NORFOLK, VA. – R. Bracky Rogers, CAI of Mount Airy, N.C., assumed the presidency of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) on July 20 during the NAA’s annual convention in Norfolk. Rogers had previously served as NAA vice president and director.
Rogers plans to continue the work of maintaining the NAA as the source of new technology for auctioneers, as well as continuing to expand public awareness of the auction method of marketing. He also plans on expanding service and programs to the beginning auctioneer.
Giving something back is also a priority of Rogers presidency. He will continue the organization’s commitment to the Memphis, Tenn.-based St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the official NAA charity. Members have raised almost $1.5 million for the hospital.
More than 1,200 auctioneers, their staffs and families attended the convention, which featured educational workshops, the International Auctioneer Championship and the annual meeting. The convention also featured the induction of three long-time auctioneers into the NAA Hall of Fame.
Robert H. Glass Sr, CAI, Sterling, Conn.; Richard J. Keenan, CAI, AARE, South Portland, Maine; and James G. Murphy, Edmonds, Wash., will each be honored with a plaque in the NAA Hall of Fame, located in Overland Park, Kan.
The 2001 convention will take place July 17 to 21 in Boise, Idaho.