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.

2014

Ken Troutt
*Ken Troutt, Emmett, ID
Rex D. Schrader
Rex D. Schrader, Columbia City, IN

2013

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

2012

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

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

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

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

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

2003

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

2002

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

2001

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

2000

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

1999

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

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

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

1994

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

1993

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

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

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

1988

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

1987

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

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

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

1982

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

1981

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

1980

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

1979

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

1978

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

1977

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

1976

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

1975

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

1974

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

1973

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

1972

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

1971

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

1970

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

1969

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

1968

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

1967

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

1966

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

1965

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

1964

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

1963

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

1962

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

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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.

2014

Wendy Lambert, BAS
Wendy Lambert, BAS, Coppell, TX
Jason Miller
Jason Miller, Quaker City, OH

2013

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

2012

Justin Ochs
Justin Ochs, Hendersonville, TN

2011

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

2010

2009

Kevin Borger
Kevin Borger, Hutchinson, KS

2008

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

2007

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

2006

John Nicholls
John Nicholls, Fredericksburg, VA

2005

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

2004

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

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

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

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.

2014

Justin Croy
Justin Croy, Culver, IN

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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* Deceased

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.

2014

Hannes Combest, CAE, Overland Park, KS

2008

Kurt Kiefer, CAI, Fargo, ND

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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

2004

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

2003

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