Barbara J. Gregory, former editor-in-chief of The numismatist, the monthly magazine of the American Numismatic Association (www.argent.org), was appointed editor-in-chief of The Centinel, the quarterly journal of the Central States Numismatic Society (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org).
She will succeed Gerald Tebben who is retiring this summer after 12 years as editor-in-chief of the award-winning CSNS publication.
“When Gerry told me about his desire to retire, the first name that came to mind was Barbara Gregory. Ernst.
“Gerry became a dear friend during my tenure as President, and I appreciated his opinions and perspectives. He will be missed, but we are also excited to see what Barbara will bring to our organization and our members through the pages of The Centinel, Ernst said.
Gregory retired in April 2019 as Editor-in-Chief of The numismatist after 38 years with the ANA. She was the publication’s first female editor and was its editor for 32 years starting in 1988. During her tenure at the ANA, The numismatist became the first major amateur periodical to switch to DTP and print each edition in color. She also worked to provide online magazine access to ANA.
Under his skillful leadership, the publication has won dozens of Numismatic Literary Guild awards and received accolades from the collecting community.
“I look forward to working with the Central States Numismatic Society and continuing the tradition of excellence established by its members, patrons and leaders, including Centinelle Editor Gerald Tebben. Thanks to Gerry’s vision and guidance, the CSNS Quarterly Journal has become an award-winning and highly regarded publication, ”said Gregory.
She added: “I see The Centinel as the heart of this community of grassroots collectors. It highlights the interests, the stakes. and the strengths of its members, and supports the needs of this vibrant numismatic region. In the coming months, the Centinelle will be redesigned and rejuvenated, with a lively new format and the information and informative articles members expect. This transformation is an evolutionary process. As such, I appreciate the patience of the readers, as well as their comments and suggestions. “
Tebben was a journalist, coin columnist, trade writer and editor-in-chief of Metro during a 40-year career at The Columbus Dispatch Ohio newspaper.
“I became editor-in-chief of The Centinel at the end of 2009 with the death of Rollie Finner. I have been fortunate to receive editorial contributions from established writers such as RW Julian, Steve Roach and David Vagi, and from new engaged authors. I have also made an effort to obtain content on the Central States region, collecting more and more articles in the newsletters of Central States member clubs and providing a wider audience for local writers. such as Tom Casper of Milwaukee and Jim Davis of Elgin, ”Tebben said.
“While I am scaling down, I plan to continue as a columnist and securities analyst for World of coins and as a member of the Ohio State management team for the AARP Foundation All Volunteer Tax Assistance Program, which provides free tax preparation to seniors across the country, ” he added.
Founded in 1939, the Central States Numismatic Society is one of the largest numismatic organizations in the United States. The company operates in 13 states, but membership is open to residents of all states and foreign countries. States in the CSNS region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
For more information on the Central States Numismatic Society and its annual convention held each April in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois, visit www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org.