American Numismatic Association Announces Candidates for ANA Board of Governors

The following is a Press Release from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announcing the candidates for the Board of Governors 2023 elections. All ANA members are eligible to vote, while members 13 years old or older as of March 31, 2023, who has been a member for at least one year, are also eligible to vote. The term for the Board of Governors is for two years.

Editors Note: Clinton, the editor of USCoinNews, is a member of the American Numismatic Association.

The nonprofit American Numismatic Association (ANA) is governed by a president, vice president and seven governors, whose terms expire every two years. Sixteen individuals have received and accepted the required 25 nominations from individual ANA members and/or clubs for the ANA’s 2023 election of officers. The candidates include: 

For President:

  • Thomas J. Uram

For Vice President: 

  • Mark Lighterman
  • Rob Oberth

For Governor:

  • John Brush
  • Mary Lynn Garrett
  • David G. Heinrich
  • Richard Jozefiak
  • Lori H. Kraft
  • Patrick McBride
  • Emile Mestressat
  • Henry Mitchell
  • Jeff Rosinia
  • Phyllis A. Ross
  • Kenny Sammut
  • Shanna Schmidt
  • Philip Vitale

ANA members can learn more about Board of Governor (BOG) candidates during the Candidate Forum, to be held Wednesday, April 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. MT 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 Candidate bios will appear in the June issue of The Numismatist

At the end of May, election ballots will be sent out to all members eligible to vote. ANA members 13 years of age or older as of March 31, 2023 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. Those elected this year will be installed at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® ( in Pittsburgh, which opens Aug. 8. 

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 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, to include its museum, library, publications, conventions and webinars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit

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