Our Team

Our Team

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Penny Worley

Penny Worley is the President of Worley Auctioneers and Appraisers, a firm she founded in 1994 to use the auction method of marketing to guide businesses, banks, government agencies, estates and individuals through transitions. 

An auctioneer, appraiser and Realtor, she’s sold tens of millions of dollars in real and personal property.

A pioneer in the online auction industry, she’s sold assets as diverse as residential and commercial real estate, heavy equipment, fine art, vehicles, antiques, and IT equipment in 33 states and Puerto Rico. 

She specializes in asset recovery for businesses, banks and government agencies, and is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA), holding their prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation. 

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Jerry Jenkins

  • Vice-President/ Marketing Director

Jerry Jenkins is the Vice President and Marketing Director for Worley Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Growing up in the Worley family business, Jerry has 25 years of experience in the auction / appraisal industry. Business owners and individuals turn to him for help in smoothly navigating life’s transitions, while his in-depth knowledge and commitment to exemplary service make him a trusted resource for attorneys, financial institutions and government entities. 

Jerry’s an expert in appraising and marketing collector cars, and actively studies collecting trends and emerging niche segments across asset classes including vehicles, motorcycles, antiques & collectibles.

A respected leader in the auction industry for creative marketing in new and emerging markets, he utilizes social media, video content, SEO, & photography to achieve top dollar.

Jerry’s highly committed to continuing Worley Auctioneers’ promise of delivering superior service and producing excellent results.  He has an eye for detail and is meticulous in his work. Clients appreciate his integrity in business and ability to offer unique solutions in unconventional circumstances.


Professional Designations

G.P.P.A. Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (National Auctioneers Association)

A.S.C.A.A. American Society of Certified Auto Appraisers

C.M.E.A. Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (National Equipment & Business Brokers Institute)

C.A.G.A. Certified Appraisers Guild of America

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William Hesch, Jr.

  • Senior Project Manager/ Appraiser

William E. Hesch, Jr., is the Senior Project Manager and a personal property appraiser for Worley Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc.  Since 2009, he has spearheaded the development and implementation of auction plans: managing logistics, compliance issues, staffing, catalog design, marketing, website development and event production.  
Prior to joining the Worley Team, Hesch worked as a law clerk for one of Greater Cincinnati’s leading estate planning law firms- drafting contracts, wills and trusts, and documents for small businesses.  
Having personally managed over 500 online auctions in 20 states and Puerto Rico, Hesch has a working knowledge of target markets and was invited to serve on the USA Today Road Warrior panel.  He holds a B.A. Classics from Loyola University Chicago and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 2006.

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