to serve as Fellows for vote by the Trustees at their October 20, 2012 Annual Meeting:

Mr. William A. Burd, Chicago, IL, joined in 1993, became a Life Associate in 2000, is a donor to the collection as well a supporter of ANS galas, appeals, the Campbell Library Chair, and the Library Rare Book Room.

Mr. Thomas Eden, West Sussex, UK, became a member in 1982, is a supporter of the ANS Galas, is an ANS Magazine advertiser and expert in ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins; Islamic coins; Renaissance and Baroque medals and plaquettes.

Mr. Arthur Fitts III, Wolfeboro, NH, joined the ANS in 1986, is strong supporter of the ANS galas and appeals, and is an expert on English coins, British medals and other series.

Mrs. Prudence M. Fitts, Wolfeboro, NH, joined the ANS in 2002, is a strong supporter of the ANS galas and appeals, and is a writer and researcher in the field of Byzantine numismatics.

Mr. Bruce R. Hagen, New York, NY, joined in 2004, a contributor to ANS galas and the Campbell Library Chair, is a collector and professional numismatist. His expertise includes American paper currencies 1690-1929, world coins from 1400 to 1900, American and world medals.

Dr. Sebastian Heath, Brooklyn, NY, became a member in 1999 and a Life Associate in 2001. A supporter of the ANS galas and appeals, is a specialist in Roman pottery, numismatics and has given his time and expertise working for the ANS as a Research Scientist in the role of applying digital technologies to the study of the ancient Mediterranean world.

Mr. Andrew Lustig, Nyak, NY, became a member in 1993, is a CNL subscriber and COAC participant, is a collector and professional numismatist specializing in US patterns.

Dr. Constantine A. Marinescu, New York, NY, became a member in 1984, and in 1985 was an Eric P. Newman Summer Seminar participant. A donor to the collection and the Summer Seminar, is a specialist in ancient art and coinage.

Dr. Howard A. Minners, Bethesda, MD, became a member in 1963 and a Life Associate in 2002 is a supporter of ANS galas, and appeals. His interests include the study, research and education related to European Medieval and Renaissance Numismatics.

Mr. Robert Ronus, Los Angeles, CA, has been a member since 1991, a Life Associate since 2003, a member of the Augustus B. Sage Society since 2006, and is supporter of ANS programs.

Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, New York, NY, has been a member and ANS Executive Director since 1999. Her research and writing focuses on ancient Greek coinage.

Pursuant to Article VI Sections 1 and 2, and upon the personal recommendation of the President, the Committee nominates the following individuals to serve as Officers of the Board of Trustees for vote by the Trustees:

  • Chairman of the Board - Kenneth L. Edlow
  • President – Sydney F. Martin
  • First Vice President – Douglass F. Rohrman
  • Second Vice President – Kenneth W. Harl
  • Treasurer – Jeffrey Benjamin
  • Secretary/Executive Director – Ute Wartenberg Kagan
  • Assistant Treasurer/Finance and Operations Director– Anna Chang

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