Harford County Resident, Lynne Zink, of Joppa, Maryland has been named the 2012 International Auctioneer Champion in the Women’s Division at the International Auctioneers Conference and Show which took place Friday, July 20 at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Washington.
Zink has been in the auction profession since 2001 specializing in Benefit Auctions, Real Estate, and Personal Property. She currently serves as President of the Auctioneers Association of Maryland and has earned the honors of Auctioneer of the Year and Maryland State Bid Calling Champion.
Since 1988, the world’s top auctioneers have competed for the title of International Auctioneer Champion (IAC), which is hosted annually by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA). IAC competitors are judged on their presentation, chant, voice timbre, body language, interview answers and other performance elements of effective auctioneering.
IAC champions serve as industry ambassadors and will spend the next year traveling throughout the country training auctioneers and representing the industry before the public. A highlight of an IAC champion’s year is serving as one of the lead auctioneers at the annual St. Jude Toy Auction. Every year St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital hosts an afternoon auction in partnership with the NAA where patients learn to bid call like an auctioneer and bid on free toys donated by the NAA.