Freelance writer Mary N. Lannin has been selected as the next
chairman of the Citizens
Coinage Advisory Committee.
Lannin will succeed Gary Marks, who will be completing his second
four-year term in 2015, the last five years as CCAC chairman. Marks'
last meeting is Oct. 8.
Rhett Jeppson, principal deputy director of the United States Mint,
informed CCAC members May 27 of Lannin's selection.
"Although a member of the United States Mint’s leadership team
for just a few short months, I have quickly come to appreciate the
invaluable work of the CCAC," Jeppson said in making the
announcement to CCAC members. "Chair Gary Marks is a proven
leader and has diligently directed the committee through several years
of success. On behalf of the United States Mint and the Department of
the Treasury, I wish to express our gratitude to Gary for his wise
counsel and leadership. Without a doubt, he has helped take the Mint
to a new level of excellence.
"It has become clear to me that each of you brings a unique set
of expertise and commitment to America’s coinage. Because of your
intuitiveness, creativity and vision, you have enhanced the Mint, our
products and our people. As such, you are true members of the Mint team.
"Please join me in congratulating Mary on her new role. I look
forward to a continued and successful relationship with the CCAC."
Lannin attended her first CCAC meeting May 19, 2014, under a
four-year appointment made by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew based on the recommendation of House
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Lannin has worked on various numismatic papers and publications. Her
die study of Alexander II Zabinas at Antioch, co-authored with Arthur
Houghton, will be published by the American Numismatic Society in the
upcoming Hellenistic Studies volume. She has also performed research
in assisting other scholars who are contributing to this study. Other
studies of Antioch’s Hellenistic coinage (Alexander I, Demetrius II)
are in the planning stage.
Lannin holds life memberships in both the American
Numismatic Society and American Numismatic Association, and is
currently a member of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Swiss
Numismatic Society, the San Francisco Ancient Numismatic
Society, and the New York Numismatic Club.
She is a member of the Ancent Arts Council of the Legion of Honor
(San Francisco). Lannin is also a member of the Asian Art Museum (San
Francisco), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art.