ABANA's Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Editors

The Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America, Inc. (ABANA) is run by a board of 15 directors elected by the membership. These elected volunteers serve as officers, committee chairpersons and members of committees. Five of the 15 directors are elected each year for a three-year term.
Business meetings of the ABANA Board are held annually near the 15th of November. On the even years, an additional meeting is held at the ABANA international conference in typically June or July. Between meetings, business is conducted by phone, mail, fax, and email.


Click on any Board Member Picture to learn more!

Click here for a Nomination form

ABANA Board Elections

Each year 5 board members are elected for a 3-year term.

To run for election, 

  • A nominating petition signed by at least 10 ABANA members,
  • A photograph
  • A candidate statement

Submitted to ABANA’s Home Office by the deadline date: May 15

All candidates who meet this deadline will be listed on the official ballot form.


Sep 1: Notice of election published in the Anvil’s Ring

May 15: Nominations deadline – Candidate statements will be published in the Anvil’s Ring

Jun 1: Candidate Statements and Ballots Published in the Anvil’s Ring

Aug 15: Ballot postmark deadline, submitted to:

ABANA Headquarters
PO Box 462
Johnstown, PA 15907

September: Notification to elected Board members

Fall: Board Meeting (Specific place and time to be determined) New Board members assume their duties.