Wade E. Saadi of Brooklyn, New York, was selected as President of the American Philatelic Society during a teleconferenced Board of Directors meeting September 22 at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania according to an APS press release..
Saadi was selected in a public roll-call vote that followed a tribute to President Nicholas G. Carter, who passed away September 11, and a moment of silence in Nick’s memory.
A Life Member of the APS, President Saadi previously served on the APS Board as a Director-at-Large, and more recently as Chairman of the Board of Vice Presidents, as well as chairing the APS Membership Recruiting Committee.
Saadi brings extensive financial, managerial, and real estate experience to the position, having been successful both as founder, president and CEO of an award-winning computer services/software/executive search company, and then as head of a full-service real estate office in the highly competitive New York City marketplace.
Saadi has collected the full range of United States stamps, from early U.S. issues through modern plate number coils. Recipient of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society’s Chase Cup in 1997 for a three-part article in The American Philatelist
Saadi also is President of the USPCS, immediate past President of the Collectors Club (New York), and President of NY-2016, leading the organization of the next international philatelic exhibition to be held in the United States. Saadi was actively involved in the incubation of the “Shaping the Future of Philately” Council to promote youth philately, and has been a member since 2003 of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s Council of Philatelists, where he chairs the New Initiatives committee.
Previously, he chaired the committee overseeing the Arago® project, an online research resource at www.arago.si.edu enabling all Americans to study stamps and the history of postal operations as seen through the NPM’s collection.
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