APS Board of Directors Elects New President

Robert Zeigler

Today, the Board of Directors of the American Philatelic Society elected Robert “Bob” G. Zeigler to complete the term of President of the Board. Zeigler replaces Mick Zais, who was recently confirmed to serve as Deputy Secretary of Education in Washington. The term will expire in August 2019.

Robert Zeigler“I’m honored the Board has put their trust in me to serve as President. We have made great progress since I joined the Board in 2016 on improving the outlook of the APS and the hobby. I am committed to working with the Board to build on that success and continue pushing to grow our membership in the months ahead.”

Zeigler, who hails from Indianapolis, Indiana is a Life Member of the APS, and has been a member since 1973. In 2016, Zeigler was elected Vice President by the APS members, serving on the Board of Vice Presidents. He previously served on the APS Board of Directors as a Director At-Large from 2001 to 2003.

Outside of philately, Zeigler has been a trial attorney since 1980, with a focus on defending health care professionals and hospitals in malpractice lawsuits.

On the collecting side, Zeigler has specialized in collecting Switzerland for more than 40 years. He has served the Society as a member of the Expert Committee for Switzerland for more than 30 years. In addition, Zeigler has served as a philatelic judge in over 90 shows, often as Chief Judge. In 2009, the APS honored him with the Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Award for National Service. Aside from service to the APS, Zeigler has served the hobby as past President of the Indiana Stamp Club, which annually sponsors INDYPEX, one of the national World Series of Philately shows. He has also held the office of President for the American Helvetia Philatelic Society (the Swiss specialists’ organization), in which he is also a Life Member.

4 thoughts on “APS Board of Directors Elects New President”

  1. Congratulations to Bob on his appointment, a true gentleman that I had the pleasure to meet last weekend and be part of the jury team at the Newcastle, Australia, Centenary Stamp Exhibition.

  2. Bob is an outstanding philatelist, who also happens to be an exceptional advocate and leader. He has all the qualities necessary to be an exemplary President of our BOD, and he is already an excellent ambassador for the hobby. As a 50+ year collector and part-time dealer, it has always been very comforting for me to see Bob walking around the show floor in one capacity or another.

    Elliott Robbins

  3. Congratulations Bob, I am sure you will do a great job as President. The APS could no have chosen a better person to do the job. I feel honored to have known you for about 40 years in the American Helvetia Philatelic Society. Donn Lueck

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