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Stewartville, MN 55976
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John Schultz is a 25-year auction industry veteran. He started his auction career with his family's auction business in rural central Minnesota. He is currently a Partner with Grafe Auction Company, a Minnesota-based nationwide commercial and industrial auction company. He serves on the executive team as the Chief Marketing and Technology Officer.
John is a proud member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association (MSAA) and is very active within both organizations. He is also a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA).
John served the NAA as a Director on the Board of Directors from 2019-2022 and is currently one of the lead instructors of the Auction Marketing Management (AMM) designation, which focuses on modern, data-driven auction marketing. In 2022, he earned the prestigious President's Award of Distinction, presented to a member whose conduct has distinguished the auction profession or the NAA.
His service to the NAA includes vice-chair of the Council on Future Practices, member of the Vision 2015 Task Force, two-time chair of the Promotions Committee, Technology Committee, member of the Futures Panel, a charter webinar instructor, charter NAA Ambassador to Minnesota, and multi-state and national conference seminar presenter.
John served as the MSAA's 60th President in 2009 and was the charter President of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Foundation. He was presented the 2009 Golden Gavel Award for outstanding service to the auction industry. In addition, John has served on numerous MSAA committees, including Conference and Show Coordinator, Education Committee member, Governance Oversight Committee chair, and NAA-Minnesota Conference & Show Committee.