TiWanna A. Kenney (TK), was the first African American woman to earn the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist Designation through the National Auctioneer Specialist. She is the founder and principal Auctioneer of Astounding Auctions and is focused on creating equity and support for women and people of color in the auction industry. Her life has been centered on helping others, including as a US Army Veteran and Former Assistant Vice President at Wells Fargo. Being a fundraising auctioneer she gets to help non profits achieve their fundraising goals with grace and wit; while inspiring philanthropy. TK is passionate about helping others live their best lives and does so by serving as a mentor for Veterans in Residence, via BunkerLabs- mentoring veteran entrepreneurs as they grow their business. She leaves a memorable mark on those she encounters. TK’s favorite past time? Being a cheerleader to her son, a senior at UNT.