President - Chris Hearn, Leesburg, Virginia.
Chris is again serving as President of the APIC after serving from 1999 to 2003. Before serving as President, he enjoyed positions as Regional Vice President, President of the Washington DC Chapter, Founder of the Kennedy Specialty Chapter, and service in several other advisory positions. He is also a frequent contributor to The Keynoter, both as an author and with illustrations from his collection. Chris has been collecting political memorabilia since 1966 and an APIC member since 1967.
Chris's collecting interests include the political items of John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy, the Woman's Suffrage Movement, Theodore Roosevelt, William J. Donovan, as well as Irish political history, other International Political Movements, and political personalities such as Winston Churchill.
Chris is a retired government employee, government consultant, as well as a Navy Reserve Officer. Chris served in the White House in 1982-83. He is presently a Professor at the National Defense Intelligence College.
Secretary - Harvey Goldberg, Clark, New Jersey.
Harvey Goldberg currently serves as the Secretary of the APIC and has been the Editor of its Newsletter since 1984. He began collecting in 1968, and has been a member of APIC since 1971. Originally, his collecting interest was Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, his special interest soon became the Kennedys, and he has put together one of the leading Kennedy collections in the hobby.
He is the Director of KPIC – The Kennedy Chapter of APIC - and is also the Editor of their Hyannisporter Newsletter. Author or co-author of five reference books on Kennedy campaign materials, Harvey is a prolific researcher and writer for many publications both within and outside the hobby.
A retired educator, Harvey enjoys exhibiting and displaying parts of his collection whenever possible. It is not unusual to see his materials at different APIC shows, as well as local banks, schools, libraries, etc. “Part of the fun of this hobby is sharing your things with others – including non-collectors”.
His collecting interests include a wide variety of materials: ”Mini-Pins” (campaign buttons that are 5/8” or smaller), World War I Liberty Loan & World War II War Loan items, miniature political license plates, political bobblehead dolls, Civil War era currency, as well as items for his general political collection from 1896 to the present.
His collecting philosophy is very simple: “The pins and ribbons are great, but the people are the most important part of this hobby. When it stops being fun, I’ll stop doing it”.
Treasurer - Edward M. Stahl, Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Ed has been collecting political campaign memorabilia since 1967, and joined APIC in 1969 as #1674. He has been very active with APIC having served six terms on the Board of Directors of APIC (1974-1978, 1986-1987, 1989-1995) and two terms as Region #2 Vice President (1995-1999). Ed was appointed APIC National Treasurer in December, 2003 and was elected to a two year term in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2010. In 1970, he was the co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter and served as its first Vice President (1970-1975) and continues to serve as its Secretary-Treasurer since 1975. He has also been the Convention Chairman for all chapter shows since 1970. He was Bourse Chairman for the very successful 1993 East Brunswick NJ National Convention.
Ed has been recognized with a number of awards in this field. In addition to national and chapter service awards, he was inducted into the APIC Hall of Fame in 1993 and was the recipient of APIC's highest honor, the Joseph M. Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. A long-time Willkie collector, he is the author of "We Want Willkie", a pictorial guide to the 1940 presidential campaign of Wendell L. Willkie. Ed earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Rider University and completed his graduate studies at the University of Virginia. He has been a banker since 1973, currently a Senior Vice President with Somerset Hills Bank in New Jersey.