James Croft edited NAVA News from 1996-1997. Founder and director of the Institute of Civic Heraldry since 1980, his vexillological interests focus on city flags and coats of arms throughout the world. He has written extensively on municipal flags, including The Civic Coats of Arms of Mozambique and many articles on Canadian and U.S. civic flags. From 1975-1976 he lived in Johnannesburg, studying South Africas civic flags and coats of arms; his paper “South African Civic Flags” won the Association's Capt. William Driver Award in 1981. He chaired the organizing committee for the Association's 37th annual meeting in Montreal in 2003.
Rich Monahan, an Association officer from 2003-2006, holds an associate degree from the University of Akron and is the Vice President of the Great Waters Association of Vexillology and contributes to its journal, Flagwaver. He also belongs to the Canadian Flag Association, the Flag Institute, and the New England Vexillological Association. His interests lie primarily in how flags relate to the broad political and historical movements they represent. He is a sergeant in the Ohio Army National Guard, having served four years on active duty in Europe and at Fort Stewart, Ga.