APS president resigns, officials choose new board leadership

APS board selects new president, vice-president

The American Philatelic Society (APS) board of directors unanimously elected Cheryl Ganz to replace as president Bob Zeigler, who stepped down on March 31.

Ganz then appointed Greg Galletti to replace her as vice-president in a move since confirmed by the board.

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 last August. 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 trustees board, and the APRL nominated a replacement at its April 18 meeting.


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 the vice-president of the APS board from June 2018 until this April.

After earning her Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2005, Ganz 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.

Ganz 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 her the John N. Luff Award, one of the highest recognitions in philately.

Award-winning U.S. exhibitor Greg Galletti (centre) has collected, exhibited and written about Swiss League of Nations and United Nations forerunner material for about half a century.


Galletti is a lifelong philatelist and active member of the United Nations Philatelists, serving as president, vice-president, director, exhibits and publicity chair for the organization at different times.

He was the general chair of UNEXPO 2017, held at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte. He will again chair UNEXPO 2023, scheduled at the American Philatelic Center this October.

Galletti was elected to the trustees board of the American Philatelic Research Library in 2019 and elected by the board to be the vice-president. He is an author and educator, frequently contributing to the American Philatelist and Stamp Chats.

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