2015 Nomination 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 as follows:

The following Trustee candidates have been nominated for a three-year Term ending in 2018 for vote by the Fellows of the Society at the October 24, 2015, Annual Meeting:

Mr. Joel R. Anderson, of Florence, AL, has been a member since 2005, is 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 Square Building Fund, and the Chair of the Executive Director 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, of Seattle, WA, has been a member since 1966, Fellow since 1981, served on the Board of Trustees from 1993–2000, and reelected to serve again in 2004. He is Professor Emeritus of Middle East History, The University of Washington, Seattle, where he taught from 1967–2007. 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 on Islamic coinage to the ANS, 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 between Cairo and Seattle.

Mr. Jeroen de Wilde, of The Hague, Netherlands, joined the ANS as a Foreign Associate in 2012, and is both an academic and IT entrepreneur. He is a PhD-c at the University of Groningen on Complexity in Economics, applied on the formation of monetary unions. His interests include history, and he is a guest curator to the Allard Pierson Museum for archeology in Amsterdam. He represents a long line of Dutch collectors, and was infected with the collecting-virus by his grandmother when he was 10.

Mr. Kenneth Lewis Edlow, of 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, serving as Corporate Secretary from 1987. 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. In 2015 he also became Assistant Secretary of the ANS, and now serves as a full-time volunteer with an office at the ANS. 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 45 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Mr. Joseph Jaroch, of Dear Park, IL, started researching how to develop software to defend and repair computers when he was 10 after his computer was infected with a virus. After a few years of iterative development, he released his first product, eventually selling his first company while in high school, later becoming the Chief Security Architect of a British cyber-security firm. After another successful exit to a larger software company, Mr. Jaroch held the title of VP of Engineering, leading and managing its international development organization. Today, he spreads his time across a variety of projects, most prominently as the co-founder of a “think tank” incubator focused on a range of disciplines, ranging from particle physics to genetic research. Joe dedicates much of his spare time to numismatic studies, playing/composing music for cello and piano, and traveling.

Mr. Sydney F. Martin, of Doylestown, PA, has been a member of ANS since 1997, a Life Associate since 2002, was elected as a Fellow 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 served as Treasurer from 2009–2012 and Board President since 2012 . 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, serving as president and CEO 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 is a major contributor to the ANS. Recently his generous pledge helped to kick off the Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director. In 2009 the Society’s Conference Meeting Room was named in his honor for his contributions to the ANS. Specializing in Colonial American coinage, Mr. Martin has written several articles on the subject for 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, FL, and Doylestown, PA.

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 24, 2015, Regular Meeting:

Prof. Edward A. Allworth, of New York, NY, Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, NYC, has been an Associate since 1993, a Life Associate since 1999, and is a generous donor to the Asian cabinet.

Dr. Nathan Elkins, of Waco, TX, joined the ANS as a Student Associate in 2003, became a Full Associate in 2011, is an ANS contributor, and an alumni of the 2004 Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar. An Assistant Professor of Art History at Baylor University, he specializes in Greek and Roman Art History.

Mr. David D. Gladfelter, of Medford, NJ, has been a Full Associate since 1997, is a contributor to the collection, as well as to the Francis D. Campbell Library Chair, and has written prolifically on the subject of colonial exonumia.

Ms. Mary Lannin, of San Rafael, CA, joined the ANS in 2010, became a Life Associate in 2012, and is a generous donor to the ANS appeals and publications programs. She was appointed as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) in 2014, and since June 2015 (based on the recommendation of the House Minority Leader) has served as the CCAC Chairperson.

Dr. Evangelos G. Poulos, of Miami Lakes, FL, is a senior dermatologist at Global Pathology Laboratory Services. A Full Associate since 2007, and subscriber to The Colonial Newsletter, he is a generous donor the ANS General, Mid-year and Year-end Appeals.

Mr. Mark D. Tomasko, of New York, NY, joined the ANS as a Full Associate in 2005, has donated to the collection — most recently the Asian cabinet — and is a generous donor to the general and annual appeals. He is a collector, writer, and researcher on banknote engravings. In 2012 the ANS published the 2nd edition (revised and expanded) of his book The Feel of Steel: The Art and History of Bank-Note Engraving in the United States.

Pursuant to Article VI Sections 1 and 2 of the ANS By-Laws, the Committee nominates the following individuals to serve as Officers of the Board of Trustees, for vote by the Trustees:

  • Chairman of the Board and Assistant Secretary — Kenneth L. Edlow
  • President — Sydney F. Martin
  • First Vice President — Mike Gasvoda
  • Second Vice President — Kenneth W. Harl
  • Treasurer — Jeffrey Benjamin
  • Secretary — Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director
  • Assistant Treasurer — Natalie Jordan, Director of Finance and Administration

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