2019 Convention Speakers

Kyle Swicegood
Pre-Convention Educational Workshop

Kyle understands the importance of continuing education. A seasoned real estate broker, he has continued to increase his knowledge in real estate through postgraduate studies through the Commercial Real Estate Institute located in Chicago, IL, receiving the designation Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in June of 2000. In October of 2005, he was awarded the ALC, Accredited Land Consultant designation in San Francisco, CA. In 2013, Swicegood received the prestigious designation of Certified Auctioneer Institute, (CAI) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. CAI designees pride themselves on being a part of an extraordinary network of professional auctioneers who possess the knowledge and skill to provide clients with outstanding services. Swicegood shifted his business model in 2008 when he decided to attend Reppert School of Auctioneering. being a first-generation auctioneer, he understands what it takes to begin an auction business from scratch. 

Larry Oxenham
Breakout Session B

Larry is one of America's top asset protection experts, having helped thousands of professionals achieve financial peace of mind by teaching them how to properly structure their asset for lawsuit protection and tax reduction. He has authored and co-authored several articles and books on the subject. 

Joseph Mast
Breakout Session A

Improve your ability as an auctioneer from Prospecting through closings by developing your auction superpowers. Bid calling is part of being an auctioneer, however, a successful auctioneer uses bid calling as the final tool to achieve exceptional results for clients. An auctioneering is a hero of the market because he or she acts the part every day.

At each auction, Joseph Mast leads a team of top auction talent selling real estate, automobiles, horses and other high-value assets for discerning clientele. He regularly set records in the sale of horses at Fasig-Tipton and classic and collector cars at Barrett-Jackson. He grew up as a seventh generation dairy farmer and began his auction career in Amish Country of rural Holmes County, Ohio. Since that time he has become a champion auctioneer, industry icon and recognized auction authority. He has served on the National Auctioneers Association Board of Directors and received the highest designation an auctioneer can receive from the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). He has also helped raise over 100 million dollars for charities and worthwhile causes. As a 20-year industry veteran, Joseph is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on Business Growth and Values-Based Leadership. In addition to leading Mast Auctioneers team, he is co-owner of RES Auction Services, an Ohio based auction firm specializing in Real Estate and Equipment Auctions.

Peter Gehres
Breakout Session B

Become the hero of your marketplace by taking control of your career through self-evaluation and goal setting. This course will discuss the ups and downs of the auction life and how to achieve your potential through careful, thoughtful planning and implementation.

Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES, CAS is an auctioneer and Realtor specializing in Real Estate, Automobile, and Benefit Auctions. He is the 2015 International Auctioneer Champion and works with charities, nonprofits, and other organizations to raise money through live auction events and special appeals. Gehres is a Columbus, Ohio representative for RES Auction Services, one of Ohio’s leading Real Estate & Equipment auction companies. He regularly works as an auctioneer for Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auctions, Brandly & Associates, Brinkman Auctions, Akron Auto Auction, and Manheim/Cox Automotive.

Gehres is the Past President of the Ohio Auctioneers Association and teaches at The Ohio Auction School and the Contract Auctioneer Specialist designation. He has been an instructor at the Certified Auctioneers Institute, Reppert School of Auctioneering and has spoken at ten state auctioneer associations and presented at the National Auctioneers Association Conference & Show.

Gehres is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Agriculture with studies in Agricultural Engineering and Economics. Gehres is also a graduate of The Ohio Auction School and Hondros College (Real Estate).

Jason Hallberg
Pre-Convention Educational Workshop

Jason Hallberg is an IAA member, President of Continental Auctioneers School, and licensed broker in Iowa and Minnesota. 

Bill Jennings
Pre-Convention Educational Workshop


Brent Wears
Breakout Session A

Brent Wears is a long time IAA member and past board president and chairman in 1994. 

Dustin Rogers
Breakout Session C

Dwayne Leslie
Russ Hilk

Breakout Session C


Chris Rasmus
Saturday, 8:00 AM

Chris is a graduate of Virginia Tech, Member of the Virginia Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame, former Governor for the Auction Marketing Institute, VAA past President & Chairman, and an Instructor for the Certified Auctioneers Institute.


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