Peter K. Tompa Appointed as New IAPN Executive Director

Peter K. Tompa has accepted the position of IAPN’s Executive Director, effective January 1, 2024. He succeeds long-time IAPN Executive Director, Jean-Luc Van der Schueren.

Peter K. Tompa.

Peter K. Tompa.

Previously and going forward, Tompa has acted as the IAPN’s outside legal counsel, advocating for fair treatment for the micro and small businesses of the numismatic trade before government regulators. He has practiced cultural property law since the 1990’s and has written and lectured extensively about the subject. He is a past co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee. He has been an avid ancient coin collector since he first saw such coins for sale while on a European family vacation in the early 1970’s. He is a life member of the American Numismatic Association and the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild as well as a Life Fellow of the American Numismatic Society. Tompa was recently appointed as the IAPN’s representative on a European Commission expert sub-group on “Dialogue with the Art Market.”

Tompa hopes to assist IAPN’s President and Executive Committee in fostering a healthy and prosperous numismatic trade conducted according to the highest standards of business ethics and commercial practice.