Ohio Auctioneers Gather for Annual Conference
Auctioneers from across the state convened for the Ohio Auctioneers Association (OAA) annual conference. The conference was held at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio, January 13-14, 2023.
Highlights of this year’s conference included the annual Trade Show with over a dozen industry vendors, the Ohio Auctioneers Championship, 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 and presenters sponsored by the Ohio Auctioneers Commission/Department of Agriculture.
Austin Miller of Amanda, OH was crowned the 2023 Ohio Auctioneers Senior Division Champion with Orrin Bussey of Greenville, OH, crowned the Junior Champion.
The highest award conveyed to an Auctioneer in Ohio is an induction into the Ohio Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame. Glenn Hess, Sardinia, OH was inducted as the 2023 Hall of Fame inductee.
The OAA held their annual election of officers at the annual membership business meeting, electing Susan Johnson of Guilford, IN – President, Billy Peyton of Middletown, OH– Vice-President, Brad McGovern of New Waterford, OH – Treasurer, Darby Walton, Robert Hall, and Grant Bussey were elected as Directors.