ANA Announces Candidates for 2009-11 Board of Governors


ANASeventeen members of the American Numismatic Association have accepted nominations for positions on the 2009-11 Board of Governors, Executive Director Larry Shepherd has announced.

Two candidates are running for President; one for Vice President and 14 for seven Governor seats. Each Board member serves a two-year term, and all are elected by the ANA membership on an at-large basis. Nominations closed on March 31 and candidates had until today to accept or decline their nominations.

Board Vice President Patricia Jagger-Finner and Governor Clifford Mishler, both of Iola, WI are running for President. Tom Hallenbeck of Colorado Springs is running unopposed for Vice President.

Candidates for governor are (listed alphabetically):

  • Joseph E. Boling of Indianapolis, IN
  • Michael L. Ellis of Virginia Beach, VA
  • Brian E. Fanton of Hiawatha, IA
  • Jeff C. Garrett of Lexington, KY
  • Alan Herbert of Belle Fourche, SD
  • Paul Hollis of Mandeville, LA
  • Chester L. Krause of Iola, WI
  • J.P. Martin of Englewood, CO
  • Walter A. Ostromecki, Jr. of Panorama City, CA
  • Thomas A. Palmer, Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Scott Rottinghaus of New London, CT
  • Jeffrey Swindling of Jacksonville, FL
  • Michael S. Turrini of Vallejo, CA
  • Wendell A. Wolka of Greenwood, IN

Election ballots, as well as candidate photographs and biographies/platforms, will be sent by the independent auditing firm of BiggsKofford, P.C., to eligible voting ANA members. The envelope, with a BiggsKofford return address, will indicate that a ballot is enclosed. Ballots will be mailed by May 31 and must be returned to the auditing firm by June 26. Election results will be announced on July 3 with the new Board of Governors sworn in at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money convention banquet in Los Angeles on August 8.

Twelve of the candidates attended an open candidates’ forum during the National Money Show in Portland; a video of the event is posted online at and on Candidates also will answer an election questionnaire, which will be published in the June issue of The Numismatist and posted later this month at

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