Annapolis, MD—Harry Miller, of Miller’s Mint, was installed as the new chairman of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets at their board meeting on January 8 in Orlando. Miller founded Miller’s Mint in May of 1967. Besides being active in ICTA, he is a member of the American Numismatic Association, Florida United Numismatists, American Stamp Dealers Association, and many more. He also contributes to major books and periodicals such as the Red Book, the Blue Book, and Coin Market, among others.
Miller headed the ICTA transition team this past year for replacing the retiring executive director, Eloise Ullman. Immediate past chair Bob Greenstein commented, “I am very proud of the accomplishments of our transition team. Many hours of their time were generously spent in assembling the new leadership of ICTA. The combination of Kathy as executive director with her new ideas, David as our COO and tech guru, and Diane Piret as our resident encyclopedia of all things legislative, leads to a bright future for ICTA.”
One of Miller’s first orders of business was to create two significant new committees for ICTA. “ICTA has taken a great leap into the twenty-first century under the guidance of Bob Greenstein. I hope to continue the process and guide ICTA to be the leading tangible-assets association, and to add greater value to membership through new programs. This can be accomplished by our new state-monitoring program, which will keep us abreast of new laws and amendments to existing laws and regulations. We will direct efforts toward establishing a working arrangement with the many national, regional, and state organizations that already exist but lack coordination and guidance in these issues.”
The state-monitoring program was made possible by Mike Fuljenz’s funding the first year’s subscription with a service called State Net, a legislative and regulatory-affairs monitoring system that will give the organization immediate access to every bill introduced in any state that can directly affect our members. Additionally, State Net will assist our congressional lobbyist Jimmy Hayes with his exceptional efforts on behalf of ICTA. This is a tremendous advantage to our industry, helping us move forward by being on top of state legislation.
Another important committee is the newly formed marketing committee. This committee will be reviewing all ICTA materials, creating an updated look and a consistent brand. Also on the front burner for ICTA is a long-range/strategic plan. Past chairman Adkins had planted the seed for this mission, and Miller is moving it forward. ICTA has passed its 30-year mark, and it is time to plan for the next decade of our future. Executive Director McFadden commented that “for the next two years and onward, Miller has an aggressive agenda to plan for the direction of ICTA. The staff are up to the task and ready to roll up their sleeves to meet the many challenges ahead of us.”
Miller also installed Don Ketterling (DH Ketterling Consulting) as ICTA’s new vice-chairman, and Pat Heller (Liberty Coin Service) will remain for another term as treasurer. The executive committee, including past chair Bob Greenstein, will continue to help the staff implement the new plans for ICTA and continue ICTA’s leadership role as the legislative “watchdog” for the entire industry.
Contact: Kathy McFadden