Professional numismatist Mike Ellis announced his candidacy for the a seat on the board of governors in this year’s American Numismatic Association election.
Ellis said that the summer election is as important as the one two years ago.
“A year and a half ago the ANA membership resoundingly rejected the previous board of governors by voting in all new members of the board. This new board has done a tremendous job of turning the ANA around, heading back in the right direction. Now here it is election time again and this election is every bit as crucial as the last one. Several of the current board members will not be on the next board for various reasons. That being said, we must elect a new board that will build upon what the current board has accomplished,” Ellis explained.
“We need a board that keeps the membership and numismatic community in the highest regard. Board members must be willing to work hard to get finances further under control. They must also keep the line of communication open with the membership while keeping the membership happy and excited about belonging to the ANA,” he continued.
“For these reasons I am running for the ANA board of governors.”
Ellis has collected coins since 1968. He has been a professional for over 20 years.
He became a consultant to Independent Coin Grading in 1998, serving in that capacity until April of 2006 when he became a full-time grader with ANACS. He moved to ICG in January of last year when ANACS was sold.
Ellis served 12 years as a board member and officer of CONECA, which included four terms as president.
He has been an instructor for ANA Summer Seminars since 1996, has given Numismatic Theatre presentations and made many educational appearances at other shows and club meetings.
Ellis is also a numismatic writer having written a column for Numismatic News, served as editor of Errorscope and Cherrypickers’ News.
“I am a proud life member of the American Numismatic Association and I take my membership seriously,” he said and he believes his record shows it.