Shawn Terrel CAI, AARE, UCMA
Executive Vice President, United Country Auction Services
International Director, Energy Property Group
Shawn Terrel has more than 20 years of professional auction and real estate experience across the United States. Mr. Terrel has served on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Association and is a Past Chairman and President of the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association. In 2007, he was named the Oklahoma State Champion Auctioneer and in 2010 he was named the Kansas State Champion Auctioneer.
Mr. Terrel is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana University and holds the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) designation as well as the United Country Master Auctioneer (UCMA) designation. He is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and the Texas Auction Academy, where he is a certified instructor.
Lauren Aleshire brings extensive marketing expertise in strategic development and implementation of integrated marketing communications plans, project management and lead generation to the United Country team. Before joining United Country, Lauren served as the marketing manager for United Country’s sister company, United Real Estate, where she managed the brand and communication strategies as well as the budgets related to the corporate marketing objectives. Prior to working at United Real Estate Group, Lauren worked for both marketing firms and as part of internal marketing departments. A graduate of the University of Kansas, she received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She is also working towards her Master’s in Business Administration at Rockhurst University.
Public Relations and Social Media Manager – joined the team is June 2015.
Ms. Smith has a more than 9 years of experience in public relations, marketing, and print and broadcast media. Prior to joining United Country, she served as the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator for Northwest Missouri State University – Kansas City where she was active in a many different roles that included social media marketing, event planning, graphic design and student recruitment.
Prior to 2013, Ms. Smith served in a variety of public relations and media roles including a Public Affairs Specialist for the United States Army, Marketing Manager for a healthcare facility and a television News Anchor and Reporter for KNPN news in St. Joseph, Mo.
Ms. Smith earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Broadcasting from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master of Business Administration from Grantham University.