Category: John Dixon Associates News
Posted: 7/24/2014
Congrats to KJ Otis on receiving AARE designation
By John Dixon
I'm really proud of our CFO, Kathy (KJ) Otis, who recently received the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) designation. Here's the press release we issued on this very significant accomplishment!

John Dixon & Associates CFO receives AARE credential

ATLANTA, Georgia (July 24, 2014) – Kathy (KJ) Otis, chief financial and administrative officer for Atlanta-based John Dixon & Associates, has received the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) designation from the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute.

The designation is held by only 350 professionals in the United States. To qualify, Otis completed more than 42 hours of intensive training over a three-year period, covering ways to effectively market residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial real estate. In addition, the program included training in how to evaluate property, prepare it for auction, advertise it, prepare the financial documents for the auction and address other challenges.

John Dixon, president of the company, said the designation demonstrates Otis's broad area of expertise.

“In her role as our chief financial officer, KJ has her finger on every aspect of our business, and she understands the need to grow and continue her education to ensure that we can get the best possible service for our clients, who include banks and other institutions as well as individuals, trusts, and even government agencies. This presents us with a wide range of areas that call for specialized knowledge, and I'm proud of her for this very significant accomplishment,” said Dixon.

Otis attended Kennesaw State University and has served with John Dixon & Associates since 2002. She also serves as treasurer of the Georgia Auctioneers Association.

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