14 March 2018,

2018 NAA Election: Candidate endorsements announced

The NAA Candidate Review Committee has announced its endorsements for this July’s election.

By NAA Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 14, 2018) – Ahead of the annual election to be held during the Annual Business Meeting in July, the NAA Candidate Review Committee has concluded its work for the 2018 election.

A total of seven (7) candidates have been endorsed for three positions – including vice president (three candidates) and two director seats (four candidates).

The following candidates will be running for election at the annual meeting July 19 at the 69th International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Jacksonville, Florida:

Vice President

– Janine Huisman, CAI, AMM, BAS, CAS, GPPA
– Shawn Terrel, CAI, AARE
– Jason Winter, CAI, AARE, AMM, CES

Director (2 positions)

– Ailie Byers, CAI, AMM, BAS
– Kenny Lindsay, CAI
– Junior Staggs, CAI
– Kelly Strauss, CAI

Serving on the NAA Board is a three-year commitment for the Vice President and Directors. The Vice President serves a one-year term, ascends to the presidency the following year, and then concludes service as Chairman of the Board. Directors may serve two, three-year terms. Two Directors are elected each year.

Absentee ballots will be available on May 1, 2018.

The nominating committee’s process for recognizing candidates consists of reviewing applications and interviewing each candidate. Detailed descriptions of each position – as well as the qualifications, knowledge, and skills needed based on the competencies required for the Board – are outlined on the NAA website. Candidates are given until the end of February to complete and return an application to be considered to serve on the Board.

Per NAA Bylaws, up to three candidates per position may be endorsed by the Candidate Review Committee. Candidates who do not receive an endorsement may still run for election by notifying NAA headquarters by April 1 to be included on absentee ballots.  This year, all candidates received the Committee’s endorsement.

The five-member Nominating Committee includes: John Nicholls, AARE, AMM (Chair); Scott H. Shuman, CAI; Mike Jones, CAI, BAS, GPPA (Foundation Representative); Tom Jordan, CAI, AARE, AMM, CES, MPPA (Education Institute Vice Chair); and Don Shearer, CAI, AARE, BAS, CES, GPPA (State Leader Representative).

For more information, visit auctioneers.org/naa-financials-and-governance.