LAS VEGAS - Charlotte Pyle, president of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA), was named "Remarketer of the Year" by Bobit Business Media. The honor was presented during the 2012 NAAA/CAR Conference held at Las Vegas, in March.
The award recognizes an individual in the remarketing industry for his or her outstanding efforts in encouraging the use of best practices and embracing innovations while moving the industry forward with professionalism and the highest standards. Also, the recipient actively shares expertise and skills to advance the industry, participates in industry associations and groups, and serves as a mentor or role model in developing the next generation of remarketing professionals.
"Charlotte Pyle is the perfect embodiment of the values and principles of our award," said Mike Antich, associate publisher and editor at Bobit. "Her energy, dedication and passion for improving the industry and cultivating its future leadership serve as an example to us all."
Pyle, with her husband Joe, owns and operates two independent auto auctions in West Virginia. Mountain State Auto Auction in Shinnston opened in 1987 and was followed nine years later by the second, Capital City Auto Auction in St. Albans.
Only the second woman to serve as NAAA president in the organization's 64 year history, Pyle has been an active member since attending her first association conference in 1989. She has worked on special projects for 10 presidents and served on numerous committees, including the Association's Convention Committee, Legislative Committee, Scholarship Committee and the 2004 Taxation Task Force.
In addition, Pyle was southern zone chairman of the board, NAAA Independent Auction Committee co-chair and customer relations co-chair before becoming vice president and then president-elect in 2010.
She considers a number of projects among the highlights of her NAAA involvement thus far, including her work in helping to pass the Three Strikes Rule, her efforts on behalf of NAAA's Warren Young, Sr., Scholastic Foundation and her success as zone president in adding educational content to the annual meetings, which has since become standard practice for the association as a whole. One of Pyle's initiatives as president, the NAAA Dynamic Leadership Institute presented by the Disney Institute for professional development and teambuilding, sold out due to an overwhelming response.
Past recipients of Bobit's Remarketer of the Year Award from its creation in 2006 are Larry Tribble, Dean Eisner, Jim Hallett, Bob Rauschenberg, Bob McConkey and Dave Angelicchio. Bobit Business Media, launched in 1961, is now one of the leading family-owned media companies in the U.S. with 40 industry web sites, 29 e-newsletters, 12 trade shows and conferences, and 19 magazines-including its flagship publication, Automotive Fleet.