|Address||3923 E. Glen Abbey Dr |
Springfield, Missouri , United States
|| August 11, 1955
Oct 30, 2018 01:59am
|Info||Billy Long is a fourth-generation native of southwest Missouri. He has worked as an auctioneer and realtor in Southwest Missouri for more than 30 years. Growing up in a family filled with generations of entrepreneurs, Billy started his first small business with his sister while he was just in high school. Today, he owns Billy Long Auctions, LLC, and has been voted best auctioneer in the Ozarks for seven years in a row. As a business owner, Billy knows first-hand how government regulation and heavy taxes can affect the small businesses that serve as the economic engine of our country. Billy is also a former talk radio show host on KWTO AM 560 in Springfield, with a listening area that covered 95 counties, including all of the Seventh Congressional District. |
He is an active member of the National Association of Realtors and the National Auctioneers Association, having served on their National Board of Directors. He is a past president of the Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association, and a member of the Missouri Professional Auctioneers Hall of Fame.
Billy is a member of the Southeast Rotary Club in Springfield. He is also a member of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the National Rifle Association, and the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Springfield Little Theater, Springfield/Branson National Airport, and the Greenwood Lab School from which he received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Billy is also an avid bass fisherman, participating in tournaments since the age of sixteen.
Billy attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. He graduated from the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, receiving Certified Auctioneer Institute designation at the University of Indiana-Bloomington. He currently resides in Springfield with his wife, Barbara, and their two daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Long attend the First & Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, where they were married 25 years ago this August.