Auction Academy, an industry-focused continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company, welcomed the Inaugural Class to its first quarterly session over the May 3-5 weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. Said Randall McCathren, COO of Auction Academy: “The first session exceeded our expectations in every aspect. The Next Generation Owner course, a two-year training and development program for the sons and daughters of today’s Independent auction owners, includes 16 students representing 14 independent auto auctions and one vendor company. This group will move together as a cohesive class over the two-year curriculum, with classes held quarterly in different cities around the country.”
In planning and development for the better part of a year, Auction Academy was conceived with the urging and support of a number of industry leaders who saw the need for a formal program to train auction owners of the future.
Participants in the first session of Auction Academy are Bobby Bailey (Mid-South Auto Auction), Josh Bailey (Charleston A/A); Beth and Emily Barber (State Line A/A); Cody Boswell (KCIAA and Missouri A/A), Chrissy Briggs-Sellstrom (Greater Erie A/A); Charles Wyatt Carter (SADE); Kevin Jackson (Pittsburgh Independent AA); Aaron and Brian McConkey (DAA Northwest); Dustin Nutter (Direct Reconditioning); Aaron and Andrew Pyle (Capital City A/A and Mountain State A/A); Britney Smith (Dealers A/A of Idaho); Tad Swift (Corry ADE); and Clint Weaver (Harrisburg A/A).
McCathren also announced that enrollment is now open for Auction Academy’s second Class Group. He notes that while the first group was specifically geared toward the sons and daughters of independent auto auctions and related companies, the next Class Group will be open to any auction personnel. In addition, Auction Academy will simultaneously open enrollment to independent auto auction operators and financial executives who have interest in participating in an Auction Performance Group (“APG”, a 20 Group-style program), with a focus on financial benchmarking.
The Auction Academy is a continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auction industry. Structured like an Executive MBA program, Auction Academy has tracks for the next generation of auction leaders as well as for current auction leadership, designed to enhance essential skill sets, promote best practices, and yield better auction performance.
For additional information about Auction Academy, contact Randall McCathren by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone: (615) 383-1930 or visit the web site www.auctionacademy.net.