From professional licensing and small business regulations to changing real estate and tax laws, the issues impacting the auction industry are many. Led by the Advocacy Committee, the NAA’s efforts focus on proactively identifying, prioritizing and acting upon federal issues that affect the way that our members do business. The NAA hosts an annual Day on the Hill each Spring to help advocate for the association's most critical issues to legislative and regulatory officials in Washington, D.C.


NAA Public Policy Agenda

Through the NAA Public Policy Agenda, the National Auction Association Board of Directors is committed to representing NAA members in Washington, D.C., and advocating that NAA members be the preferred auction professionals used in the marketplace.
Download the Public Policy Agenda


Contact the NAA at (913) 541-8084 or email

NAA Advocacy Committee

  • Wade Baer, CAI, AMM
    CHAIR (Term ends 2024)
  • Jay Cash, BAS, CES
    VICE CHAIR (Term ends 2024)
  • Sherm Hostetter, CAI, AARE, BAS, CES, GPPA
    EC Liaison (Term ends 2024)
  • Isaac Schultz
    (Term ends 2024)
  • Isaac Stoller, CAI
    (Term ends 2026)
  • Stephen LaRaviere
    (Term ends 2025)
  • Jeff Morris, CAI, AARE
    (Term ends 2025)
  • Jennifer Gableman, CAI, ATS
    (Term ends 2024)
  • Terri Walker, CAI, BAS, CES
    (Term ends 2026)

Interested in joining the NAA Advocacy Committee?

The National Auction Association wants YOU to serve on the NAA Advocacy Committee and lead the organization's advocacy in this next decade!

The Advocacy Committee application period ends March 1, 2024. APPLY HERE

NAA members and designation holders who wish to be considered for a position on the Advocacy Committee must submit an application. The application period is now closed. If you have any questions about becoming a part of the Advocacy Committee, please don’t hesitate to contact Aaron Ensminger, Chief Executive Officer.

Do I qualify to apply for the Advocacy Committee?

  • 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!