Founder, Auctioneer & Appraiser
Dan Newman is a professionally certified auctioneer and founder of Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals LLC, having graduated from the Missouri Auction School, the “Harvard” of auction schools. Dan is also a certified personal property appraiser and member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America. He has over 12 years of broadcast TV and digital media marketing and sales expertise that he uses to help promote his auctions.
Dan is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the ambassador for the state of Alaska for the national organization. He has gone above and beyond in his training and continuing education in the auction industry to earn his Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation and is working towards his Auction Marketing Management designation as well this December. Having a BAS designation means he is well trained in working with non-profit and school organizations in the most effective methods of charity benefit auction fundraising events. He is one of only less than 1% of minority Auctioneers in the world that are Benefit Auctioneer Specialists.
Dan has helped the non-profits he has worked with raise hundreds of thousands of dollars through his emceeing, fundraising consultation services and auctioneer services for their yearly benefit auction events. For his for-profit clients, through the various estate sales, business liquidations and consignment auctions, Dan works to sell their inventory in the most efficient and profitable means possible.
Dan is a well-connected, successful sales professional, networker and consummate community volunteer. He has received an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Goldpan Award for his volunteer work and was recognized as an Alaskan “Top 40 Under 40” honoree in 2017 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce. He is also a member of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors group and the BNI Alaska Business Pipeline Chapter, a business referral networking group. Dan is also involved with the Anchorage Chamber’s Young Professionals Group as the events coordinator chair.
Dan volunteers his time as a dedicated Rotarian with the Anchorage South Rotary Club. Dan is bilingual in English and Spanish. He is also the very proud father of two amazing boys, a beautiful baby girl and a very lucky husband to his fantastic wife