Candidates Announced for ANA Board of Governors

The following is a Press Release from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announcing the candidates for the ANA Board of Governors for 2021. Elections for the ANA’s board occur every two years and all of the terms for current board members are set to expire this year. A total of 12 people received the required 25 nominations from individual ANA members and/or clubs to be considered.

Every two years, the terms of all American Numismatic Association (ANA) elected officials expire. This includes the president, vice president and seven governors. March 1 was the end of the nomination period for the ANA’s 2021 election of officers. The 12 individuals below have received the required 25 nominations from individual ANA members and/or clubs, and they have all accepted their nominations.
For President:
Donald H. Kagin, Ph. D
Ralph W. Ross, Ph. D

For Vice President:
Joseph E. Boling
For Governor: 
Michael Ellis
Muriel Eymery
Mary Lynn Garrett
Mark Lighterman
Clifford Mishler
Charles Morgan
Rob Oberth
Shanna Schmidt
Barry Stuppler

ANA members can learn more about Board of Governors (BOG) candidates during the Candidate Forum, to be held April 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. MST on Zoom. The Numismatist’s Editor-in-Chief Caleb Noel will serve as moderator of the event, during which BOG hopefuls will answer questions relevant to the ANA and have the opportunity to express their views on a number of topics. To register for the event, visit 
At the end of May, election ballots will be sent out to all members entitled to vote. ANA members 13 years of age or older as of March 31, 2021 and who have been members of the Association for at least one year are eligible to vote in the election, as are ANA-member clubs.
Members can either vote via mail (the ANA will send a pre-printed return envelope and candidate biographies/platforms) or online using an eBallot. Completed ballots must be received by July 1 or they will not be counted.
Those elected this year will be installed at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Chicago, which opens Aug. 10. 
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its nearly 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call (719) 632-2646 or visit 

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