About NAA Education

The NAA Education Institute is dedicated to providing members with the latest in auction continuing education. Our custom-built seminars and professional designation programs are designed to help our members adapt and succeed in today’s profession.

NAA Education History

NAA Education has a long history before becoming a part of NAA and as a part of NAA.

In 1976, AMI (Auction Marketing Institute) was founded and quickly became the premier provider for advanced auction education.

For years, AMI and NAA existed together, each filling a role for auctioneers worldwide. In 2002 the leadership of NAA and AMI made a bold decision to merge the two organizations and ensure the long term health and prosperity of both organizations. The merger was completed in 2003.

Today, the Education Institute functions as an important arm of NAA, governed by a committee of Trustees, who are tasked with ensuring the viability and quality of NAA’s educational programs.

Through designation programs, education online, sessions at NAA events such as conference & show, freestanding advanced events such as Educational summits, and many more avenues, the tradition of superior education at NAA continues. 


Contact the NAA Education Department at (913) 541-8084 or email education@auctioneers.org.

NAA Education Institute Trustees

  • Sherm Hostetter, CAI, AARE, BAS, CES, GPPA
  • Mike Fisher, CAI, AARE, ATS, BAS, CES, GPPA
  • Beth Rose, CAI, AARE, AMM
  • T. Kyle Swicegood, CAI, GPPA
  • Lynne Zink, CAI, BAS, CES
  • Kathy Packard, CAI
  • Anne Nouri, CAI, AARE, BAS, GPPA
  • Erik Rasmus, CAI, AMM

Apply to become an NAA Education Institute Trustee!

The National Auctioneers Association wants YOU to serve on the Education Institute Trustees!

We are looking for dynamic people to lead the organization's education into this next decade. There are two representative positions open to serve on the Education Institute Trustees.

Review this form and position description if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Kristina Franz, NAA Director of Education. NAA members and designation holders who wish to be considered for a position of Trustee for the NAA Education Institute (EI) must submit information declaring their interest by Mar. 1, 2021.

Do I qualify to apply for the Education Institute Trustees?
  • Have you been an NAA member for three years? If yes, then….move forward. If no, you will need to wait.
  • Do you hold a current NAA designation? If yes, then…move forward. If no, get registered!