Trice Set To Lead TAA Board of Directors; High Turnout at Winter Event

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Auctioneers Association made several key initiatives at its 2014 Winter Convention on November 30 – December 1, 2014 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.

Neal Trice of White Bluff has been elected President of the TAA at the event’s membership meeting.

Trice will lead an 8 member board for the TAA, which has been serving auctioneers, auction assistants and their staffs in and around Tennessee for more than 50 years. The TAA has more than 180 members and associates throughout Tennessee and the United States.

Several other board members were elected at the convention. Justin Ochs of Hendersonville will be Vice President for 2015. James Gary of Spring Hill returns as Treasurer. Directors for 2015 will be: Ed Stallings of Strawberry Plains, Mark Kennedy of Selmer, Ray Hubner of Lebanon, David Allen of Nashville and Steve Holt of Chattanooga. Marc Gravitt of Chattanooga is the immediate Past President.

After the event’s banquet dinner, Justin Rhinehart of Columbia, won the Tennessee State Auctioneers Championship.

Overall, the winter convention was a tremendous success. Over 100 members and associates attended the two-day event, which included six hours of continuing education.

Visit the TAA’s website at, or contact the TAA office at 919-876-0687, for more information about the TAA, its members and their driven purpose.

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