Auctioneers Hall of Fame induction

Jason Wade

I had the great and unexpected honor of being named to the Auctioneers Hall of Fame last week. In keeping with National Auctioneers Hall of Fame tradition, I was kept in the dark, and didn’t realize I was being inducted until my associate Joe Tarpley — one of our agents at John Dixon & Associates — began summarizing highlights of my career, which began in 1976.

Only 140 members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, so it’s humbling to be part of such an esteemed group. The Hall of Fame is nominally a recognition for lifetime achievement, but in truth, the people who deserve credit for this are the associates who have brought such energy, creativity and hard work to the business, as well as to the family members who have been so supportive.