News release from Gary Adkins, current vice president of the American Numismatic
Association Board of Governors, announcing his candidacy for a
two-year term as ANA president:
Gary Adkins, current Vice President and three term board member of
the American Numismatic Association announced today that he will run
for the office of President of the organization.
"The ANA has made a great deal of progress over the past few
years, especially under the Presidency of Jeff Garrett and the current
Board, as well as our Executive Director, Kim Kiick. I want to
continue that forward momentum and do what I can to improve our
services and commitments to members, dealers and the numismatic
community in general."
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Adkins also serves on the board of the Industry Council
for Tangible Assets (ICTA), and is a past chairman of that
organization. He also served on the board of the Professional
Numismatists Guild (PNG) and served as President.
“These are important organizations that do a great deal to improve
and protect our hobby, as well as collecting and business interests,
and I hope to work closely with them as ANA President."
As a member of ANA since 1970, Adkins has been a strong advocate for
education and promotion of the hobby, as well as consumer protection.
“ANA should be the go to organization for these services and I hope to
continue progress in that direction, as well as improving ANA’s Club
outreach. Clubs do a great service to local communities and are the
first line for recruitment of new members and future generations to
Developing and improving Strategic partnerships with key
organizations in the industry is also a goal of Adkins. “We have
enjoyed working with many great partners to improve and enhance direct
and indirect membership benefits.” These partnerships are crucial to
improving our hobby.
“The board this past term has been excellent,” said Adkins. “I look
forward to serving with these great people again, and with any new
members who may be elected, to help steer the ANA successfully into
the future, as the premier organization, serving collectors for over