Jeff Morris, founder and president of Morris Auction Group in Memphis, Tn., will stand as an Auctioneer-at-Large on the Tennessee Auctioneer Commission effective September 1, 2011. Appointed directly by Governor Bill Haslam, Morris will represent the entire state of Tennessee and will be responsible as part of the Commission for all licensed auction activity in the state, confirming compliance with the Tennessee state auction laws.
In a letter to Morris, Governor Haslam stated, "I consider it very important to ensure that Tennessee's boards and commissions are filled with the most dedicated and qualified citizens. I believe that your participation is certain to leave a positive impact on this board and the work it does."
Morris will succeed Kenneth Dreaden of Waverly, Tn. as Chairperson for the Tennessee State Auctioneer Commission.
"I am honored by this appointment," Morris says, "and I look forward to working with the other commission members to promote standards of practice and professional conduct for auctioneers and firms throughout the state."
Morris, who will hold the position of Tennessee State Auctioneer At-Large until August 31, 2004, will work with current commissioners David L. Cole (East Tn.), Marvin Alexander (West Tn.), Bobby Colson (Middle Tn.) and Gary Wayne Cunningham (Consumer Member).
Created in 1967, The Tennessee Auctioneer Commission licenses apprentice auctioneers, auctioneers, firms, galleries, firm branches and gallery branches. The Commission also enacts rules addressing professional conduct and standards of practice. The mission of the Tennessee
Auctioneer Commission is to protect the public through establishment and administration of minimum requirements for candidates and licensees, effective professional education of licensees and enforcement of professional conduct.
For more information on the Commission, click here.
Meghan Washburn Heimke