Former Teacher Wins International Auctioneer Champion Competition

JOPPA, Md., July 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ( is pleased to announce that Lynne Zink recently won the Title of International Auctioneer Champion in the Women's Division at the National Auctioneers Association's (NAA) Conference and Show in Spokane, Washington. Zink was a former high school teacher and changed careers to become a full time auctioneer.

Seventy-Nine of the world's top male and female auctioneers competed for the title of International Auctioneer Champion (IAC) and were judged on their presentation, chant, voice timbre, body language, interview answers and other performance elements of effective auctioneering.

Zink and Justin Ochs, the men's division champion, will serve as industry ambassadors and will spend the next year traveling throughout the country training auctioneers and representing the industry before the public.

"This has been a true honor competing with so many talented auction professionals." The prestigious title comes with a $5,000 grand prize check, World Champion Ring and trophy."I am humbled to serve as an Ambassador for the National Auctioneers Association and look forward to this opportunity."

Zink is licensed, professional auctioneer in several Mid-Atlantic states specializing in Benefit Auctions, Real Estate, and Personal Property. She has also earned professional designations to include Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS), and Certified Estate Specialist (CES). She is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and currently serves as President of the Auctioneers Association of Maryland. She has also earned the honors of Maryland Auctioneer of the Year and Maryland State Bid Calling Champion.

Auctions have never been so Popular! You see them everywhere, from small towns to network television. From selling Michael Jackson's estate after his death, to selling collector cars on Speed TV through The Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction to Storage Wars and more. Even as we climb out of this recession, Real Estate Auctions are re-valuing real estate into the market as banks turn to auction firms to sell foreclosed properties.

Zink can share the inside secrets of auctions... the tricks of the trade.  She can even teach your anchor or reporter how to be an auctioneer and how to master the pitter patter chant of a champion.

Lynne Zink is available for interviews. She knows how to communicate in interesting and informative ways to create memorable stories for your readers, viewers and listeners. 

Contact Lynne Zink to arrange interviews. (410) 852-6925   


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