The National Auctioneers Association elected Kelly D. Strauss to its Board of Directors at the recent 2018 International Auctioneers Conference and Show held in Jacksonville, FL this summer.
Past president of Virginia Auctioneer Association, Strauss was born in Radford, and grew up in Christiansburg. As a young man working in sales, he was casting around for a profession, so he asked his dad.
“I was at a point in my life after 20 years of sales – I had sold cars, insurance, door-to-door insurance sales… and I was with my dad dove hunting in King George and I said, “If you had to do it over again, what would you do?” and he didn’t even pause and said, “I’d be an auctioneer.””
So, Kelly went to auctioneer school. There are at least 20 around the US including North…