Hello Fleet Society members,
I am Tom Uram, a long-time member of the Society since 2015 (Member # 23). I am running for President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and I am seeking the support of the Society to that end. It has been my privilege to be a part of this organization and to work on projects with your President, and my friend, Ben Costello. Over the years I have watched this organization grow from a few dozen members to over 175. Most of this growth has been due to its educational programming, its reputation as a first-rate resource regarding everything Fleet related, and its impressive online presence. Recent statistics have demonstrated that the Society’s website has experienced exponential growth and is recognized as the place to go for original research and professional Fleet related articles.
As President of the ANA, it is my intention to use that position to help enhance the goals and mission of the Fleet Society. I can do this by helping the Society with its educational outreach and, wherever possible, perhaps a joint partnership project. I believe that I can also use this prestigious position to introduce the Society to other groups to expand the Society’s network of like-minded groups.
I have attached a bio for you to review and a mission statement for you to review. In addition to the Society’s endorsement, I am also asking those of you who happen to be ANA members to consider voting for me. If you do, I would be personally very grateful.
Biography: Tom Uram
PAN President, Tom Uram runs for ANA President.
Tom Uram, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN), former chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), former American Numismatic Association Governor, and the first recipient of the ANA’s Chester L. Krause Memorial Distinguished Service Award is running for President of the American Numismatic Association.
Uram advocates tirelessly for the hobby and will bring a unique blend of experience and talent to the position. His lifelong dedication to the hobby is one reason Coin World named him as one of the most influential people in numismatics this year. Tom is a past recipient of most major numismatic awards including the ANA Presidential Award and Numismatic News’ Numismatic Ambassador, The Sower Award from CSNS, among many others.
Beyond his extensive experience and a 50-plus-year collector of both classic and modern coins, Tom is also a veteran of the financial services industry. Tom has spent 38 years working with Metlife, focusing on estate planning and charitable giving. Tom has served on multiple non-profit organization boards and has helped raise considerable funds for those groups. As President, Tom will understand the importance of keeping the focus of the organization squarely on the interests of its members while protecting the ANA’s financial future.
Tom has advised multiple Treasury Secretaries on the designs that appear on U.S. coins and medals and has sought to deepen the connections between the United States Mint and numismatic organizations like the ANA, which led the CCAC to hold several public forums for collectors during ANA shows.
Tom will work to make the ANA an even stronger organization and to advocate for all coin collectors while keeping members engaged in shaping the future of the association and numismatic hobby.
If elected, Tom is committed to working with the ANA Board of Governors to achieve common goals that include:
• Benefits of ANA membership
• E-learning – What are collectors and clubs expecting?
• Numismatic outreach
• Relationships with other related organizations and affiliates
• Shows and conventions
He is committed to a “Future Vision” study for our organization.