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ANA reaches final four for executive director


The board of governors of the American Numismatic Association continued the process of finding a new executive director during the National Money Show May 10-12 in Denver.

A total of eight candidates traveled to Denver to be interviewed and the board winnowed the number down to four by the conclusion of the show.

Background checks and psychological testing will occur for these, according to ANA President Tom Hallenbeck.

“We think we are very close to the end of the process,” said Wendell Wolka of the search committee. At the public board meeting May 11 he forecast that the choice would be made “within the next week to 10 days.”

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The search process has been ongoing since the ANA parted company with former executive director Larry Shepherd in September 2011.

However, deep concern by Hallenbeck and other board members over making the wrong choice for the third time in a row has caused the process to be conducted in a slow and thorough fashion.

The search committee started with 51 resumes, with about half the candidates coming from the numismatic field and half from nonprofit organizations.

The final four candidates were interviewed by the entire ANA board May 11.

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