2023 VAA Convention

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2023 VAA Convention

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 Virginia Auctioneers Gather for Annual Conference

Auctioneers from across the state convened for the Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA) annual conference. The conference was held at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump in Glen Allen, VA January 27-28, 2023.

Highlights of this year’s conference included the annual Trade Show, the Virginia Champion Auctioneer Contest, Auction Marketing Awards, the Hall of Fame Induction, Presidential Luncheon, and the election of the Board of Directors.Throughout the weekend, Auctioneers were presented with dynamic and engaging educational seminars from industry leading Auctioneers.   

Linford Berry of Dayton, VA was crowned the 2023 Virginia Champion Auctioneer, as well as the 2023 Ringman Champion, Josiah McMurray of Harrisonburg was crowned 2023 Virginia Rookie Champion.

Three prestigious awards were awarded this year to the following.  The Jake Horney Memorial Award was awarded to Shield Jones of Stafford, VA; the Auctioneer of the Year was awarded to Kathy Woodcock of Rhoadesville; and the Hall of the Fame was award to Kelly Strauss of King George.

The VAA held their annual election of officers at the annual membership business meeting, electing Billy Dixon of Powhatan – President; Wendy Grimm of Gasburg, VA– Vice-President; Kathy Woodcock of Rhoadesville, VA – Treasurer; Jarrod Hines of Radford, VA and Jim Weigl of Virginia Beach were elected as Directors. 


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