2023 American Numismatic Association Board of Governors Election
I participated in the ANA’s Candidate Forum. If you have not had a chance to view it, I am including the link here: https://youtu.be/2gik8YHw8pg
I am running for one of the seven ANA Governor positions and sincerely ask all ANA members for their vote when the ballots are sent in late May or early June of this year. For those of you who do not know me, here is a little bit about me.
My numismatic passion began when I was eight years old. Within two years, I was a member of five local coin and currency clubs as well as a young numismatist (YN) ANA member. In 2013, I received the first of several ANA Summer Seminar scholarships and have had the good fortune of attending every summer seminar since then. The seminars have allowed me to build wonderful relationships with many of the top numismatists around the country as well as making friends with hundreds of collectors.
Eight years ago, I began promoting my numismatic interest on several social media platforms and now have thousands of followers worldwide. This outreach has introduced me to many serious collectors, as we trade thoughts about collecting.
In 2019, I began as a part-time show dealer. In May of that year, I opened the Numismatics with Kenny eBay store. Thanks to my loyal and new customers, I have sold over 27,000 numismatic items.
Also in 2019, the ANA announced I was selected the Young Numismatist of the Year, such a great honor. The ANA also chose me to be the first YN Volunteer District Representative in its history. Through my social media efforts, attending coin shows manning the ANA booth and including ANA membership applications with each of my eBay sales, I am doing my best to promote the ANA.
Last year, the ANA asked three other young adult collectors and myself to write articles for the column opened up by the retirement of Q. David Bowers. As it has been a goal of mine to follow in the steps of Messrs. Bowers and Ken Bressett, I was thrilled to participate.
I am also a charter member of the ANA’s Dr. George F. Health Society – https://www.money.org/HEATH-SOCIETY
I have had multiple internships with NGC and plan to make numismatics my career when I graduate from Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business in 2024.
Lastly, I give a special thank you to my mentors. Their encouragement played a key role in my embracing the hobby.
If elected Governor, I will represent the collector, dealer, and most importantly the young numismatists. If we all work together, we can grow this exciting and special hobby.
Thank you for taking time to view the forum video and your vote for me.