NAA’s Hannes Combest launches blog

Hannes Combest

Hannes Combest, CAE, is the Chief Executive officer of the National Auctioneers Association. Yesterday, she launched a blog over at Blogspot with a series of articles about the Certified Auctioneers Institute, currently underway in Bloomington, Indiana. We’ll be covering CAI next week as the conclusion of our series on NAA designations, but head over to Hannes’s blog now for some great play-by-play accountings of the most educational and exciting offering from the NAA Education Institute.

To our knowledge, Hannes’s blog is the first and only blog from a member of NAA staff. We hope Hannes continues to post and that blogging might become part of the official duties of several members of NAA staff, perhaps officially making it into the new NAA website which is currently in the works.

You’ll find a permanent link to her blog in the blogroll of auction support sites in the lower right column of this website. If you know of any other non-vendor, non-auctioneer weblogs or websites, please let us know in the comments.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Sharon, Kansas. For the last 22 years he's worked for Purple Wave. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote the original ATS and AMM designation courses from NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest music can be found at as well as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.