Early coppers dealer and retired Army colonel Steven Ellsworth has announced his candidacy for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors in the summer election.
“I would like to assist in the development of charitable program that supports ANA’s long-term goals, including its educational, technological and scholarship programs which will help keep the hobby interesting and fun, ultimately, drawing future generations to the hobby,” Ellsworth said.
Since the year 2000 he has served as an ANA Summer Seminar instructor.
He has also been on the ANA’s membership and finance committees. He has been given three ANA Presidential Awards, has been named Outstanding District and Regional Coordinator as well been given several of the ANA’s literary awards.
Ellsworth served on the National Silver Dollar Roundtable board 2002-2013 and is a former president of the Virginia Numismatic Association.
For the past 16 years, Ellsworth has published security-awareness articles and annually names the best secured coin shows.
He is a life member of the ANA, American Numismatic Society, Blue Ridge Numismatic Association, Colonial Collectors (C-4), Civil War Token Society, Early American Coppers, Florida United Numismatists, Silver Dollar Roundtable and the state organizations in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Ellsworth enlisted in the military as a private; and retired in 1999 as a colonel. His assignments ranged from commander of Army Green Berets to an overseas Joint Service Command and Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army.
He holds diplomas from the National War College, Army War College, National Defense University and the Command and General Staff College. He has a Master’s in Business, Certificate in International Business and Bachelor of Science in Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Politics.