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VIRTUAL Contract Auction Specialist (CAS) - Designation Academy 2021

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Contract Auction Specialist (CAS) Designation Class

Must attend ALL sessions to complete the course.

The Contract Auction Specialist is a 16-hour course that shows contract auction professionals how to treat what you do as a business, covering marketing, sales, professionalism, and money management including the tax and insurance implications of working for yourself.

VIRTUAL Contract Auction Specialist (CAS)
Mondays, November 8, 15 and Tuesdays, November 9, 16
Must attend ALL sessions to complete the course.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., CENTRAL Time
Location: Click "CAS Designation Live Virtual Classes" below


Instructors:  Peter Gehres, CAI, CAS, CES; Dustin Rogers, CAI, CAS

Peter is an Auctioneer and Realtor with the Real Estate Showcase Auction Company and owner of Auctions. He is also an auctioneer for Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, the Akron Auto Auction, and Brinkman Auctions.

Dustin is a third generation auctioneer from Mount Airy, NC. He is a graduate of Mendenhall School of Auctioneering where he was named Best All Around. In 2006, Dustin was named Rookie Bid Calling Champion by the AANC. In 2007, Dustin was Second Runner Up in the Inaugural International Junior Auctioneer Championship. In 2008, Dustin won Grand Champion Auctioneer in the AANC State Bid Calling Contest. Dustin has been a finalist in the International Auctioneer Championship every year since 2010, placing 2nd in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 and 3rd in 2012 and 2014 before winning the contest in 2017. Dustin specializes in selling Machinery and Equipment along with Fundraising, Real Estate, Automobiles and Livestock Auctions. His fundraising events have been done along side many celebrities including Kyle & Richard Petty, Craig Morgan, Davis Love III, Michael Waltrip and more. He has worked as a contract auctioneer for some of the world?s largest auctioneers, conducting auctions across the United States as well as seven foreign countries in English and Spanish. Dustin is the Lead Auctioneer for CAT Auction Services and Auctioneer for Ritchie Bros Auctioneers.

Guest Speakers:  Trey Morris; Michael Riggins; Toya McLeod

Trey is a native of Mayfield, Kentucky and a graduate of Murray State University (MSU) in Murray, Kentucky where he earned a bachelor of science degree. Trey holds the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation from the National Auctioneers Association's Education Institute. In 2016, Trey was awarded with the Pat Massart Award at the Certified Auctioneers Institute in Bloomington, IN. Trey specializes in consulting with non-profits and associations to help them achieve their fundraising goals through live auction and special appeals. He has become a fixture for organizations like American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House Charities and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Trey has joined forces with A-List celebrities, professional athletes, country music stars and various non-profits with a shared vision to help raise millions of dollars for worthy causes. Comfort in front of crowds and with a microphone has come from many life experiences including his role as auctioneer and block announcer for Barrett Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions, featured on the Discovery Networks. With 14 years of experience in the industry, Trey also works equipment auctions, wholesale automobile auctions and maintains his own real estate auction practice. Trey was recognized as the 2019 International Auctioneers Champion, 2014 Canadian Champion Auctioneer and 2012 Kentucky State Champion Auctioneer. He is an active member and ambassador of the National Auctioneers Association and member of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association.

Michael Riggins is a professional auctioneer that makes his home in Somers Connecticut with his wife and two daughters. He has made his living as an auctioneer since 2005. He specializes in contract auctioneering with his focus being on automobiles. In 2016 Michael was named the World Automobile Auctioneer Champion. He was also named an IAC finalist in 2018. Michael has been an instructor at Worldwide college of Auctioneering and is currently an instructor at Reppert Auction School.

Since 2001, Toya McLeod has traveled the globe as a full time contract auctioneer Based in Texas, he works a full schedule of 250-300 wholesale automobile auctions per year in Nevada, California, Arizona, and Texas. For more than a decade, Toya was contracted by World Wide Auctioneers to conduct monthly heavy equipment auctions in Dubai, India, Lebanon, and the Philippines. Currently, is he is contracted at four weekly Manheim auctions, and is the lead auctioneer for Dealers Auction Exchange (DAX) in DFW. Toya is the 2018 Texas State Champion, 2018 TLSO Grand Champion, 2020 Mile High Open Champion, has multiple finalist appearances in the WAAC, including Reserve World Champion Team in 2013. He resides in Amarillo, TX with his wife, Allison and two daughters, Claire and Meredith.