The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The two new members will fill the vacancies created by the expiration of appointments.
Samuel H. Gill was appointed to represent the interests of the general public, replacing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Mr. Gill is a transportation, logistics, and supply chain technology expert who has run his own consulting business for more than 20 years. Mr. Gill is a former executive at the American Trucking Associations in Alexandria, Virginia, and started his career with Arthur Andersen and Company in Washington D.C. He is a certified public accountant and has been an avid coin collector since childhood.
Robin Salmon was appointed as the member specially qualified in medallic art and sculpture, replacing Heidi Wastweet. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Ms. Salmon has been on the staff of Brookgreen Gardens, a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina, since 1975. She oversees the acquisition, exhibition, and conservation of Brookgreen’s art, history, library, and archives collections, and directs the activities of the Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Center for American Sculpture, bringing prominent sculptors to Brookgreen annually for residencies, lectures, and workshops.
The CCAC was created to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the selection of themes and design proposals for circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and other medals produced by the United States Mint. The CCAC also advises the Secretary with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins, as well as mintage levels and proposed designs of commemorative coins.
The CCAC is composed of 11 members–one specially qualified in numismatic collection curation; one specially qualified in the medallic arts or sculpture; one specially qualified in American history; one specially qualified in numismatics; three individuals representing the interests of the general public; and four individuals recommended by the leadership of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. CCAC members serve terms of four years and are Special Government Employees, who are subject to applicable conflict of interest laws and ethics regulations.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.