The American Numismatic Association has announced [pdf] that Cliff Mishler, the retired president and CEO of Krause Publications, has been elected the 56th President of the ANA. Mishler defeated current ANA Vice President Patti Finner with 61-percent of the votes cast.

Tom Hallenbeck ran unopposed for Vice President and will join the new Board.

Elected to the Board of Governors are incumbents Chet Krause, Joe Boling, Walt Ostromecki, and Wendell Wolka. Joining them will be newly elected Governors Scott Rottinghaus, J.P. Martin, and Jeff Garrett.

This election was less contentious than the last when every incumbent was defeated. We can credit this relative calm to the good work of the outgoing Board of Governors lead by the current ANA President Barry Stuppler. Credit also has to be extended to Executive Director Larry Shepherd who appears to have helped get the ANA closer to a more solid economic footing.

Congratulations to the 2009-2011 ANA Board of Governors. As an ANA member, I hope you continue with the success and recovery of the organization.

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