2016 Nomination and Governance Committee

The Nominating and Governance Committee, pursuant to Article V Section 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 2019 for vote by the Fellows of the Society at the October 29, 2016, Annual Meeting

Dr. Keith M. Barron, Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland, is an entrepreneur and exploration geologist in the mining sector. He holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Western Ontario. He is President and CEO of Aurania Resources Ltd., the founder and a Director of South American uranium explorer U3O8 Corp., a Director of Firestone Ventures, and owns and operates a sapphire mine in Montana, USA. Dr. Barron received the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award at the PDAC 2008 convention, for his role in the discovery of Fruta del Norte, and he was jointly named the Northern Miner’s Mining Man of the Year 2008.  A generous contributor to the ANS including the Library Scanning Project, and the campaign to endow the Chair of the Executive Director, Dr. Barron was first elected as a Trustee in 2013, and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.

Dr. Andrew M. Burnett, London, UK, Deputy Director of the British Museum 2002-2013, studied Ancient History and Philosophy at Balliol College in Oxford; received his MA from Oxford (1979), and his PhD at the University of London. He is author, co-author or editor of more than 25 books and more than 100 articles and book reviews principally in the field of Roman and Roman Provincial numismatics, and has been an ANS Member since 1982. Among his many distinctions is the ANS’s 2007 Archer M. Huntington Award for excellence in Numismatic Scholarship, was appointed a CBE in the New Year’s Honors of 2012, and is the President of the Royal Numismatic Society. Dr. Burnett was first elected as a Trustee in 2013, is a supporter of ANS Appeals, and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.

Ms. Beth Deisher, Sylvania, OH, became an ANS Member in 1983, and was elected a Fellow in 1991. From 1985-2012 was editor of Coin World, and is the author or primary editor of 10 books, the most recent of which is Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited, (June 2013). She is the recipient of the 2010 ANA Farran Zerbe Memorial Award; the Numismatic Literary Guild’s Clemy Award (1995); the Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for journalistic excellence (2006); and was inducted into the Numismatic Hall of Fame in 2013. First elected to the ANS Board of Trustees in 2013, Ms. Deisher serves on the Strategic Planning Committee, and is a supporter of the ANS Appeals, most recently to the campaign to endow the Chair of the Executive Director.

Mr. Michael Gasvoda, Crown Point, IN, has been collecting coins for decades, specializing in Greek coinage of Magna Graecia and Sicily; renaissance medals; and US large cents. A retired environmental engineer, Mr. Gasvoda has been an ANS Member since 1996, was elected a Trustee in 2010, and has served as First Vice-President since 2014. He chairs the Strategic Planning, Personnel, and Development Committees, is an ABSS Member, and is a generous supporter of ANS programs and Appeals, notably the campaign to endow the Chair of the Executive Director.

Prof. Kenneth W. Harl, New Orleans, LA, was a 1975 Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar student and joined the Society that same year. A Fellow since 1991, he was first elected to the Board Trustees in 2001, held the office of Second Vice-President annually since 2013, and serves on the Collections Committee. A Professor of History at Tulane University, Prof. Harl has written extensively about Roman provincial coins and in particular Asia Minor.

Mr. David Hendin, Nyack, NY, has been an ANS Members since 1976, a Fellow since 1992, a Life Fellow since 2001, a member of the ABSS since 2009 and an ANS Adjunct Curator since 2010. A specialist in weights and currency of the ancient Levant, especially Judaean and biblical, local Roman provincial and Nabataean numismatics, Mr. Hendin is the author of Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land (2011), Guide to Biblical Coins (2010), now in its fifth edition, Ancient Scale Weights and Pre-Coinage Currency of the Near East (2007) and 14 other books, as well as more than 45 articles in scholarly journals and book chapters. With Andrew Meadows he edited Ya’akov Meshorer’s, Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum. Hendin was the principal curator of the ANS’s exhibit Cultural Change: Coins of the Holy Land at the New York Federal Reserve Bank Museum in 2010/11. He has received numerous honors including in 2013 the Gunnar Holst Numismatic Foundation Medal of the Swedish Numismatic Society at University of Göthenberg, Sweden, and has been a trustee of The Scripps Howard Foundation, The Kinsey Institute, and the American Friends of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. He lectures frequently on Biblical-related numismatics at educational institutions and conventions worldwide.

Ms. Mary N. Lannin, San Rafael, CA, is a noted editor of numismatic works, collaborating with authors from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Her particular interest is in ancient Greek and Hellenistic coinage, and she actively supports the ANS’s Seleucid coins digitization project. In 2014 she became a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s recommendation, becoming chairperson of the Committee in 2015. Ms. Lannin is a former public-television producer and director (KTCA-TV 1968-1978), California winery representative (Winery Associates 1982-2000), and founding partner of Murphy-Goode Estate Winery. An ANS Member since 2010, she became a Life Member in 2012 and was elected Fellow in 2015. She is also a life member of the American Numismatic Association, a member the New York Numismatic Club, the Royal Numismatic Society, the Swiss Numismatic Society, the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium, the Austrian Numismatic Society, and is president of the San Francisco Ancient Numismatic Society, and vice-president of the Pacific Coast Numismatic Society.

Mr. Lawrence Schwimmer, Mountainview, CA, is a software engineer. An ANS Life Member since 2011, he was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013. Mr. Schwimmer is a supporter of ANS programs and serves on the Strategic Planning, and Collections Committees.

Mr. Mark D. Tomasko, New York, NY, a retired corporate attorney, joined the ANS as a Full Associate in 2005, and was elected a Fellow in 2015. He has donated to the collection – most recently the Asian cabinet – and is a generous donor to the general and annual Appeals. Mr. Tomasko is a collector, writer, and researcher on bank note engraving, and has written many articles, given talks, and done museum exhibits on the subject. 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. Mark is also a book collector and long-time member of the Grolier Club where he served on the Council for three terms and still serves on many committees.

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 29, 2016, Regular Meeting:

Mr. Mike Dunigan. Fort Worth TX, became an ANS Associate Member in 1981, a Life Member in 2001, and an ABSS Member in 2006. He is a strong supporter of ANS programs including ANS’s Galas, Appeals and digitization projects. With a specialty in Mexico, Spain, Spanish Colonial, Philippines, and US coins, he is also an officer of the Mexican American Numismatic Association.

Mr. Erik Goldstein, Williamsburg VA, became an ANS Associate member in 2003 and a Life Member in 2004. The Curator of Mechanical Arts and Numismatics for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, he is the curator of exhibits such as “Dollars, Farthings & Fables” for the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and has written, and lectured on topics ranging from Colonial coinage to Colonial weapons of war including The Swords of George Washington as is the title of his 2016 book co-authored with Stuart C. Mowbray, and Brian Hendelson.

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 – Andrew M. Burnett
Treasurer – Kenneth L. Edlow
Secretary – Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director
Assistant Treasurer – Natalie Jordan, Director of Finance and Administration

Pursuant to Article XVI of the American Numismatic Society By-Laws, to recommend for vote by the Fellows at the October 29, 2016 Annual Meeting, that the Mission Statement of the ANS, which is contained in the ANS By-Laws, Article II. be revised to read as follows:

“The mission of The American Numismatic Society shall be to promote and advance the study, research, and appreciation of numismatics.”

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

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