Barbara Bonnette, Auctioneer
Barbara Bonnette has specialized in auctioneering since
1987 and is the owner of Bonnette Auction Company, L.L.C.
in Alexandria , Louisiana . Barbara regularly holds consultations
and interviews on the auction method of marketing. Holding
the title of International Auctioneering Champion, she
has been featured in the Today Show as the "best in the
business". She brings many years of business and professional
experience into the auction field.
Barbara Bonnette's auction company is a nationwide, full
service auction and real estate business serving the needs
of Central Louisiana and areas around the United States
for over 20 years. Barbara specializes in benefit, antique,
real estate, business liquidations, vehicle and equipment
auctions. She is the principal auctioneer for WalMart
and has many affiliations with professional associations
and participates in all their educational programs.
Barbara Bonnette, owner and principal auctioneer is a
Graduate of Nashville Auction School with a wide range
of experience holding licenses in 17 states. She continued
her studies through the Certified Auctioneers Institute
(CAI) at the University of Indiana . She is also a General
Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA). She is a member of
the Louisiana Auctioneers Association and the National
Auctioneers Association. Barbara was Past President for
the Louisiana Auctioneers Association '97-'99, Past Vice
Chairman of the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board,
'03-'06 Director of the National Auctioneers Association,
notary, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Among Barbara's accomplishments, she won the title of
2006 International Auctioneer Champion, at the National
Auctioneers Association convention as well at the 2003-04
1st runner-up. She has won other titles such as the 2000
LA Auctioneers State Champion and had multiple wins in
Barbara is an active member of her community involved
in and quite often conducts auctions for several local
and national charities. The St. Judes Childrens Hospital,
Boys and Girls Clubs, American Heart Assoc., Sickle Cell,
Antilles School in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, National
Football League and church groups are among those charities
to benefit. Barbara is scheduled to do a benefit auction
with Nelson Mandela with Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network
in South Africa the first 2 weeks in May 2007.
Barbara Bonnette believes that her honesty, trust, personal
service and hard work is the most important asset to her
company and the world of auction.