VAA Annual Convention - January 10-11, 2020

VAA Annual Convention - January 10-11, 2020


Virginia Auctioneers Gather for Annual Conference-  Auctioneers from across the state convened on January 10-11, 2020 for the Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA) annual conference.  The conference was held this year at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, VA.

Highlights of this year’s conference included the, annual Trade Show with sixteen (16) industry vendors, the Virginia Auctioneers Ringman Contest and Championship, Auction Marketing Awards, the annual Awards Dinner, 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 and presenters. This year the VAA was honored to have Anne Nouri, Ailie Byers, Billie Jo Schultz and Ambra Walker covering the topics of Sales Tax (Wayfair vs South Dakota), Google, Coins and Stamps.   

Stephen LaRaviere of Galax, VA was crowned the 2020 Virginia Champion Auctioneer with Chip Jones of Hanover, VA being crowned the Ringman Champion.  

The VAA is proud to present three (3) prestigious awards: The Jake Horney Memorial was awarded to Fred Wilson of Hampton, VA, the Auctioneer of the Year was awarded to Kervin Yoder of Stuarts Draft, VA, and the Hall of Fame was awarded to Jerome Clark formally of Mechanicsville, VA. 

The VAA held their annual election of officers at the annual membership business meeting, electing Fred Wilson- President, Josh Puffenbarger – Vice-President, Kathy Woodcock – Treasurer. Directors:  Brad Austin, Kervin Yoder, Amberleigh Wankel, Wendy Grimm and newly elected Linford Berry and Daniel Lanier.

The 2021 Conference will be held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center January 8-9, 2021.

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