NAA Members Elect New Leadership to Guide Evolving Industry

Overland Park, Kan.July 16, 2009 – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA), the largest professional organization for auctioneers and auction professionals, has elected a new slate of officers and board of directors to lead the organization for the coming year. The election occurred earlier today during the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show at the Overland Park Convention Center.

2009-2010 election results:
President: Scott Musser, CAI, BAS – Pasco, WA
President-elect: Mark Rogers, CAI, AARE – Mt. Airy, NC
Vice president: Christie King, CAI, AARE, BAS – Glencoe, AL
Director: Robert Mayo, CAI, AARE, ATS – Kansas City, MO
Director: Harold Musser, CAI – Cody, WY
Director: Merle Booker, CAI, GPPA – Eltopia, WA
Appointed Director: Joe Calhoun – Kansas City, MO

With this passing of the gavel, past NAA President Randy Wells, will assume the position of Chairman of the Board, which was held by former President Tommy Williams, CAI. The newly-appointed Directors will join nine existing Directors on the Board. Joe Calhoun, business consultant, was appointed by President Musser to sit on the Board; his term will last for one year. Kurt Aumann, Nokomis, Ill., will take over as Chairman of the Education Institute Board of Trustees. Scott Schumann, Eaton, Colo., will fill the Vice Chairman of the Education Institute position.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He is currently community evangelist for Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron serves as the current president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association and in the past has served on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote and instructed the ATS designation course from NAA. He currently instructs the Internet Auction Methods course offered by the NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has competed in multiple state auctioneer contests including placing twice within the top 5 in Kansas. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.