Joe Bodnar Assumes the Presidency of the New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers

Princeton, NJ September 25, 2023 – The New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers (NJSSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Bodnar as its new President. With an extensive background in the auction industry and a passion for promoting professionalism and excellence in the field, Bodnar is well-positioned to lead the NJSSA into a new era of growth and success. The new board consists of several generational auction companies and 3 women including Vice President Max Spann Jr., Secretary/Treasurer Dana Balsamo, and board members Robert Babington, Lisa Babington, Maureen Bodnar, Harry Byrnes, and Earl Steeves.


Joe Bodnar brings over two decades of experience as an auctioneer, appraiser, and estate liquidation specialist to his role as President of the NJSSA. Having served on the NJSSA board for several years, Bodnar has demonstrated his commitment to advancing the interests of auctioneers across the state and upholding the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct.


“I am honored to assume the role of President for the New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers,” said Joe Bodnar. “Auctions play a vital role in our economy, and I am committed to supporting our members, promoting education and professional development, and fostering a thriving auction industry in New Jersey.”


Under Bodnar’s leadership, the NJSSA plans to focus on several key initiatives aimed at enhancing the reputation and influence of auctioneers in the state. These include:


1. Promoting Professionalism: Joe Bodnar aims to strengthen the professionalism of auctioneers by encouraging adherence to a strict code of ethics, fostering transparency in transactions, and advocating for fair business practices.


2. Education and Training: The NJSSA will expand its educational programs and resources to provide auctioneers with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their profession. Bodnar plans to collaborate with industry experts, organize meetings with speakers, and programs to elevate the expertise of auctioneers statewide.


3. Advocacy and Outreach: Bodnar recognizes the importance of representing the interests of auctioneers and engaging with key stakeholders including government entities, trade associations, and the general public. He aims to enhance the visibility of the auction industry and its positive impact on the local economy.


“I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for the NJSSA,” added Bodnar. “By working together and leveraging our collective expertise, we can strengthen the auction industry in New Jersey and create a supportive environment for auctioneers to thrive.”


About the New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers (NJSSA):

The New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers is a professional association representing auctioneers, appraisers, and other professionals in the auction industry throughout the state of New Jersey. The NJSSA is committed to promoting ethical standards, providing educational resources, and fostering collaboration among its members.


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Joseph Bodnar

NJSSA President