The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has announced the appointment of Daniel J. Ryterband to its Council of Philatelists. His three-year appointment to the council was approved by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents.
Ryterband is the CEO of FW Cook & Co., which provides consulting services to corporate boards in the areas of executive compensation and corporate governance. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has numerous stamp collecting interests, including the U.S. 1847 issue, the American Civil War and inland waterway postal history. Ryterband is a member of numerous philatelic organizations and serves on the boards of the Philatelic Foundation and the Collectors Club. He is also an environmentalist, passionate outdoorsman and an officer and treasurer on the board of the Adirondack Council.
About the National Postal Museum’s Council of Philatelists
The National Postal Museum’s Council of Philatelists was established by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents as an advisory body for the following purposes:
To provide philatelic advice, support and expertise on the philatelic programs, publications, collections, websites and exhibitions of the National Postal Museum; to advise the National Postal Museum on how to engage with the world of philately in ways that are consistent with the museum’s mission; and
To promote the National Postal Museum’s purposes and programs to the nation and to broaden constituencies in furtherance of the National Postal Museum’s mission; and
To help build the financial base of the National Postal Museum by identifying and securing private funds.
The members of the museum’s Council of Philatelists can be found on the museum’s website.
About the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents
The Smithsonian Institution was created by Congress in 1846 as “an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” Congress vested responsibility for the administration of the Smithsonian in a Board of Regents, consisting of the Chief Justice of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, three members of the United States Senate, three members of the United States House of Representatives and nine citizens.
About the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum
The National Postal Museum is devoted to presenting the colorful and engaging history of the nation’s mail service and showcasing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of stamps and philatelic material in the world. It is located at 2 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C., across from Union Station. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). For more information about the Smithsonian, call (202) 633-1000 or visit the museum website at postalmuseum.si.edu.
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