The NAA, NAF elect new leaders

Newly elected members

National Auctioneers Association members elected Bryan Knox, CAI, of JP King Auction Co., Gardendale, Ala., and John Nicholls of Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Fredericksburg, Va., to the association’s Board of Directors on Thursday, July 15.

B. Mark Rogers, CAI, AARE, of Rogers Realty & Auction Co Inc., Mount Airy, N.C., is the association’s new President, and Christie King, CAI, AARE, BAS, of C. King Benefit Auctions LLC, Glencoe, Ala., remains the NAA’s Vice President.

Also during the NAA and National Auctioneers Foundation Annual Business Meeting and Election, members chose the following NAA Auctioneers for the NAF Board of Trustees:

  • Jack Hines, CAI, AARE, GPPA, of Hines Auction Service Inc., Ellsworth, Wis.
  • Mike Jones, CAI, GPPA, of United Country Auction Services, Dallas, Texas
  • Randy Ruhter of Ruhter Auction & Realty Inc., Hastings, Neb.

In his speech before the NAA election, its incoming Director Nicholls let attendees know he would never put the auction profession or the association in a bad light, and he said he stood behind all NAA Auctioneers. Knox said he wanted to make sure the association effects change for all types of Auctioneers, including those who use traditional bid calling and those who use online auctions.

In his speech before the NAF election, Hines told attendees of the NAA Conference and Show in Greensboro, N.C., he would commit his time to enhancing technology, fundraising and education. Jones said he wanted to focus on keeping the NAA operating, preserving the association’s history and preparing young Auctioneers. Ruhter said he would support the NAA in its efforts to further membership, education and communication.

Also during the NAA/NAF meeting, the Foundation announced it had given more than $1 million to the NAA in the past nine years. The NAF also presented the following awards:

  • Distinguished Leadership Award: Rob Doyle, CAI, CES, of United Country ― Absolute Auction & Realty Inc., Pleasant Valley, N.Y.
  • Distinguished Service Award: Kip Toner, BAS, of Kip Toner Benefit Auctions, Seattle
  • Outstanding Service Award: Don Shearer, CAI, CES, GPPA, of Auction Services, Kissimmee, Fla.

Also during the meeting, NAA Treasurer Kurt Kiefer of Kiefer Auction Cos., Fargo, N.D., let members know the NAA is financially stable. The organization, he said, is profitable with about 4,000 members, and the NAA’s goal is to make a 5 percent annual profit.

The 2010-2011 NAA Board of Directors is as follows:

  • President B. Mark Rogers, CAI, AARE
  • Vice President Christie King, CAI, AARE, BAS
  • Treasurer Kurt Kiefer
  • Past President Scott Musser, CAI, BAS
  • Chief Executive Officer Hannes Combest


  • Randy Burdette, CAI, CES
  • J.J. Dower, CAI, AARE
  • Dennis Jackson, CAI, AARE, CES
  • Shawn Terrel, CAI, AARE
  • Merle Booker, CAI, GPPA
  • Robert Mayo, CAI, AARE, ATS
  • Harold Musser, CAI
  • Bryan Knox, CAI
  • John Nicholls


Filed under Conference and Show, NAA Members, National Auctioneers Foundation

2 responses to “The NAA, NAF elect new leaders

  1. Congradulations to all many blessings, strong leadership and the desire to serve. May we continue to look for today and the future of members past, present and future. Stay together to serve the Industry will equality, assurance and ethical behavior, finance to keep the high standards for all. Hammer down it is sold, the winners of 2010 and beyond that the NAA is alive and Working for all.
    Capital City Auction + Realty Company, Washinton, DC
    W. Ronald and Crystal L Evans and family, staff.

  2. Congratulations to all of the aforementioned individuals! I am delighted to know – or have met – the majority of you during my time at the convention, and have confidence that you have what it takes to represent the NAA/NAF in all your endeavors.

    Again, congrats to you all….onward and upward!

    Kindest regards,

    Audra (“Muffy”) Bennett
    (Auction Systems Auctioneers and Appraisers)


    Gary Bennett

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