The Texas Auctioneers Association (TAA) has announced that Stacy Fox of Springtown, Texas has been selected as their executive director, effective Sept. 1st.
The TAA was founded in 1956 and actively promotes and enhances the auction method of marketing through education, public relations and information sharing. Annually a state champion auctioneer, ringman and auction team are named at the association’s convention, which is three day event. The association also hosts the Lone Star Open Bid Calling Contest in January each year and it is the highest paying event of its kind in the country. The TAA provides a number of continuing education avenues for its members, as well as lobbying for the industry at the state legislative level.
“We are excited to have Stacy on board. She brings a lot of experience, as well as skills and knowledge about association management, conventions, trade shows and educational programming. She brings enthusiasm to the position and we look forward to the leadership she will provide,” stated Troy Robinett, TAA president.
Fox, who owns her own consulting business, specializes in educational and convention events, from the concept stage to implementation of trade shows, meetings, knowledge based programming and networking. She also plans and executes virtual meetings, webinars and related public relations and sponsorship revenue.
She previously spent 14 years with the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) in Fort Worth. While there, her duties included handling membership renewals and processing, as well as related accounting services for membership and customer service. She developed and continued the TSCRA Ranching 101 program, which initially featured over 50 hours of programming annually and more than 400 participants. Under her direction, that grew to include over 20 hands-on educational events, live demonstrations and field days per year, and 50 grass roots member event with more than 2,000 attendees, while securing sponsorship revenue of over $100,000 annually. In addition, she executed the TSCRA Convention, which annually drew 4,000+ in attendance, 250 trade show exhibitors and approximately 40 speakers, as well as negotiated sponsorship and membership discount agreements with over 75 sponsors annually.
Fox, who is a past Texas FFA State Officer, is a member of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show International Committee, Fort Worth Farm and Ranch Club Board of Director and a volunteer for Parker County Center of Hope. She is a graduate of Tarleton State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural services and development.