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2023 NW Auctioneer Convention
October 1 - October 2
Join us in Spokane!
Featured Speaker Addison Dower Russell
Addison Dower Russell is an attorney and lobbyist with the Nashville based firm Ramsey, Farrar, Russell & Smith. Her legal practice focuses on real estate & contracts, and she has a robust government relations practice where she represents several trade associations (including the Tennessee Auctioneers Association) in addition to governmental entities, education advocacy groups and corporations.
Prior to joining her current firm, Addison held the role of legislative director for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, which houses the Tennessee Auctioneer Commission. She also served as a research analyst for the Tennessee General Assembly’s Senate State and Local Government Committee. Addison is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.A. in Political Science; she received her law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law; and is a 2011 graduate of Reppert Auction School. Addison and her husband, Matt, have two young children, Dower and Chip and live in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
Featured Speaker Bob McConkey
Bob McConkey began his career in the industry at South Seattle Auto Auction. From there, he served as General Manager of Southern California Auto Auction, doubling its size, and making it the world’s largest auto auction in just three years. In 1992, he co- founded DAA Northwest in Spokane, Washington with Greg Mahugh. Today, DAA is one of the largest and most respected independent auto auctions in the nation.
As CEO and President of the McConkey Auctin Group, Bob oversees wholesale auto and specialty auctions in Spokane, Seattle, and Las Vegas as well as MAG Now, the group’s Pacific Northwest digital auction powered by EBlock.
An auctioneer and an active member of the wholesale remarketing industry, McConkey co-founded Auction Pipeline (now Auction Edge) in 2006 and served as president of the National Auto Auction Association in 2009.
Book your hotel by August 31st!
Book a room at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino for $169/night by calling 877-871-6772 by August 31st.
The event will be held down the road at the Dealer Auto Auction Northwest facility, 2215 S. Hayford Road, Spokane.