Radford native elected to National Auctioneers Association

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., (www.nichollsauction.com) announces that the National Auctioneers Association elected Kelly D. Strauss, CAI of Nicholls Auction Marketing Group to its Board of Directors at its recent 2018 International Auctioneers Conference and Show held in Jacksonville, FL.

The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) is the auction industry’s largest membership association with over 3,800 members.

Strauss said that the importance of family was a significant factor in both his personal and professional auction lives.

“We are truly a family in the NAA. During this short week, we see auctioneers rekindling friendships, catching up on each other’s lives, and we see auctioneers helping other auctioneers,” stated Strauss. “I will be proposing an NAA mentorship program to assist the success of new and even returning auctioneers as they become part of the NAA auction family.”

In his speech before the NAA election, Strauss said he would keep the best interest of the National Auctioneers Association at the forefront to enhance its image.

As auction coordinator of Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., Strauss oversees the day-to-day management of many complex auction projects for the company. A graduate of the Worldwide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, IA and the Certified Auctioneers Institute, Bloomington, IN, Strauss was born and raised in the New River Valley region of Virginia in Christiansburg and Radford. He is an auctioneer from King George County, VA where he has made his home for over 20 years with his wife and two children.

Strauss has most recently represented the auction industry serving as the 2015 Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA) President. Strauss was instrumental in scheduling highly respected members of the auction industry to speak at VAA meeting during his tenure of the VAA Board of Directors.

Strauss has served on numerous national, state, and local boards and is active in many community and church activities in King George.
For more information about Kelly Strauss and the NAA, visit www.nichollsauction.com and www.auctioneers.org.