Bear Lake, MN; April 5, 2016 – White Bear Lake auctioneer Connie J. M. Johnson,
of Kurt Johnson Auctioneering, Inc., recently completed her first year of
courses at the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). The CAI
program is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National
Auctioneers Association (NAA) for auction professionals.
three-year CAI designation program provides auction professionals the
opportunity to earn the auction industry’s most respected professional
designation. CAI is an intensive, executive development program offering
professional auctioneers instruction and coursework in business management, ethics,
communication, finance, strategic planning and marketing.
NAA conducts CAI every year in March at Indiana University in Bloomington. CAI
candidates join auctioneers from across the world to learn from some of the nation’s
most distinguished and respected leaders in the auction industry. As of February
2016, there were approximately 900 current CAI designation holders in the
is the Vice President and General Manager of Kurt Johnson Auctioneering, Inc.
and President of the Benefit Auction Institute. She resides in White Bear Lake
with her husband, Kurt. To learn more about Johnson, please call 651-407-9922,
or visit www.kurtjohnsonauctioneering.com.
more information on CAI, its history and its standing as the premiere training
program for auction professionals, contact the NAA at (913) 541-8084 or visit
About Kurt Johnson
Johnson Auctioneering, Inc. has carved a niche as one of the nation’s premier
benefit and corporate motivational auction companies. With 27 years’ experience
and over 2,100 auctions to its credit, Kurt Johnson Auctioneering, Inc. has
raised more than 70 million dollars for nonprofit organizations. Their award-winning
staff includes six Minnesota champion auctioneers and is well-known for
entertaining/engaging audiences; sharing information about an event’s cause;
and calling attendees to action through lively bidding and good-natured fun.
About the Benefit
Auction Institute exists to fortify fund raising professionals with the
tips, tools and talent needed to leverage their charity and benefit auction
events to their most successful outcomes.
About the National
National Auctioneers Association represents thousands of Auctioneers from the U.S.
and across the world. The mission of the NAA is to provide critical resources
to auction professionals that will enhance their skills and successes. The
NAA’s headquarters are in Overland Park, Kan., and it was founded in 1949. To
learn more about the auction method of marketing or to access the Auctioneers
database to find an NAA auction professional in your area, please visit www.auctioneers.org.