Swicegood new chair of auction education institute

Published 4:01 pm Friday, April 8, 2022

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The founder and CEO of The Swicegood Group has been named chair of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Education Institute.

The NAA provides members with professional designation courses and continuing education classes to help auction professionals specialize while expanding their knowledge.

The designation offered to students are Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI), Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE), Auction Marketing Management (AMM), Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS), Contract Auction Specialist (CAS), Certified Estate Specialist (CES), Graduate Personal Property Appraisal (GPPA), and Master Personal Property Appraisal (MPPA)

The Education Institute functions as an important arm of NAA, governed by a committee of trustees, who are tasked with ensuring the viability and quality of NAA’s educational programs. By receiving the position of chair, Swicegood will hold a seat on the board of directors for the National Auctioneers Association.

Through designation programs, education online, sessions at NAA events such as conference and show, freestanding advanced events such as educational summits, and many more avenues, the tradition of superior education at NAA continues.

Swicegood has been in the real estate industry for 31 years, and is licensed in four states. He has conducted or participated in auctions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Montana, Indiana, and California.

Swicegood was also appointed to one of five seats by the governor in 2022 to serve a three-year term on the N.C. Auctioneer Licensing Board.

“I love the auction business,” he said. “It is an important part of our economy. I look forward to chairing this distinguished group of trustees as we continue to provide world class education offerings.”

Founded in 1949, NAA is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to auction professionals. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., it represents the interests of thousands of auction professionals in the U.S., Canada and across the world.

The association is dedicated to providing its members with educational programming. Members of the NAA abide by a Code of Ethics and are connected with an extensive network of professionals.