About NAA - Awards & Honors

Hall of Fame

Established in 1961, the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame recognizes leaders within the auction industry. Bronze-etched portrait plaques of Hall of Fame honorees adorn the walls of the National Auctioneers Museum located at the NAA headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.

2013

Dennis Kruse, CAI
Dennis Kruse, CAI, Auburn, IN
John Dixon, CAI
John Dixon, CAI, Marietta, GA

2012

Pat Massart, CAI
*Pat Massart, CAI, Green Bay, WI
Marvin Henderson
Marvin Henderson, Livingston, LA

2011

Joe Wilson, CAI
Joe Wilson, CAI, Hot Springs, AR

2010

William Yonce, CAI
William Yonce, CAI, Florence, SC
Barry Gordon, CAI, AARE, CES
Barry Gordon, CAI, AARE, CES, Kingston, Ontario

2009

Marvin E. Alexander, CAI, Martin, TN
Larry Latham, CAI, Las Vegas, NV
Stephen D. Lewis, Morehead, KY

2008

John Roebuck, CAI, AARE, Memphis, TN
*Wayne Stewart, Audobon, IA
Gary Ryther, CAI, Lawson, MO
Randy Ruhter, Hastings, NE

2007

Spanky Assiter, CAI, AARE, Amarillo, TX
Cookie Lockhart, CAI, CES, GPPA, Steamboat Springs, CO
Larry Theurer, CAI, GPPA, Wellington, KS

2006

Robert G. Frey, Archbold, OH
*George M. Kurtz, Morganfield, KY
Robert A. Doyle, CAI, CES, Pleasant Valley, NY

2005

Donald L. Shearer, CAI, BAS, CES, GPPA,, Kissimmee, FL
Joe Small, CAI, Terrell, TX
William Z. Fox, CAI, Owings Mills, MD

2004

William B. Kurtz, CAI, Owensboro, KY
Louis "Benny" Fisher, Jr., CAI, Pompano Beach, FL
Keith Babb, CAI, AARE, GPPA, Monroe, LA

2003

T. Eddie Haynes, CAI, AARE, Yukon, OK
Stephen Schofield, CAI, BAS, North Conway, NH
Rex B. Newcom, CAI, Wichita, KS

2002

*Byron Dilgard, Ashland, OH
*D.L. Booker, Connell, WA
Robin Marshall, Elm Creek, NE

2001

*Robert Musser, Cody, WY
Wil Hahn, CAI, Bath, PA
Virgil Butts, CAI, Brazil, IN

2000

*James Murphy, Edmonds, WA
*Robert Glass, CAI, Sterling, CT
Richard Keenan, Cape Elizabeth, ME

1999

Ralph Zettlemoyer, Fogelsville, PA
T. Joseph Tarpley, CAI, Rome, GA
Robert Steffes, CAI, GPPA, Fargo, ND

1998

Richard J. Moyer, Spring City, PA
Patrick K. Goggins, Billings, MT
Dudley Althaus, Fredericksburg, TX

1997

Ronald W. Faison, Zebulon, NC
Richard T. Kiko, CAI, Canton, OH
Jack Nitz, CAI, Fremont, NE

1996

LeRoy Van Dyke, Smithton, MO
Earl Brown, Junction City, KS
Haskel "Hack" Ayers, LaFollette, TN

1995

Hugh B. Miller, CAI, AARE, CES, Evansville, IN
Forrest A. Mendenhall, CAI, AARE, High Point, NC
*Ike Hamilton, West Monroe, LA

1994

*Dean H. Parker, Logan, UT
*Richard W. Dewees, Kansas City, MO
Sammy Ford, CAI, Mount Vernon, KY

1993

*Roy Crume, CAI, Kokomo, IN
*L.H. "Bing" Carter, Olathe, KS
*Hugh Campbell, Chillicothe, MO

1992

Vernell Johnson, Lyons, SD
Wally Laumeyer, Cape Coral, FL
*C. Roger Lewis, Morehead, KY

1991

*William J. Josko, Canton, SD
*J.C. "Jake" Horney, Wytheville, VA
William L. Gaule, Chatham, IL

1990

J. Edward Vierheller, CAI, Catoosa, OK
Ray Sims, Raymore, MO
*Howard Buckles, Keosauqua, IA

1989

*Lenzie Beck, Sikeston, MO
*Hubert D. Songer, CAI, Murfreesboro, TN
*James D. Stevens, Nashville, TN

1988

*John P. O'Connor, CAI, Owensboro, KY
Archie Moody, Darlington, SC
*Ford Good, Wadsworth, OH

1987

*W. Craig Lawing, CAI, Charlotte, NC
*Troil C. Welton, Wray, CO
*William J. Wendelin, Henderson, TX

1986

Garth W. Wilber, Bronson, MI
*George Michael, Merrimack, NH
*Charles E. Cumberlin, CAI AARE, Brush, CO

1985

*J. Meredith Darbyshire, Wilmington, OH
Martin E. Higgenbotham, CAI, CES, Lakeland, FL
*J.L. Todd, Rome, GA

1984

Harvey C. Lambright, CAI, AARE, CES, MPPA, LaGrange, IN
Warren Collins, Pharr, TX
*Clive Anderson, Sr., Nashville, TN

1983

*Russell K. Beebe, West Palm Beach, FL
*Joseph W. Donahoe, Darlington, WI
R.E. Voorheis, Harrisburg, MO

1982

*John Rhodes, Ottumwa, IA
*Elias H. Frey, Archbold, OH
*Lyle Erickson, CAI, Bella Vista, AR

1981

*B.G. Coats, Rumson, NJ
C.P. Terry Dunning, CAI, MPPA, Elgin, IL
*Russell T. Kiko, Minerva, OH

1980

Wylie Rittenhouse, CAI, Vanderbilt, PA
*Earl S. Penfield, Lemmon, SD

1979

*Ken Barnicle, Jackson, MO
*Robert F. Losey, Sr., Renton, WA

1978

*Grover Howell, Houston, TX
*Curtis E. Cunningham, Greenwood, SC

1977

*W.J. "Bill" Hagen, Billings, MT
*Morris Fannon, Pennington Gap, VA

1976

*Wendell Ritchie, Marathon, IA
*Richard M. Brewer, Mt. Hope, KS

1975

*Wayne Kessler, Campbellsville, KY
*Dean W. Fleming, CAI, Atkinson, NE

1974

*Romayne Sherman, Goshen, IN
*Jim Messersmith, Jerome, ID

1973

Robert E. Penfield, Bowman, ND
*Timothy E. Anspach, Albany, NY

1972

*Brad L. Wooley, Little Rock, AR
*Ralph W. Horst, Marion, PA

1971

*Rex Young, Plattsmouth, NE
*Albert C. Dunning, Elgin, IL

1970

*John L. Cummins, Cynthiana, KY
*Ernest C. Freund, Fond du Lac, WI

1969

*Fred S. Ramsay, Madison, TN
*John A. Overton, Albuquerque, NM

1968

*Herbert W. Van Pelt, Readington, NJ
*Walter S. Britten, Bryan, TX

1967

*Frank E. Fitzgerald, Bismarck, ND
*Louis L. Stambler, Honolulu, HI

1966

*Leon E. Joy, Ames, IA
*Charles Corkle, Norfolk, NE

1965

*Harris Wilcox, Bergen, NY
*Tom D. Berry, West Newton, PA

1964

*Bernard C. Hart, Lincoln, NE
*Henry Rasmussen, St. Paul, NE

1963

*Dan J. Fuller, Albion, NE
*Guy L. Pettit, Bloomfield, IA

1962

*Jack Gordon, Chicago, IL
*Ernest T. Sherlock, St. Francis, KS
*Arthur W. Thompson, Lincoln, NE
*Herman W. Sigrist, LaGrange, IN

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* Deceased

International Auctioneer Champions

The International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) was established in 1988. The first IAC Champion was Paul Behr, CAI, of Denver, Colo., in 1988. In 1994, Marcy Goldring of Farmington, Ill., was awarded the first female IAC Champion title when the men's and women's divisions were established. IAC Champions are considered to be "the best of the best" within the auction industry. From livestock and auto auctioneers, to real estate and benefit auctioneers, each auctioneer competes against fellow professionals to be crowned an IAC Champion.

2013

Andy White, CAI
Andy White, CAI, Ashland, OH

2012

Justin Ochs
Justin Ochs, Hendersonville, TN

2011

Camille Booker, CAI, CES
Joseph Mast, CAI
Joseph Mast, CAI, Millersburg, OH

2010

2009

Kevin Borger
Kevin Borger, Hutchinson, KS

2008

Jodi Sweeney, BAS
Jodi Sweeney, BAS, Waukon, IA
C.D.

2007

Denise Shearin
Denise Shearin, Brandywine, MD
Bryan Knox, CAI, GPPA

2006

John Nicholls
John Nicholls, Fredericksburg, VA

2005

Carey Aasness
Carey Aasness, Dalton, MN
Johnna Wells
Johnna Wells, Portland, OR

2004

Merv Hilpipre
Merv Hilpipre, Cedar Falls, IA
Dawn Wilfong
Dawn Wilfong, Goshen, IN

2003

Kaija Kokesh
Kaija Kokesh, Palisade, MN
Jeff Stokes
Jeff Stokes, Edgewood, WA

2002

Jill Doherty
Jill Doherty, Bay Shore, NY

2001

Scott Musser, CAI, BAS
Scott Musser, CAI, BAS, Kenniwick, WA

2000

Amy Assiter
Amy Assiter, Alex, OK
Mike Espe
Mike Espe, Elburn, IL

1999

Cheri Boots-Sutton
Cheri Boots-Sutton, Louisiana, MO
Wayne Wheat
Wayne Wheat, Fulshear, TX

1998

1997

Lori Kiko, CES
Lori Kiko, CES, Canton, OH
Andy Dunning
Andy Dunning, Houston, TX

1996

Greg Rice
Greg Rice, Coshocton, OH

1995

Shannon Mays, AARE
Shannon Mays, AARE, El Dorado Springs, MO

1994

Marcy Goldring-Edenburn
Marcy Goldring-Edenburn, Farmington, IL
Greg Highsmith
Greg Highsmith, Vinita, OK

1993

Tracy Sullivan
Tracy Sullivan, Prague, OK

1992

Shane Ratliff
Shane Ratliff, Lemont, IL

1991

1990

Neal Davis
Neal Davis, Beebe, AK

1989

Marvin Alexander, CAI

1988

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* Deceased

International Junior Auctioneer Champions

The International Junior Auctioneer Championship (IJAC) was established in 2007. Young Auctioneers between the ages of 12 and 18 compete for the title each year at the International Auctioneers Conference & Show.

2013

Halie Behr
Halie Behr, Grimes, IA

2012

Julia Sparks
Julia Sparks, Canyon, TX

2011

Curtis Wetovick
Curtis Wetovick, Fullerton, NE

2010

Nolan Bell
Nolan Bell, Gray, PA

2009

Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE

2008

Jacob Barth, Moses Lake, WA

2007

Trev Moravec, David City, NE

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President's Award of Distinction

The NAA Board of Directors established the President's Award of Distinction in 2002 to honor those members whose conduct has distinguished the auction profession or the National Auctioneers Association. The award is bestowed on recipients during the annual International Auctioneers Conference and Show.

2008

Kurt Kiefer, Fargo, ND

2007

Jane Campbell Chambliss, CAI, AARE, CES, MPPA, Annapolis, MD
Joe R. Wilson, Hot Springs, AR
Pat Vredevoogd Combs, Grand Rapids, MI
Robert A. Hamilton, Fuquay Varina, NC

2006

Carl J. Radde, CAI, Cologne, MN
Martin J. Higgenbotham, CAI, Lakeland, FL
Jane Aumann, Nokomis, IL

2005

John Roebuck, CAI, AARE, Memphis, TN
National Auctioneers Foundation, Overland Park, KS
Larry Theurer, CAI, GPPA, Wellington, KS

2004

John Stephen Proffitt, III, Staunton, VA
Chris Pracht, CAI, AARE, CES, Anderson, SC

2003

C.P. Terry Dunning, CAI, GPPA, Elgin, IL
Thomas M. McInnis, CAI, AARE, Rockingham, NC
Thomas W. Saturley, CAI, Portland, ME
Kurt Aumann, CAI, ATS, Nokomis, IL

2002

Forrest Mendenhall, CAI, AARE, High Point, NC
Larry A. McCool, CAI, Madison, MS

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* Deceased