Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ken Martin Appointed APS Executive Director

The American Philatelic Society (APS) has announced that Ken Martin has been appointed as the organization's Executive Director.

According to an APS press release, "A collector since the 5th grade, Martin is a 30-year APS member whose first real contact with organized philately was as a student at the 3rd annual APS Summer Seminar in 1982. Less than two months later he began college at Penn State University and began volunteering in the American Philatelic Research Library two afternoons each week. By his second term in college State he had founded the Penn State Stamp Club. Ken’s first paid employment with the APS was during the summers of 1985 and 1986 when he worked primarily in Expertizing and the Library. Ken skipped college graduation and delayed summer 1986 employment a few weeks so that he could volunteer at AMERIPEX 86."

It goes on to say, "In 1995, following undergraduate and graduate work in Computer Science and Political Science, Ken began full-time APS employment in the Circuit Sales Department. By early the following year Ken’s time was split between Youth, Development and Circuit Sales, and by the middle of 1996 he was also Acting Show Director, a position he would hold until becoming Deputy Executive Director in 2000."

Martin has served as Interim Executive Director since Peter Mastrangelo’s departure in April 2009.

For more information about Ken, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM