Auction Academy Students and Alumni Stand Out During Used Car Week

Members of Auction Academy’s six Class Groups are making an impact on their companies and the remarketing industry, taking the skills they have learned and the knowledge they have gained to take their places as strong, visionary leaders. Auction Academy’s President Penny Wanna points to the many members of current Class Group and Academy Alumni who were singled out for honors during 2019 Used Car Week in Las Vegas.

2019 - 40 & under honor
2019 Class of Under 40

“Since Auction Academy’s founding in 2013, some of the remarketing world’s best and brightest have been included on our class rosters, and they are not only making their marks on the operations of their own companies but are being recognized by the industry for their achievements,” said Wanna.“We were delighted to note how many Auction Academy’s current students and alumni were among those honored during Used Car Week.”

Included in the 2019 Class of 40 Under 40 were nine Auction Academy’s students and alums: Ashleigh Matthews (McConkey Auction Group), Patrick Sellers (Dixie AA), Brandon Walston (San Antonio AA), Angela Shelton (Dealers AA of Huntsville), Chris Angelicchio (ADESA Pittsburgh), Justin Brown (Missouri AA), Matt Alombro (Louisiana’s 1st Choice AA), Brian McConkey (McConkey Auction Group), and Wyatt Carter (Richmond AA).

Auction Academy’s students both past and present also made a strong showing in the 2019 Class of Women in Remarketing: Nikki Liebler (CARS Recon Inc), Alison Spangler (Manheim), Lisa Franz (Big Valley Auto Auction),

2019 Women In Remarketing
2019 Class of Women In Remarketing

Mitzi VanVoorhis (McConkey Auction Group), and Beth Fedorchak (State Line AA).

Concluded Wanna: “We are proud of the strong showing Auction Academy’s students both past and present made at Used Car Week 2019. The enthusiastic participation in Auction Academy’s from all corners of the industry confirms that the program plays a critical role in the remarketing industry and has raised the bar for career education.”

Auction Academy’s is a continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auto auction industry. Auction Academy’s has developed two distinct curriculums, the first being the original two-year program which provides a training and development experience for auto auction professionals, structured like an Executive MBA program. The second curriculum is the newer Seminar Series, one-day intensive sessions focused on a specific topic or functional area. With faculty drawn from expert practitioners around the country, Auction Academy’s programs are designed to enhance essential skill sets, promote best practices and yield better auction performance. The curriculum includes site visits, field trips and work with industry experts in all areas of auction operations

For additional information about Auction Academy’s, contact Penny Wanna by telephone: (615) 591-4544; or by email:, or visit the web site