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Search starts for ANA head

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Think you?ve got what it takes to run the American Numismatic Association? Now is your chance to take the helm of the national organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.

After a tumultuous year, applications are being accepted for the position of executive director, a position made vacant by the October firing of the prior holder of the position, Christopher Cipoletti.

Acceptance of applications began Dec. 7 and will close Jan. 11. They should be submitted to the organization?s president, Barry Stuppler, 5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 330, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Resumes may also be sent to him by e-mail at

?We are looking for an experienced executive director with organizational skills and proven administrative abilities,? Stuppler says.

Candidates must have considerable knowledge of and interest in the subject matter dealt with by the ANA, or a similar hobby field, according to Stuppler.

A minimum of five years experience in managing a business, organization, or nonprofit association is required and this includes staff supervision, financial reporting and strategic planning.

The candidate will also be expected to train and motivate people, coordinate activities, speak publicly and deal effectively with the public, private groups and community organizations.

While there is no firm timetable established for the search process, acting director Ken Hallenbeck will step down at its conclusion when the new executive director is in place.

Hallenbeck is a former ANA president, board member and employee who successfully operated his own coin business in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The new executive director will take charge of an organization facing multiple lawsuits, a budget deficit and a membership that voted out all incumbent governors on its board in July.