Museum Councils

The National Postal Museum is grateful to the many individuals who donate their time and efforts to helping the Museum through their service on the Museum's advisory boards and councils. These groups share a passion for telling unique and compelling stories via stamps and mail.

National Postal Museum Advisory Council

The Museum Advisory Council is a volunteer advisory council, comprised of industry experts, philanthropists, corporate leaders, and thought leaders. The Museum Advisory Council provides expertise and advice in reimagining the museum experience from the perspective of various sectors of the mailing industry, business, academia, and museum and cultural organizations.

  • Bert Berkley
  • Sam Bright
  • Michael Critelli
  • Sylvia Cyrus
  • Hamilton Davison
  • Jason Dies
  • Graham Grady
  • Karen McCormick
  • Tim Nicholls
  • John Nolan
  • Rhonda Powell
  • Joel Quadracci
  • David Sable
  • Julia Taylor
  • Chris Thompson
  • Thomas Underkoffler

Coordinating Committee Members

The Coordinating Committee is the National Postal Museum’s governing board comprised of representatives from the U.S. Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Louis DeJoy, USPS
  • Steven Monteith, USPS
  • Kevin Gover, SI
  • Elliot Gruber, NPM

Council of Philatelists »

The Council of Philatelists provides the National Postal Museum with philatelic advice, advises on engagement with the world of philately, promotes NPM’s purpose and programs to the nation, and helps build the financial base of the Museum. Members are appointed by the Smithsonian Board of Regents.

  • Molly Byrne
  • Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr.
  • Ian C. Gibson-Smith
  • Sonny Hagendorf
  • Elizabeth M. Hisey
  • Vince King
  • Anna Lee
  • Patrick Maselis
  • Douglas E. Mattox
  • Daniel A. Piazza
  • Daniel J. Ryterband
  • Wade Saadi
  • Charles Shreve
  • Donald Sundman - Chair
  • Alan Whitman

Council of Philatelists Emeriti »

  • Guido Craveri - Chair Emeritus
  • Jay Hoffman
  • John M. Hotchner
  • David Sundman
  • May Day Taylor

Former Council of Philatelists Members

  • Michael Aldrich
  • Thomas J. Alexander
  • Karen Bertha
  • Harvey Bennett
  • Tomas Bjaringer
  • MaryAnn Bowman
  • George Brett
  • Roger Brody
  • Nicholas G. Carter
  • Chan Chin Cheung
  • Roland Cipolla
  • Edward Dauer
  • Charles J. DiComo
  • Enzo Diena
  • Rafael Diena
  • Alfredo Frohlich
  • Helen Galatan-Stone
  • Cheryl Ganz
  • Tito Giamporcaro
  • Hugo Goeggel
  • Surajita Gogvatana
  • Perry B. Hansen
  • Henry Hartsfield, Jr.
  • Erivan Haub
  • David L. Herendeen
  • Tim Hirsch
  • Norman Hubbard
  • W. Wilson Hulme II
  • Azeezaly Jaffer
  • Allen D. Jones
  • Alvin Robert Kantor
  • Marjorie Kantor
  • Trish Kaufmann
  • James Kloetzel
  • Janet Klug
  • Van Koppersmith
  • Al Kugel
  • Todd Leavitt
  • Thomas Lera
  • Curt Livingston
  • Frank Mandel
  • Thomas Mazza
  • Peter P. McCann
  • Harvey Mirsky
  • Calvin Mitchell
  • Arthur Morowitz
  • Barbara Mueller
  • Marvin Murray
  • Robert Odenweller
  • Elizabeth Pope
  • Stephen Reinhard
  • Jacques Robineau
  • Steven J. Rod
  • Omar Rodriguez
  • Robert G. Rose
  • Harry W. Schaefer
  • Edwin M. Schmidt
  • Mark Schwartz
  • Hassan Shaida
  • David Springbett
  • Patricia Stilwell Walker
  • Harlan Stone II
  • David L. Straight
  • Betsy Towle
  • Herbert A. Trenchard
  • Scott Trepel
  • Ann Triggle
  • Charles Verge
  • Alan Warren
  • Philip Wall
  • Steven C. Walske
  • Irwin Weinberg
  • Richard Winter