NAA 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, Kansas.



Hall of Fame 2013



Hall of Fame 2011


Hall of Fame 2010


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
* 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.

To access the footage of the 2013 and 2014 IAC competition, please go to NAAeducation.org. You will need to create an account if you don’t already have one.

IAC Champion 2015


IAC Champions 2014


IAC Champions 2013


IAC Champions 2012


IAC Champions 2011


IAC Champions 2010


IAC Champions 2009


IAC Champions 2008


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IAC Champion 1993


IAC Champion 1992


IAC Champion 1991


IAC Champion 1990


IAC Champion 1989


IAC Champions 1988


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.

IJAC Champion 2015


IJAC Champion 2014


IJAC Champion 2013


IJAC Champion 2012


IJAC Champion 2011


IJAC Champion 2010


2009

Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE

2008

Jacob Barth, Moses Lake, WA

2007

Trev Moravec, David City, NE

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

* Deceased