Ann and David began their auction & real estate company, “Whitaker Marketing Group,” after David graduated from Missouri Auction School in 2008. Whitaker Marketing Group’s primary focus is specializing in farmland and fundraising.
Auctioneering with David over the years gave Ann the ability to work in all types of auctions. While assisting in selling auctions, Ann gained the experience needed to keep the backbone of the auction company thriving. Ann attended Benefit Boot Camp in 2016, giving her insights on how to better serve WMG’s clients. Specializing in benefits has granted her the privilege to work with many great organizations and their fundraising events.
Ann’s background is in farming/ranching and livestock. Since the age of eight, she has managed a purebred Angus herd in Iowa. Ann and her husband David, currently manage a Purebred Angus and commercial herd in Ames, Iowa where they reside with their two sons, Colton and Caleb.
Ann is a member of the National Auctioneer’s Association, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Story County Cattlemen’s Association, Story County 4-H Foundation, Simmental Association, and Angus Association. She is a current board member of the Story County Cattlemen’s Board and the Story County 4-H Foundation Board.
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, BS in Animal Science
National Auctioneers Association, Benefit Auction Specialist
National Cattlemen’s Top Hand
Iowa Cattlemen’s Top Hand
Iowa State University Rodeo Queen