Expanding the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar and increasing the number of scholarships to it are two of the goals of Tom Mulvaney, who has declared his candidacy for a seat on the ANA board of governors.
Mulvaney, who has taught there since 1995, said “Summer Seminar is the best learning opportunity we (the ANA) offer.”
He added, “Past attendees of Summer Seminar come back year after year. There must be a reason.”
Mulvaney is a 55-year collector and has worked professionally as a numismatic photographer, writer, researcher and auctioneer.
He said he believes education is key to the future growth of the ANA. To further that he wants ANA member benefits regarding the library, publications, museum, insurance, educational seminars, conventions and member discounts to be more widely promoted.
Future membership growth will depend in part on member clubs, he said.
“With over 400 ANA affiliated clubs, we need to encourage these clubs to invigorate their individual members to become ANA members.”
To help with this process he promises expanded communication with member clubs.
Improvement to the ANA’s online web presence is another of Mulvaney’s goals.
Mulvaney has been given the Medal of Merit, the Presidential Award, Exemplary Service Awards, Glenn Smedley Award and the ANA Honorary Doctor of Numismatics.
Mulvaney said he has attended 36 summer conventions.
The ANA election will be a hybrid this year conducted with paper ballots and online voting at the choice of the member. It will be conducted in June with a concluding date in July.