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Guyer terminated as ASDA executive director

Jul 10, 2024, 3 PM
Effective July 5, the American Stamp Dealers Association terminated its relationship with Dana Guyer, the association’s executive director since March 1, 2015.

By Linn’s Staff

At its July 5 board of directors meeting, the American Stamp Dealers Association voted unanimously to terminate with immediate effect executive director Dana Guyer’s employment with the nation’s largest group of stamp dealers.

Guyer had served as ASDA executive director since March 1, 2015.

ASDA president Scott Shaulis made the announcement in a July 7 email that Linn’s Stamp News received July 10.

The ASDA board also accepted the resignation of legal counsel Chris Houlihan, effective Aug. 31.

At the June 25 ASDA board meeting, Houlihan offered to end his tenure as legal counsel to help lower expenses.

According to Shaulis, the decision to part ways with Guyer is part of the association’s efforts to stabilize its financial position. “The Association has decided that it can no longer afford Dana’s services at her current salary,” Shaulis said.

Going forward, Tami Jackson, a director on the ASDA board, will oversee the continued operation of the association.

“Tami has agreed to serve on a temporary basis without compensation until the Board decides the long term needs of the position and how best to fill this role,” Shaulis said.

The board also discussed a draft budget for the remainder of 2024 that does not include compensation for Guyer and Houlihan.

“The Board also discussed a draft 2025 budget which shows an encouraging operational profit for next year,” Shaulis said. “Financial stability though is projected with these recent actions.”

On July 1, in one of her last official acts, Guyer announced the results of the ASDA election for vice president, secretary and three board positions.

Eric Jackson was elected vice president, with 69 votes, and Robert Prager was elected secretary, with 70 votes. The three directors are Rita Dumaine (69 votes), Jerry Derr II (50) and John Leszek (67).

Their terms, along with those of the rest of board, began July 1.

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