We copy the breaking news from yesterday’s post on the APS website:
The American Philatelic Society Board of Directors unanimously elected Cheryl Ganz as president to replace Bob Zeigler, who stepped down on March 31, 2023. Ganz appointed Greg Galletti to replace her as vice president, confirmed by the APS Board of Directors.
Cheryl Ganz joined the APS in 1976 and has served in many capacities, including the Ethics Committee, Strategic Initiatives and Technology Committee, philatelic judging, and numerous show committees. She has served as Vice President of the APS Board from June 2018 to April 2023.
After earning her Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2005, Cheryl joined the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington. In 2007, she became chief curator until her retirement in 2014. She is also the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee vice-chair.
Cheryl has been recognized internationally for her contributions to philately, including the Collector’s Club’s Alfred F. Lichtenstein Medal for Distinguished Service to Philately (2016) and the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists (2018). In 2016, the APS awarded Cheryl the John N. Luff Award, one of the highest recognitions in philately, for Exceptional Contributions to Philately.
[photo credit: Smithsonian National Postal Museum website]