Gail Baker has been named chairperson of the American Numismatic Association Membership Committee, president Barry Stuppler announced June 12.
Baker, former ANA education director, retired May 31 following a 10-year career with the ANA. She will replace Alan Herbert, a former ANA governor, who is stepping down as chair but will continue as a member of the committee.
?I?m very pleased to announce that Gail has agreed to replace Alan as chair,? Stuppler said. ?She is an innovator who cares deeply for the association, and who brings with her very relevant recent experience as an ANA staffer. We are fortunate that she is willing to fill Alan?s shoes.?
As education director, Baker was instrumental in creating a second one-week Summer Seminar session as well as launching the Coins in the Classroom program.
Most recently she was the association?s national numismatic advocate.
?I?m pleased that the Membership Committee has made strides in moving the association forward,? Herbert said. ?We are reaching out to a younger, more Internet savvy group of members ? and I?m very pleased that Gail has been named to continue that effort.?
The Membership Committee meets monthly via teleconference. For more information on ANA committees, go to www.money.org, click on the ?Communications? drop-down menu and go to ?Committee Info & Minutes.?