Byrd Retires, Steps Down from NAAA

By Staff Writer June 09, 2020
Byrd was instrumental in the creation of NAAA’s AuctionNet annual dividend program Byrd was instrumental in the creation of NAAA’s AuctionNet annual dividend program

The National Auto Auction Association announced that Warren Byrd has stepped down from the association’s board of directors after more than a decade of service on the leadership team. Byrd’s departure coincides with his departure from KAR Global as its executive vice president of corporate development and real estate.

Beginning in 2009, Byrd served as NAAA’s secretary until 2016, when he became the association’s treasurer.

NAAA Past President Paul Lips, chief revenue officer at ADESA, took the reins as treasurer effective May 13. In addition, he will join the board of directors and act as ADESA’s representative on the NAAASC/JDPower Joint Marketing Committee.

“While we’re saddened by his leaving, we wish Warren all the best,” said NAAA Chief Executive Officer Frank Hackett. “His efficient fiscal management and strong financial discipline as treasurer has been a key factor in making NAAA the dynamic, robust organization it is today.”

One of Byrd’s notable accomplishments is that he was instrumental in the creation of NAAA’s AuctionNet annual dividend program, which has returned nearly $3 million to participating auctions to date, Hackett added.

In 2011 NAAA honored Byrd for his service by naming him a Warren Young Fellow with a $2,500 donation in his name to the association’s Warren Young Scholastic Foundation. Last year he received the Remarketer of the Year Award at the CAR Conference.

Byrd graduated from the Notre Dame School of Law in 1989, he worked as an associate attorney prior to joining ADESA in 1994. Two years later, he became the company’s general counsel. In 2000 he was named vice president of corporate development, then served as president of ADESA Impact for a year until becoming chief operating officer for ServNet Auction Group from 2004 to 2007. That year he received the position of EVA corporate development at ADESA before being promoted to EVP in 2010. 

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