“This is one of the most exciting Conventions in recent years for the Nebraska Auctioneers Association,” said Kevin Schow, President of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association. “We have three top-notch presenters from the industry and if that doesn’t get you to North Platte, Nebraska this year, there’s also our annual Auctioneer and Ringman Competition.”

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Our Presenters:

Spanky Assiter – With over 4,000 auctions under his belt, Spanky is the current president of the National Auctioneers Association Board of Directors. He’s also a Texas Auctioneers Association and national Auctioneers Association Hall of Famer. From Canyon, Texas, Spanky is the founder of Assiter & Associates.

John Korrey – Hailing from Iliff, Colorado, John has never wanted to do anything else except be an auctioneer. He’s traveled to over 35 states and 4 foreign countries auctioneering livestock, equipment, and many charity events. Today, John is an auctioneer for Ritchie Brothers and also authored a DVD “Chant of a Champion” covering voice control, timing, communication, working with ring people and clerks and more.

Paul C. Behr – A first-generation Auctioneer and has conducted more than 8,500 auctions during his over 42-year career. He is also the president and owner of the World Wide College of Auctioneering and the World Automobile Auctioneers Championship.

Paul received the 2011 National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer of the Year Award. In addition, Behr has received numerous honors during his long career, including as one of only two people in auctioneering history to be a three-time World Champion Auctioneer. He was the first NAA International Auctioneer Champion in 1988, the 1989 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer and 1995 All Around World Champion Auctioneer. He has served as president of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association, on the Board of Governors of the Certified Auctioneers Institute, president of the World Automobile Auctioneers Professional Association and on the board of directors for the National Auctioneers Association, and currently serves as the 2013-14 NAA President.

Lance Larrington – Lance & Carlene Larington own Nebraska PrintWorks, formerly High Plains Printing, in Ogallala.

Lance is a print and marketing specialist. He has experience in marketing and direct mailing. He is a 1992 Ogallala High School graduate and attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney earning a degree in Advertising with a minor in Graphic Design. He completed his internship at the Keith County News for ad design and photography, then gained additional experience working as the Creative Services Coordinator for 5 years at the Kearney Hub newspaper. During that time he also worked on the side for his own graphic design and photography business until purchasing the print shop. He did a short stint in between Kearney and Ogallala as an Art Teacher in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

Craig Larabee – Education Director and former owner of Larabee School of Real Estate & Insurance, Inc., Craig now operates JMSK Corporation of Lincoln, Nebraska. Craig is recognized by brokers and former students alike as one of the top trainers and instructors in the real estate industry today. We are lucky to have him at our convention each year to help our auctioneer/real estate licensees keep us with their CEUs.