Friday, April 03, 2009

Executive Director Mastrangelo to Leave APS

The American Philatelic Society (APS) has announced that Executive Director Peter Mastrangelo, shown here, would be leaving the Society at the end of April.

Peter was hired by the APS in the spring of 2006. He directed the affairs of the American Philatelic Society and the American Philatelic Research Library, with a staff of 37 and an annual combined budget of over $4 million. Previously, Peter served in the United Way system in Texas.

Peter is quoted in a APS press release as saying, “It has been my pleasure to serve the Boards of the APS and APRL. The Society is in good hands with dedicated staff that serve the interests of the hobby and the Society with great skill, talent and care.”

APS President Wade Saadi has stated that current financial concerns are compounded by the state of the national economy. Saadi indicated, “Peter’s departure releases financial resources that can be utilized to maintain program services to APS members.”

Saadi praised Peter’s professionalism and integrity in working with the Boards and the Long Range Planning Committee in their efforts to assess and evaluate the programs and services of the Society and Library.

“I wish Peter the best in the future with his next endeavor,” Saadi said. “He will be missed at the APS.”

No word on Peter's replacement... if there is one. Deputy Executive Director Ken Martin will no doubt fill in for the time being.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM