John S. Nicholls is President of Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., and oversees all day to day operations of the company. As a second generation auctioneer, licensed in 11 states and the District of Columbia, John earned a BA in Psychology and a MS in Personnel Services. In 1990, John graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa, and is currently one of the school's featured instructors. John currently conducts over 300 auctions per year for Fortune 500 companies and is a licensed realtor. Under John's leadership, Nicholls Auction was named Business of the Year by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. John is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, and currently serves as President and also holds the designations of Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate and Auction Technology Specialist. John also is a past President and Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Auctioneers Association. In addition, John has been a featured speaker at many state auctioneer associations throughout the country. and has had the honor to represent the auction profession on the TODAY Show, the National Association of Realtors Convention, St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, multiple news publications, and on a real estate auction consulting trip to South Africa. John is active at Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, VA, and serves on the Boards of Virginia Community Bank, the World Automobile Auctioneers Professional Association, and the Joe Gibbs Youth for Tomorrow Foundation. Some of John's honors include the following: 1994 Virginia State Champion Auctioneer, 2003 Virginia Auctioneer of the Year, 2003 World Automobile Auctioneer Champion (Nashville, TN), 2006-07 NAA Men's Division Champion of the International Auctioneer's Championship (Orlando, FL), 2015 National Auto Auction Association's Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer of the Year Award, 2016 Virginia Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame Inductee, and World Wide College of Auctioneering Hall of Fame.