2024 NAA Election

Positions available:

Vice President: One-year term. Will ascend to the presidency the next year. Must have served a full term on the Board of Directors, Education Institute Trustees, AMI Board of Governors or National Auctioneers Foundation Trustees.

Directors: Candidate must be a member of the NAA in good standing for at least three consecutive years; must have served on an NAA committee/task force; must have completed CAI or taken the NAA Leadership Development course. Directors may serve two, three-year terms. Two Directors are elected each year.

Application process:

Obtain a candidate packet by emailing NAA CEO Aaron Ensminger, CAE. All applications must be submitted by 4 pm CT on Friday, March 1, 2024. An interview with the Candidate Review Committee (CRC) will be held during the first two weeks of March. Candidates will be notified if they are being recommended by March 18. Candidates who are not endorsed by the CRC but still choose to run must notify the Committee by 4 p.m. CT on Friday, March 29, 2024. 

The packet includes the following:
  • A signed and completed application
  • A separate document indicating how the candidate demonstrates the “Characteristics and Attributes of an Ideal NAA Board Member.”
  • The names and addresses of three references
  • A professional photograph
  • A one-page document which answers the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in serving on the NAA Board of Directors
  • What have you learned from serving on a volunteer board?

Board responsibilities:

Board members are expected to attend all scheduled face-to-face meetings and those called by Zoom. In addition, Board members are expected to serve on committees as requested by the President. Committees typically meet by electronic means. In addition, it is expected that the Board communicates the work of the organization and shows support for the NAA. The Candidate Packet includes complete job descriptions for both Officers and the Board positions.

Election information:

NAA Board Election voting begins July 24 at 1 pm Central Time. Digital ballots will be emailed to current NAA members. The deadline to vote will be July 25 at 9 a.m. Central Time. You cannot change your vote once it is cast. Be sure to check out the Candidate Q&As published in the April/May edition of Auctioneer magazine. Members will elect one vice president, two directors and one treasurer.

Candidate Review Committee:

Board Chair:  Sherm Hostetter, CAI, AARE, BAS, CES, GPPA
President: Lance Walker, CAI, BAS, CES
EI Trustee Former Chair: Erik Rasmus, CAI, AMM
Foundation Representative: Ruth Ludwig Lind, CAI, AARE, BAS, GPPA
State Representative: Larry (Chip) Pearce, JR., AARE, ATS, CES, GPPA

According to the Bylaws, Article XIII.2, the Candidate Review Committee is responsible for:

  • Working with the Board to identify the optimal Board matrix based on the strengths and needs of the Board (including the need for diversity as defined by the organization).
  • Screening candidates' eligibility and assess qualifications for service.
  • Recommend up to three (3) nominations for each vacancy.

Candidates not recommended by the Candidate Review Committee may still run.