Auction Academy Plans Training Session in Dallas in February

January 29, 2024 | 2024 - Press Releases

FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Auction Academy’s newest class, Class 8, is in full academic swing having completed two in-person sessions and three virtual training sessions, and is currently preparing to come together for Session #3 in Dallas, Texas in February. Class 8 is Auction Academy’s largest to date, with 34 students from around the country representing auto auctions, finance companies, and other entities that provide services to the auto auction industry.Says Penny Wanna, Academy President, “We have an outstanding group of students in Class 8 who are devoted to the industry and are eager to increase their skill and knowledge as they participate in Auction Academy’s two-year training and development experience.”Wanna notes that Auction Academy’s curriculum includes quarterly in-person meetings, alternating with virtual classroom sessions.  Both formats include training led by subject matter experts in the remarketing field from all over the country.Following its inaugural session in Nashville, Tennessee in August 2023, … Continued

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Auction Academy Fields Next Class Group; Includes First Commercial Consignor

August 15, 2023 | 2023 - Press Releases

Franklin, TN — Auction Academy has announced that enrollment for its newest class group – Class 8 – is complete.  Now in its 12th year, Auction Academy is a leadership training program for professionals in the vehicle remarketing industry.  It will launch Class 8 with a three-day meeting, August 17-19, in its home base of Nashville, Tennessee.Says Penny Wanna, Academy President, “We are excited to meet in Nashville to launch our next group of 30 students on their two-year journey.  The curriculum includes quarterly meetings, alternating with digital/zoom sessions.  Both formats include training led by experts in the remarketing field from all over the country.”Class 8’s schedule in August leads off with a tour of the Nissan Manufacturing Plant, followed by the group’s opening session at Manheim’s Nashville Auto Auction. The group will participate in training sessions led by Charlie Vogelheim of Auction Academy, Eric Stevens of Littler Labor & Employment … Continued

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Auction Academy Opens Registration for Class Group 8 at CAR

March 23, 2023 | 2023 - Press Releases

Franklin, TN — Auction Academy has announced it will open formal registration for Class Group 8 in conjunction with the CAR Conference, to be held March 28-30 in Las Vegas.  This class will launch its eight-session program in August of 2023 in Nashville, TN, following with its second quarterly meeting in November in Phoenix, AZ in conjunction with NRC/Used Car Week.“We are already adding students to the roster and expect to fill our 8th Class Group quickly,” said Penny Wanna, President of Auction Academy.  “Positive reviews by previous graduates and the companies they work for have generated great interest and excitement for the upcoming Class Group.”Auction Academy Class Group 8 will meet in-person quarterly to pursue the academy’s in-depth curriculum, alternating with virtual classroom training on a variety of industry topics.Auction Academy was developed by TPC Management Company at the urging of a number of industry leaders who saw the … Continued

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Auction Academy Students Making Impact

February 9, 2023 | 2023 - Press Releases

FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Auction Academy’s Class Group 7 is making its mark on the remarketing industry, and four of its class members have recently been promoted into significant management positions, reports Auction Academy President, Penny Wanna.  Recently announced promotions include Houston Gordon as Assistant General Manager at Greensboro Auto Auction, Danny McNelis as Director Auction Relationships at NextGear Capital, Stacy Brown as Vice President of Digital Sales at Dealers Auto Auction Group, and Chris Karwoski as Assistant Vice President of Reconditioning Operations at Manheim/Cox Automotive.“It is exciting to see Auction Academy students and graduates progress in their careers as they pursue intensive industry training with Auction Academy,” said Wanna.  We congratulate these four members of Class Group 7 on their promotions and know they’ll contribute a high level of skill and professionalism to their respective companies.”   Houston has worked for the Greensboro Auto Auction since 2018, although his relationship with … Continued

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Auction Academy’s 7th Class Group Completes First Half of Year with Comprehensive Training

August 4, 2022 | 2022 - Press Releases

Franklin, TN — Auction Academy enrolled the largest class in the decade-long history of the program with the launch of Class Group 7.  A total of 30 students from 17 states across the country represent a variety of disciples within the automotive industry, including auction operations, floorplan and finance, technology and remarketing.This new Class Group is our largest and most diverse Class Group to date, and, following the opening session last fall in Nashville, we’re well into an exciting and comprehensive curriculum,” said Auction Academy President, Penny Wanna. “Now in our tenth year, we’re excited to see so many graduates of Auction Academy assuming leadership roles in the industry and, in turn, sharing their knowledge and experience by leading classroom and training sessions.”Auction Academy has completed the first half of 2022 with its newest Class Group meeting together in a virtual classroom setting as well as in-person to pursue the … Continued

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