Header image: Cheryl Ganz and Greg Galletti
Board selects a new President and Vice President
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.
Zeigler appointed Ganz to replace him on the Board of Vice Presidents in 2018 when Zeigler became president. Ganz was re-elected by the APS membership in 2019 and 2022, becoming Chair of the Board of Vice Presidents in August 2022. The current term of president expires in August 2025.
The APS membership elected Galletti to the APRL Board of Trustees in 2019, and he has served as vice president since taking office. Galletti resigned from the APRL Board of Trustees, and the APRL Board will nominate a replacement at its April 18, 2023, meeting.
About Cheryl Ganz
Cheryl 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 and the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. In 2016, the APS awarded Cheryl the John N. Luff Award, one of the highest recognitions in philately, for Exceptional Contributions to Philately.
About Greg Galletti
Greg is a lifelong philatelist, and active member of the United Nations Philatelists, serving as president, vice president, director, exhibits, and Publicity Chairman for the organization at different times. He was General Chairman of UNEXPO 2017, held at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte. He will again be Chairman of UNEXPO 2023, scheduled at the American Philatelic Center in October 2023. Greg was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Philatelic Research Library in 2019 and elected by the Board to be vice president. Greg is an author and educator, frequently contributing to The American Philatelist and Stamp Chats.