Barbara Bonnette, CAI, AARE, GPPA, is 2010-2011 Chairwoman for the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Trustees.
She was elected along with Vice-Chairman Steve Hunt, CAI, AARE, GPPA, during CAI 2010, which took place in late March on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.
Bonnette of United Country Bonnette Auction Co. LLC, Alexandria, La., has been an Auctioneer and NAA member for more than 20 years. She also is a member of the Louisiana Auctioneers Association and Texas Auctioneers Association.
She has served as president of the Louisiana association and as vice-chairwoman of the state’s Auction License Board. Bonnette was an NAA director from 2003 to 2006, and she won the International Auctioneer Championship in 2006.
Hunt of The Auction Team, Grand Junction, Colo., founded his company with his father, Ed, in 1987, according to the company’s Web site. He specializes in appraisals and real estate, heavy equipment and business liquidation auctions.
He is a member of the Colorado Auctioneers Association, for which he has served as president. He also has served as secretary/treasurer for the association.