2021 Nominating 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 six (6) Trustee candidates have been nominated for a three-year term (until the relevant annual meeting of Fellows and until his or her successor shall have been elected and qualified), for vote by the Fellows of the Society:

Class of 2024 

Mr. David Albert is a private investor focused on healthcare services businesses that facilitate the delivery of quality healthcare to underserved and vulnerable populations. Mr. Albert is currently Co-CEO of New York Network IPA, which represents and provides services to its approximately 2,500 independent primary care and specialist physicians located in New York State. Previously, Mr. Albert was a partner at The Carlyle Group for nine years, where he raised and invested two new funds at the firm focused on the energy sector. Before joining Carlyle, Mr. Albert was Managing Director and Global Head of Project and Structured Finance at Morgan Stanley, where he spent 12 years. Mr. Albert began his career at Salomon Brothers, working in its Mergers and Acquisitions Department in New York, and then in corporate finance in Asia Pacific Investment Banking in Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English from the College of Arts & Sciences, and a B.S. in Economics and M.B.A. from The Wharton School. Mr. Albert lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters. He joined the ANS in 2021 and is a collector of ancient Judaic coins, among other interests.

Prof. Jere L. Bacharach, of Seattle, WA, joined the ANS in 1966, was elected Fellow in 1981, has served on the Board of Trustees with only a brief interruption since 1993, and chairs the Huntington Medal Award Committee. 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 an ANS Money Talks lecture on how to read Arabic on coins. He divides his time between Cairo, Egypt and Seattle, WA.

Mr. Scott E. Buck, of Allentown, PA, became a Full Associate Member in 2018, was elected to the Board of Trustees the same year, and currently serves on the Audit Committee. He earned his BS in Accounting from Albright College, and an MS in Taxation from Widener University.  With more than 33 years in public accounting, Scott has been with the firm Morey, Nee, Buck & Oswald, LLC since 2011. His coin collecting interest began at age 7 when his grandfather gave him a 1971 mint set from the State of Israel. After a hiatus from coin collecting during college, he was bitten by the bug again at a local coin show where he found a 3 Gros Groschen/Groszy Trojak of Sigismund I from Danzig. He specialized in coins and paper money from Danzig.  In 2003 he sold his Danzig collection through a Stack’s auction. His recent focus has been on Ancient Judaea and the Roman Emperors who ruled at that time. He is a member of the ANA, Gesher Galicia and the Lehigh County Historical Society. Scott and his wife have 6 children (2 boys, 4 girls).

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, 2016–2019, and again in 2021. 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 served as a full-time volunteer until the 2020 pandemic. 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. Mr. Edlow acquired key portions of the Archer M. Huntington Coin Collection in 2012, which he has been generously donating to the ANS. He and his wife Mary have been married for 50 years. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Dr. Noel Lenski, of Woodbridge, CT, joined the ANS in 1993 when he participated in the Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar, and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2019. He currently chairs the Personnel Committee, and serves on the Vision & Implementation Committee. A professor of Classics and History at Yale University, he studied Classics at The Colorado College (BA 1989) and Classics and Ancient History at Princeton (MA, PhD 1995). Prof. Lenski focuses on Roman history and particularly the history of the later Roman Empire. He is interested in power relations as these played themselves out at all levels of society, from emperors to slaves. His research ranges broadly across Late Antiquity and includes studies in political, military, social, economic, religious, cultural and art history. His two monographs, on the emperors Valens and Constantine, explore the limits of imperial power in light of reader response theory and life-worlds theory. He has also published extensively on the history of slavery in antiquity and is currently working on a monograph on slave law in the later Empire.

Dr. Howard A. Minners, of Bethesda, MD, joined the ANS in 1963, became a Life Member in 2002, was elected a Fellow in 2012, and elected to the Board of Trustees in 2018. He currently serves on the Finance and Collections Committees. 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. He served for many years as a trustee and subsequently chairman of the International Foundation for Science, Stockholm, Sweden. 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 including a pre-COVID visit to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Münzkabinett.

Pursuant to Article III, Section 1. the Nominating and Governance Committee nominates the following seven (7) Individuals to serve as Fellows of the Society beginning in FY2022 for vote by the Trustees at their regular annual meeting on October 23, 2021:

Mr. Dick Eidswick, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, joined the ANS in 1998, became a life member in 1999 and served on the Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2017. He is a Founding Partner (1996) of Arbor Partners, a venture capital firm committed to helping technology entrepreneurs. A generous donor to the Society, he is also one of the founding members of the ANS’s Augustus B. Sage Society.

Mr. Oliver Hoover, of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, became a member of the ANS in 2019, but he has been closely associated with the Society for more than two decades, serving first an assistant curator and then Adjunct Curator. He has authored or co-authored multiple books—among them the Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, and written over 200 articles, introductions and reviews on topics ranging from ancient Greece to U.S. colonial coinage. He is the Managing Editor of the American Journal of Numismatics (AJN) and was the editor of The Colonial Newsletter (now JEAN) from 2010 to 2016. Notably, Mr. Hoover is the recipient of the 2020 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing.

Mr. Alexander Krapf of Westport. MA, is President and Co-Founder of Codemesh Inc., a software tool development company. He is heavily involved in the study of medallic arts, and is preparing a book on the artist Paul Manship. Mr. Krapf joined the ANS in 2015 and is a strong supporter of the Society. 

Mr. Lawrence Schwimmer, of California and New York, is a software engineer and an ANS Life Member since 2011. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013. Mr. Schwimmer has long been an ardent supporter of ANS programs and a generous contributor, particularly to the campaign to endow the chair of the Executive Director. He serves on the Executive Committee, and co-chairs the Collections Committee.

Dr. Alan Stahl, of Ossining, NY, is the Curator of Numismatics at Princeton University Library and a Lecturer in Princeton’s departments of Art and Archaeology. For two decades, moreover, until 2004, he was the ANS’s Curator of Medieval Coinage and Medals. An alumnus of the 1975 Summer Seminar, he joined the ANS a year later in 1976 and over the years has donated generously to the ANS collections. Dr. Stahl holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania, with specialization in Archaeology and Art History. He is the recipient of numerous research grants, fellowships and awards including the Royal Numismatic Society Medal for 2010, and recently he was named the first recipient of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation’s Giles Constable Award, given to scholars advancing the study of Venice.

Dr. François Velde, of Chicago, joined the ANS in 2018, and is a reliable donor to the Society. He has been a frequent guest speaker at numismatic conferences, including guest lecturer at the ANS’s Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminars. Dr. Velde graduated from the prestigious École Polytechnique in France, holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and is a prolific author, having published numerous articles and papers on early electrum coinage and notably the book, The Big Problem of Small Change co-authored with Nobel Prize recipient Thomas Sargent. Since 1997 he has been at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where he is a senior economist and research advisor. 

Dr. Liv Yarrow, of Brooklyn, NY, an ANS member since 2008, is a Professor at the City University of New York, in Classics at Brooklyn College and in Classics and History at the Graduate Center. She co-directs the Roman Republican Die Project with Dr. Lucia Carbone at the ANS, preserving and expanding the work of Richard Schaefer. Dr. Yarrow was awarded her doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her books include Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule (Oxford 2006) and The Republic to 49 BCE: Using Coins as Sources (Cambridge 2021).  

Pursuant to Article VI Sections 1 and 2 of the ANS By-Laws, the Nominating and Governance Committee nominates the following individuals to serve as Officers of the Board of Trustees, for a one-year term (FY 2022), 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 23, 2021, or as soon thereafter as is practicable:

Chairman of the Board – Kenneth L. Edlow
President – Ute Wartenberg
First Vice President – David Hendin
Second Vice President – Andrew M. Burnett
Treasurer – Kenneth L. Edlow
Secretary – Gilles Bransbourg, Executive Director
Assistant Secretary – Kenneth L. Edlow

Submitted respectfully,

David Hendin, Chair,
Nominating and Governance Committee