Board of Directors of the KSS

The Board of Directors (2018-2019) of the KSS consists of the following KSS members:

Chairman: Ivo Spanjersberg
Residence: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Born: January 10, 1976, in Den Helder (the Netherlands)
Job: business intelligence consultant (Dutch government)
KSS Member: #1177
Collecting area(s): South Korean revenue stamps

Joined KSS in 2015, board member since June 2018.
Secretary-Treasurer: John E Talmage, Jr
Residence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Born: March 15, 1939, in Kunsan, Korea, son of Presbyterian missionaries
Job: retired (physicist, PhD)
KSS Member: #456
Collecting area(s): I concentrate on Korea and Japan, mainly before 1960. I'm also interested in China before and through World War II. Mostly just stamps, but some postal history.

Joined KSS in 1967, became Secretary-Treasurer since 1996.
Board Member (Editor, specialty projects): James Huntley Grayson
Residence: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Born: 31 July, 1944
Job: emeritus professor
KSS Member: #1118
Collecting area(s): I collect all periods of Korean stamps before 2010, but my special interest is in the cultural and political meaning of the images which appear on stamps. I collect stamps from all of the East Asian countries past and present. I'm also interested in the very first issues of any stamp issuing authority.

Joined KSS around 2000, board member since September 2018.
Board Member (Editor): Stewart Steres
Residence: Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA
Born: 21 September 1943
Job: retired (pharmacist)
KSS member: #1027
Collecting area(s): South Korea stamps, booklets and commemorative folders.

Joined KSS about 1990, board member since 1996.
Board Member: Peter B. Corson
Residence: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Born: 14 September 1939
Job: retired from Duke Energy Co.; part-time adjunct on faculty of North Carolina State University, Mechanical Engineering Dept since 1976
KSS member: #1163
Collecting areas: North Korea 1948 to approx 1980; stamps and covers.

Joined KSS in 2009, board member since September 2018.
Board Member (Publisher): Simon Howlett
Residence: Wales
Born: 3 March 1969
Job: Film Maker, Digital Marketing & Content Creation
KSS member: #1200
Collecting areas: North Korea, particularly those political orientated design.

Joined KSS in 2018, board member since September 2018.
Board Member (Librarian): Robert (Bob) A. Finder
Residence: Tennyson, South Australia, Australia
Born: 27 April 1947, Missouri, USA
Job: Retired (Chemical Engineer—Biotech)
KSS Member: #757
Collecting area(s): South Korea prior 1972, Netherlands and Colonies prior 1972

Joined KSS in 1976, board member since October 2018.
Board Member (Recruitment/Membership): Gregory V Smith
Residence: Williamsport, PA USA
Job: retired CEO of Transitional Living Centers, Inc
KSS member: #393 joining KSS
Collecting areas: Korean Empire issues; South Korea up to 2000; booklets; presentation sheets; and North Korea up to 1955.

Joined KSS in the mid-1960s, board member since September 2018.

For rules and regulations regarding the Board of Directors please see the KSS By-Laws.