Jeff Shevlin has been appointed the new executive director of the American Numismatic Association.
He will assume his duties June 18 at headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., following his retirement from his prior job in California.
He fills a post that has been vacant since Sept. 28, 2011, when the ANA board of governors ended Larry Shepherd’s time in that position.
“Jeff’s combination of management experience, understanding of technology and overall passion for the hobby made him the stand-out candidate,” said ANA President Tom Hallenbeck. “He understands the association and its needs and will take the association in exciting new directions.”
Shevlin said he looks forward to tackling the challenges that lay ahead.
“I’m looking forward to working with the board of governors so we can chart a course for the future – difficult but necessary, tough but also exciting,” Shevlin said.
Though the ANA has already started the process of re-evaluating its vision of the future, Shevlin encourages ANA members to share their thoughts with him. He suggests they email him at headquarters at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A longtime numismatist, ANA members will find that Shevlin has experienced numismatics at many levels.
He is an ANA life member as well as a writer, researcher, publisher, cataloger, public speaker, Summer Seminar instructor and numismatic consultant to major auction firms on “so-called dollars,” which are commemorative silver dollar-sized medals.
Shevlin will take charge of a staff of 34 and an annual budget of almost $6 million.
“I am exceedingly energized about the opportunity to manage the day-to-day operations of the ANA staff,” Shevlin said.
“I plan to start working in Colorado Springs the week before the Summer Seminar so I have a chance to meet with the ANA staff and get ready to greet the ANA members who will be attending,” he added.
Other tasks waiting for him in the coming year include relaunching the ANA’s website at www.money.org and installing a Kids Zone at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum.
According to the ANA, Shevlin has 34 years of public sector experience, 28 years in not-for-profit management and 15 years as an adjunct college instructor. His background is in information technology, and he has experience managing large organizations and major projects.