Herbert fills vacancy left from death of Radford Stearns
Alan Herbert of Belle Fourche, S.D., was installed as a member of the ANA Board of Governors during a teleconference Board meeting on Sept. 11. At the request of ANA President Barry Stuppler, Herbert was installed by Past President Adna G. Wilde, Jr. following a moment of silence for Dr. Radford Stearns, who passed away Aug. 31.
In accordance with ANA bylaws, any vacancy on the Board of Governors is offered to the person who failed to be elected as a Governor by the least number of votes in the most recent election. Herbert received 2,243 votes in the 2007 election, the most votes of any unsuccessful candidate. Stuppler contacted Herbert on Sept. 2 to confirm his acceptance.
Herbert previously served on the ANA Board of Governors from 1999-2001 and from 2003-07. He is a Life Member and former chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee, Information Technology Committee, Membership Committee and Terms and Standardization Committee. He is known as "The AnswerMan" in his popular columns for Numismatic News, World Coin News, Bank Note Reporter and Coins Magazine.
"I am honored to serve on the ANA Board of Governors, but saddened by these circumstances," Herbert said. "Radford was a remarkable person who diligently served the Association. I intend to do the same in this role."
"Alan is a respected journalist and knowledgeable numismatist who has done great things for the hobby," Stuppler said. "I look forward to working with him on this Board to make decisions that benefit our members and our Association."
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