Christie King is the founder of C King Benefit Auctions. She launched the company in 2007 after working in her family business, J. P. King Auction Company, for almost 30 years. Christie served on several boards of both local and national charities throughout her years with J. P. King, and during that time found her passion laid with contributing to these nonprofits. When she decided she wanted to make that service her life, she did it the best way she knew how: auctions. Since then, she has raised millions of dollars for women, children, medical foundations and animals all over the country.
After establishing C King Benefit Auctions, Christie earned her Benefit Auction Specialist designation through the National Auctioneers Association. During her 27-year auction career, has been president of the Alabama Auctioneers Association, the 1995 Alabama Grand Champion Auctioneer and was the first female inducted into the Alabama Auctioneers Hall of Fame. In 2011, she became the first female and first Alabamian elected president of the National Auctioneers Association and still serves on several educational committees and was the chair of their St. Jude Committee. In 2010, she received the Women of Distinction award from the Girl Scouts of Northeast Alabama and is currently serving her second term on the Alabama State Board of Auctioneers.
Christie, along with partners Connie & Kurt Johnson, launched the Benefit Auction Institute in 2014. Their goal is to educate nonprofit organizations and their volunteers to re-imagine the way they raise benefit auction funds.