LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Glen Rairigh, of Sunfield, and the reappointment of William Sheridan, of Mason, to the Michigan Board of Auctioneers.

The nine-member board plays an advisory role, and assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing licensing and practice of auctioneers.

“Glen and William bring years of valuable experiences to this board and I appreciate their willingness to serve,” said Snyder.

Rairigh is owner and supervising auctioneer of Americana Auctions Inc. He also serves as a professional consulting contributor to Schroeder’s Antiques Price Guide. Rairigh previously worked for the Michigan Department of Human Services, and served as Park West Gallery’s director of benefit auctions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Central Michigan University. Rairigh will represent auctioneers and replaces Robert Rottier.

Sheridan is owner and manager of Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. and Sheridan Livestock Marketing and Auction Services Inc. He previously worked for the Owosso Livestock Sales Co. and Howell Livestock Auction. He is a member of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association’s Auctioneers Hall of Fame. Sheridan earned an associate degree in business from Lansing Community College and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Michigan State University. He will continue to represent auctioneers.

Appointees will serve four-year terms that expire Oct. 1, 2016, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.


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