NAA’s Hannes Combest launches blog

Hannes Combest

NAA CEO Hannes Combest, CAE - image via GCM Blog

Hannes Combest, CAE, is the Chief Executive officer of the National Auctioneers Association. Yesterday, she launched a blog over at Blogspot with a series of articles about the Certified Auctioneers Institute, currently underway in Bloomington, Indiana. We’ll be covering CAI next week as the conclusion of our series on NAA designations, but head over to Hannes’s blog now for some great play-by-play accountings of the most educational and exciting offering from the NAA Education Institute.

To our knowledge, Hannes’s blog is the first and only blog from a member of NAA staff. We hope Hannes continues to post and that blogging might become part of the official duties of several members of NAA staff, perhaps officially making it into the new NAA website which is currently in the works.

You’ll find a permanent link to her blog in the blogroll of auction support sites in the lower right column of this website. If you know of any other non-vendor, non-auctioneer weblogs or websites, please let us know in the comments.

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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.