2017 Nomination and Governance Committee

Below are the nominations for Trustees, Officers and Fellows.  All ANS Fellows (currently 212 out of a possible 225) are invited to vote for the nominated Trustees at the ANS Annual Meeting on 28 October 2017.  Nominations were posted on line in late July.  Pursuant to Article 12 (b) of the ANS By-laws, 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 such Annual Meeting 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.

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 (until the relevant annual meeting of Fellows in 2020, and until his or her successor shall have been elected and qualified), for vote by the Fellows of the Society:

Mr. Daniel Hamelberg, Champaign, IL, has been a member since 1986, a Life Fellow since 2002, was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2004, and is one of the founding members of the ANS’ Augustus B. Sage Society. An aficionado of rare American numismatic auction catalogues and literature, Dan is a past president of the Numismatic Bibliomania 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. He has served as chair of the Collections Committee and served on the Library Committee. Mr. Hamelberg is a major donor to the ANS Hudson Square Renovation Fund as well as to the Francis D. Campbell Library Chair, ANS annual appeals, and the Annual Gala.

Prof. Sebastian Heath, Brooklyn, NY.  Has been a member of the ANS since 1999, became Life Associate in 2001, and was elected a Fellow of the Society in 2012.  A Clinical Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, his research interests include numismatics, Roman pottery, and Digital Humanities with a focus on computational approaches to Mediterranean archaeology. From 2000 to 2005 he was Director of Information Technology at the ANS, and since then has been a Research Scientist. Since first coming to the ANS in 1999, Prof. Heath has been a contributor to the Society’s successful digitization efforts.

Mr. Robert A. Kandel, New York, NY, is a Fellow, a generous supporter and one of the founding members of the ANS’ Augustus B. Sage Society. An ANS Trustee since 2000, Mr. Kandel serves on the ANS Executive Committee and chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee. His numismatic interests include US coins, particularly the Lincoln cent. As counsel to the firm Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP (formerly with 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. He has served as Commissioner of Economic Development for the City of New York, and in other governmental posts. Mr. Kandel has counseled and represented many not for profit institutions including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Inwood House (now part of Children’s Village) and The Sisters of Charity/Bayley Seton Hospital. Mr. Kandel received his B.A. degree, with honors in history, from Williams College and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law. He is also Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth an institution which works with at risk youth and their families.

Prof. Andrew Meadows, Princeton, NJ and Oxford, UK. Was elected to the ANS Board of Trustees in 2014, and serves on the IT Committee. He holds an MA, Literae Humaniores, from University of Oxford; an AM, Classical Philology, from the University of Michigan; and a DPhil, Ancient History, from the University of Oxford. He is a specialist in the history, numismatics and epigraphy of the Hellenistic Greek world. From 1995-2007 he was Curator of Greek Coins at the British Museum. In 2007 he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and in the same year became the Margaret Thompson Curator of Greek Coins at the ANS. From 2008 to 2014, as Deputy Director of the Society, Prof. Meadows significantly advanced the Society’s digitization program and online research tools, including the ANS’s being awarded a $300,000 NEH-OCRE grant (2014-17). Prof. Meadows has written and edited more than 100 books and articles; and curated, co-curated, and contributed to many exhibitions. In 2014/15 he was the Archaeological Institute of America’s Metcalf Lecturer. He left the ANS staff in 2014 to take up the position of Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at New College, Oxford.

Mr. John Nebel, is owner and president of the privately held Computer Systems Design Company since 1978, in Boulder, Colorado. CSDC provides technology solutions for governments, private sector businesses and non-profit associations. His firm’s philanthropic endeavors include free web hosting for some 50 numismatic clubs, as well as the Numismatic Bibliomania Society’s website and E-Sylum archives, to name just a few. His funds, as well as his technology, digital and photography skills have provided support to the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well to the ANA who have honored him with awards including their 2012 Medal of Merit. With his numismatic interests in ancient Greek and Roman coins, and photography, Mr. Nebel joined the ANS in 2005, became a Life Associate in 2013, was elected to the ANS Board of Trustees in 2014, serves on the IT Committee, and has been a generous donor to the Society.

Dr. Christopher J. Salmon, MD, Paradise Valley, AZ, has been a member of the ANS since 2001, was elected to the ANS Board of Trustees in 2011, and currently chairs the Collections Committee. 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 Oregon Health & Science University before entering private practice in radiology in Arizona. He is the author of The Silver Coins of Massachusetts, published by the ANS in 2010, for which he received the award for “Best U.S. Coin Book” from the Numismatic Literary Guild in 2011. Dr. Salmon has written articles in both the numismatic and medical literature and is a contributing author in several medical textbooks. He is also 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.

Pursuant to Article III, Section 1. the Nominating and Governance Committee nominates the following five (5) Individuals to serve as Fellows of the Society beginning in FY2018 for vote by the Trustees at their regular annual meeting on October 28, 2017:

 Mr. Peter Bartlett, Cuidad Colon, Costa Rica, joined the ANS in 1995, and became a Life Associate in 2001. He is a collector of early medieval coins, specifically Visigothic.

 Mr. E. Tomlinson Fort, Pittsburgh, PA, has been a Member since 1989, and is a donor to the Society. A former editor of the print journal The E-Sylum, is a confirmed bibliophile. His coin interests include: coinage of medieval Scotland, with side interests in coinages of the Carolingian Empire, the Anglo-Saxon period and the Roman Republic.

Mr. Del Parker, Dallas, TX. has been a Full Member since 2007, and a Life Associate since 2013. A contributor to the ANS Galas, and advertiser in the ANS Magazine, he specializes in all periods of Irish coinage.

Prof. Gary Reger, West Harford, CT, is a professor of ancient history. A Full Associate, he first joined the ANS in 1986, and was an Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar participant.

Mr. John W. Wilson, of Ocala, FL, is a generous supporter of the ANS outreach and programs. A member since 1981, he became a Life Associate in 1997.

Pursuant to Article III, Section 1. the Nominating and Governance Committee nominates the following one (1) Individual to serve as Honorary Life Fellow, beginning in FY2018 for vote by the Trustees at their regular annual meeting on October 28, 2017:

Mr. Alan Helms, Boston, MA, is a collector of African numismatic objects, largely produced within the last two centuries, as well as Chinese scholar rocks. Over the past six year, Helms has generously donated several of his African metal currency collection (mostly from modern day Congo, Nigeria, and Cameroon) to the Society.

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 a one-year term (FY 2018, and until his or her successor shall have been elected and duly qualifiedfor vote by the Trustees at their regular annual meeting of October 28, 2017, or as soon thereafter as is practicable:

Chairman of the Board- Kenneth L. Edlow

President – Sydney F. Martin

First Vice President – David Hendin

Second Vice President – Andrew M. Burnett

Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary – Kenneth L. Edlow

Secretary – Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director


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