Renee Jones, CAI, AARE, BAS, CES
Renee joined the Child’s Voice Board of Directors in 2014 after falling in love with the students, families and mission of Child’s Voice. She has served as the auctioneer (with her associates) at the Autumn Gala for nearly five years.
For over 25 years, Ms. Jones has been respected as an industry leader in the auction and real estate world. She has wide-ranging expertise in an extraordinary variety of asset classifications, including intellectual property and has managed and conducted virtually every type of auction, from personal property estate sales to a three-year assignment to the disposition of assets on behalf of the Trustee for the Enron Bankruptcy. Her responsibilities have included real estate auction sales in more than twenty states, interim property management, lease workout negotiation, fleet inventory/appraisal/sales, power plants, construction projects, and expert testimony in US Bankruptcy Courts.
In 1996, she won the “International Champion Auctioneer” award from the National Auctioneers Association after besting competitors from around the world. She continues to hold the record as the youngest woman to obtain this remarkable achievement. In addition, she is the only woman to ever win the Texas State Auctioneer’s Championship. She often serves as a coach, mentoring a number of international and state champions.
She is a life member of the National Auctioneers Association, has served two terms on its Board of Directors, and served as Chairman of the Education Trustees, which is responsible for all of the organization’s education activities. She is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University and the Certified Auctioneer Institute sponsored by the NAA at Indiana University. She has spoken at countless nonprofit, and auctioneer associations, conventions, conferences and seminars.
Renee resides in Chicago and Gainesville, Texas. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys sailing on Lake Michigan, spending time with her friends and family and trying out the latest dining spots in Chicago.