NAA board candidate Jeff Martin wants to invest in ‘people and technology’

Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin photo provided by Jeff Martin Auctioneers

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Auctioneer Jeff Martin has announced he is running for the National Auctioneers Association’s (NAA) national board of directors, citing a desire to “bring in an investment of people and technology.”

He says mentorship and leadership are two of the assets he personally plans to deliver if elected. In a press release issued by Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Martin says he hopes to be “a resource for other auctioneers who may need guidance, information or help with processes as the industry continues to rapidly change.”

Jeff Martin Auctioneers set out to make public auctions as easy and transparent as possible when the founder purchased an existing auction business that had fallen on bad times in 2009. Martin grew up in the auction industry, learning from his father, George Martin, who started his own auction business in 1972. Through perseverance and attention to the personal side of consignments, Jeff has has 11 auction locations throughout the United States.

“My father George Martin was so involved in the NAA, and the NAA needs people who are willing to step up and use their experience to advocate on behalf of the membership. It’s important to me to give back to the association that so generously helped my family throughout the years, and I look forward to bringing new ideas and support to all of the NAA members,” Martin said.

If elected, Martin hopes to become the “unified voice” of the auction industry. Providing value for membership, including affordable resources that are scaled to fit various needs and educational opportunities, is high up on his agenda.

Martin says the current climate of the auction industry has changed over the past 12 months, noting that due to the COVID pandemic, many auctioneers had to quickly convert to an online-bidding-platform model. “Those who were not already set up for online auctions had to quickly put an infrastructure in place to continue their operation,” he concluded.

For more information, visit Jeff Martin Auctioneers online.

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