2018 Nomination and Governance

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 2021, and until his or her successor shall have been elected and qualified), for vote by the Fellows of the Society:

(4) Nominees for re-election

Prof. Jere L. Bacharach, of Seattle, WA, joined the ANS in 1966, was elected Fellow in 1981, and served on the Board of Trustees with only a brief interruption since 1993. He is Professor Emeritus of Middle East History, the University of Washington, Seattle. A specialist in medieval Islamic history, he was a co-winner of the Royal Numismatic Society’s Samir Shamma Book Prize in 2007 for his book Islamic History through Coins. Twice he was a Samir Shamma Fellow in Islamic numismatics and epigraphy at Oxford University. He is also the co-author of the electronic database of 6,500 Islamic numismatic items at enl.numismatics.org and was a presenter at a recent ANS Money Talks lecture on how to read Arabic on coins. He divides his time between Cairo, Egypt and Seattle, WA.

Mr. Jeroen de Wilde, of The Hague, Netherlands, joined the ANS as a Foreign Associate in 2012, and was elected to the Board in 2015. He is a PhD-c at the University of Groningen on Complexity in Economics, applied on the formation of monetary unions. Both an academic and IT entrepreneur, his interests include history, and he is a guest curator to the Allard Pierson Museum for archeology and assists the curator on coins and medals at the Rijksmuseum, both museums 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, and again 2016–present. 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. 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 48 years. They have two children and three grandchildren.

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 2013. 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. 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 four books entitled The Hibernia Coinage of William Wood (1722–1724)The Rosa Americana Coinage of William Wood; French Coinage Specifically For Colonial America, and in 2018 St. Patrick Coinage for Ireland and New Jersey — all published by the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4). In 2006 he became the editor, and is now the Associate Past Editor of the award-winning C4 Newsletter. Mr. Martin is married and, with his wife Sharon, divides his time between Amelia Island, FL, and Doylestown, PA.

(1) Nominee for election:

Dr. Howard A. Minners, of Bethesda, MD, joined the ANS in 1963, became a Life Member in 2002, and was elected a Life Fellow in 2012. A retired physician, with degrees from Princeton University (1953), Yale Medical School (1957), and Harvard School of Public Health (1960), among Dr. Minners many accomplishments he was a flight surgeon for astronauts during the early days of the NASA space program, served with the U.S. Public Health Services at the National Institutes of Health, and became chief of the World Health Organization’s research office in Geneva before becoming an assistant surgeon general and deputy director of the Public Health Service’s Office of International Health. He spent many years as science advisor to the head of the Agency for International Development, with oversight for agricultural, environmental, energy and natural resources research, and biomedicine. Dr. Minners has an active interest in medieval and early modern European coinage – he presented at the 1973 International Numismatic Congress on the Origin of the Silver Taler, and is the key supporter of the ANS Endowment of the Curatorship in Medieval and Renaissance Numismatics. He and his wife Eleanor travel extensively – recently they enjoyed a visited to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Münzkabinett.

Pursuant to Article III, Section 1. the Nominating and Governance Committee nominates the following two (2) Individuals to serve as Honorary Fellows, beginning in FY2018 for vote by the Trustees at their regular annual meeting on October 28, 2017: 

Mr. Andrew Newman, of St Louis, MO, is the President of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. The Newman family has been associated with the American Numismatic Society since 1944, and is among the most significant benefactors of the Society, as well as of other numismatic causes. The establishment of the Newman Numismatic Portal, which provides open access to numismatic literature and is funded by the EPNNES, has transformed the possibilities of numismatic research worldwide.

Ms. Linda N. Schapiro, of New York, NY, joined the ANS in 1998 and became a Life Member in 1999. The daughter of Eric P. Newman, ANS Trustee from 1962–2003, she is the former Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at the Dalton School. She and her brother are both Trustees of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and long-time supporters of the ANS.

Pursuant to Article III, Section 1. the Nominating and Governance Committee nominates the following six (6) Individuals to serve as Fellows of the Society beginning in FY2019 for vote by the Trustees at their regular annual meeting on October 20, 2018:

Mr. Richard Beleson, of San Francisco, CA, joined the ANS in 1995, and served on the Board of Trustees from 2010–2016. A steadfast supporter of the Society for many years, he is also a generous donor to the ANS’s Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director. He has a keen interest in ancient and shipwreck coinage.

Dr. Lee L. Brice, of Macomb, IL, joined the ANS in 1993, the same year he participated in the Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics. Brice is a professor of ancient history at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL with a specialty in Roman military-sociology.

Dr. Warren W. Esty, of Cove, OR, joined the ANS in 1984 and is a leading authority on statistics in numismatic processes, and is an Emeritus Full Professor of Mathematics at Montana State University.

Mr. Lucius Fowler, of Fishers Island, NY, joined the ANS in 2003; is the son of Harry W. Fowler, ANS president from 1984 -1990. Along with his family, Lucius is a major donor to the Society including to the Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture Fund, which was established in 1998.

Mr. Michael Gasvoda, of Crown Point, IN joined the ANS in 1996, served as a Trustee from 2010, and First Vice-President from 2013 until he retired from the Board in 2016. With numismatic interests ranging from ancient Roman and Greek coinage to Renaissance medals and the medals of Jean Dassier, he is a major donor to the Society including the Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director.

Ms. Mashiko Nakashima, of New York, NY, joined the ANS in 1994, is an artist, educator and gallery director and serves on the advisory board of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal Committee. She has been an important voice in the field of medallic art and sculpture for the last few decades.

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 2019, and until his or her successor shall have been elected and duly qualified) for vote by the Trustees at their regular annual meeting of October 20, 2019, 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 – Kenneth L. Edlow
Assistant Treasurer – Gilles Bransbourg, Deputy Director
Secretary – Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director
Assistant Secretary – Kenneth L. Edlow

Pursuant to Article XVI of the American Numismatic Society By-Laws, the Nominating and Governance Committee recommend to the Fellows that they approve the proposed amendments to the By-laws as recommended by the Board of Trustees, and in keeping with the New York State Nonprofit Revitalization Act and the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law. A written notice of the proposed amendments and a statement of intention to be provided to the Fellows within at least thirty (30) days of the October 20, 2018, Annual Meeting.

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