Who is Amy Assiter?
Amy Assiter was born in 1969, in St Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma USA, and is an auctioneer, one of the best-known female auctioneers in the industry. She is also the wife of fellow auctioneer Spanky Assiter, and was one of the most popular auctioneers from Barrett-Jackson prior to her leaving the company.
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The Net Worth of Amy Assiter
How rich is Amy Assiter? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth estimated at over $1.5 million, earned through a successful career as an auctioneer. Her wealth has also been potentially elevated thanks to the success of her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $3 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Amy’s life before her venture into an auctioneering career. There is almost no information regarding her family and childhood, but it’s known that after matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Oklahoma State University and completed a degree in Economics. In 1998, she began her foray as a professional auctioneer, working as a commodity broker for KIS Commodities, and in just a year she became the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association (SAA) Rookie Champion. In 2000, she became the Oklahoma State Reserve Champion, making her the first female in history of the association to achieve both feats.
Shortly afterwards, she became the winner of the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) Women’s Division, earning her the most coveted title in the industry. She managed to win it during her first attempt, making her the winner of these numerous titles in the shortest time frame. During her first year as the IAC, she served with the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) as a Goodwill Ambassador, and continued to make waves in the industry over the next few years, leading her to work with Barrett-Jackson in 2003.
Barrett-Jackson and Other Projects
Barrett Jackson is an auction company based in Scottsdale, Arizona and is billed as the greatest collector car auction in the world, with their auctions often covered by the channel Speed TV. They specialize in antique and classic cars, running collector events throughout the country, such as in Palm Beach, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Uncasville, Connecticut aside from their major auctions held in Scottsdale. The company was started by Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett, who had the idea of starting a classic car auction in the early 1970s.
— Amy Assiter (@AmyAssiter) January 21, 2012
The company has achieved numerous feats since their establishment, and even managed to surpass $100 million in total funds raised for charity through its platform. Numerous luxury automobile companies have joined their events. Assiter exhibited her skills on national television, and being one of the top female auctioneers in the world, she also became a preferred instructor at the Worldwide College of Auctioneering, as well as becoming a private coach and mentor to many up-and- coming names. Despite most of her experience with collector cars, she has also conducted auctions for real estate and heavy equipment among many others.
Leaving Barrett-Jackson and Current Projects
Despite being with the company for over two decades, it was reported in 2018 that Amy quietly ended her association with Barrett-Jackson. While there was initially a lot of speculation regarding her leaving, it was later revealed that her husband had also left Barrett-Jackson, after the two had a contract dispute with the company and that was enough for them to move their talents elsewhere.
After leaving the company, Amy conducted several auctions for other companies, before eventually co-founding her own auction company called Assiter Auctioneers alongside her husband. As a part of the company, they’ve done a lot of real estate auctions and have quickly made a name for themselves, thanks to the two Assiter’s heading the team. She also still makes frequent appearances at car auctions across the country, and also continues to stay active with major auctioneering organizations, often participating in their events. She is a member of International Auctioneer Champion Competition Committee.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Amy married Spanky Assiter in 2004, and they have three children together. The family resides in Canyon, Texas where they have also established the roots of their business. Aside from auctioneering, she is very passionate about music, and even composed her own country music album for charity. She has done a lot of other charitable endeavors over the course of her career, including raising money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through auctions. She also does motivational and educational workshops around the country. She is a member of Toastmasters, the NAA Children’s Auction Committee, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Similar to numerous auction personalities, Amy has a presence online through accounts on social media, on Facebook and Twitter. She was highly active on both accounts from 2012, detailing some of her experiences as an auctioneer, and also used the platforms to communicate with her followers and promote her events. However, she decided to stop posting on her accounts after some time, only making a post about her mother before deciding to become inactive on both of her accounts.