03/08/2013 (P1722)
Contact: Ken Martin

The APS to Seek Chief Executive Officer

The American Philatelic Society will begin advertising for candidates to fill a new leadership position. The new Chief Executive Officer will assume overall responsibility for the current needs and future desires of the Society.

In Executive Session on August 14, 2012, the APS Board of Directors requested the Personnel Committee (APS President Wade Saadi, APS Immediate Past President Janet Klug, APRL President Roger Brody, APRL Immediate Past President Ken Grant and Steven Rod) provide the Board its recommendations regarding executive staffing needs of the Society. The Personnel Committee convened on September 12 and considered the performance of the executive staff, and the present and future needs of the Society as delineated in the Society’s Long Range Plan.

With these requirements in mind, the Personnel Committee recommended the addition of a senior leadership position, the Chief Executive Officer, to whom the Executive Director will report. The Personnel Committee additionally recommended that the Executive Director position be offered to Kenneth P. Martin, with revised responsibilities focussed on enhancing operations and member services.

Over the ensuing months, the APS Board of Directors worked with the Personnel Committee to define the job descriptions for the two executives. In December, the Board approved the formation of a Search Committee, chaired by John Barwis and otherwise comprising the Personnel Committee. The Board and the Search Committee have met several times to finalize the job description, requirements and timeline.

The American Philatelic Society, founded in 1886, is the national stamp collecting organization of the United States, with over 33,000 members in 110 countries worldwide. For more information about the Society and its services, contact the APS at 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA; e-mail info@stamps.org or visit the APS online at www.stamps.org.

For additional information contact Wade Saadi at wade@pencom.com; 93 80th St., Brooklyn, NY 11209.