Erik N. Jansen has been appointed to the Citizens Coinage Advisory
Committee, United States Mint officials announced April 11.
Jansen, who was identified through public outreach, was appointed
to represent the interests of the general public on the committee. His
four-year term on the CCAC will extend to March 2015.
The CCAC advises the government on coinage and national medal
issues, including making design recommendations for upcoming issues in
Jansen is the chief executive officer and co-founder of a medical
device firm in Mercer Island, Wash. In addition to his business
experience, Jansen has a long history of successful nonprofit and
philanthropic work, especially in the area of education, according to
Jansen is a life-long coin collector and, according to the Mint,
has a deep knowledge of coinage and many of the numismatic-related
issues facing the CCAC and the United States Mint.
Jansen holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical
engineering, a master’s degree in business administration and a master
of science degree in computer science.
Four of the 11 CCAC member positions are appointed by the
secretary of the Treasury based on the recommendations of the
congressional leadership. The secretary appoints the seven remaining
positions through an open application process.
The CCAC is subject to the authority of the secretary of the
Treasury. The Mint is responsible for providing necessary and
appropriate administrative support, technical services and advice.
The CCAC submits an annual report to Congress and the secretary of
the Treasury, describing its activities and providing recommendations
on future issues of commemorative coins.
Additional information on the CCAC can be found online at www.ccac.gov. ■