About The NPA

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is a professional trade organization working to serve and protect independent qualified pawnbrokers since 1987. Advocating for the pawn industry at a national level, the NPA works to advance the positive and professional image of the pawn industry throughout North America and beyond. The NPA provides a powerful unified voice for the pawn industry and the communities it aspires to serve.

Who We Are

The NPA provides education, tools, resources, and networking opportunities to members and advocates of the pawn industry. The NPA holds the largest convention and tradeshow supporting pawnbrokers worldwide, bringing industry professionals together annually.

Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, the NPA is comprised of ten active committees working to support every area of the organization. The Government Relations Committee (GRC) works 24/7, 365 days a year to protect and serve the pawn industry. For over twenty years, the NPA is the only national association employing qualified professionals, legal counsel and a lobbying firm in Washington, DC in this effort to protect and serve.

As a non-profit trade association, the NPA relies on financial support from members and Industry Partners at both the state and federal level. This financial support ensures the NPA continue its work supporting pawnbrokers, their businesses and families.


Continue to be the nationally recognized face of the pawn

industry by providing indispensable advocacy and resources

for our members and the industry at large.


The National Pawnbrokers Association professionally represents the industry through legislative support, education, and advocacy for our members.


Current & Past Presidents

  • 2022 – present Johnny Whiteside
  • 2020 – 2022 Boyd Naylor
  • 2019 – 2020 Kerry Rainey
  • 2017 – 2019 Tim Collier
  • 2015 – 2017 Larry Nuckols
  • 2013 – 2015 Ben Levinson
  • 2011 – 2013 Kevin Prochaska
  • 2009 – 2011 David Crume
  • 2007 – 2009 David Adelman
  • 2005 – 2007 Fran Bishop
  • 2003 – 2005 Ed Bean
  • 2001 – 2003 Brian Smith
  • 1999 – 2001 Doin Loftis
  • 1997 – 1999 Paul Edge
  • 1995 – 1997 Pat Stovall
  • 1993 – 1995 Bob Stogner
  • 1991 – 1993 Charles Jones
  • 1989 – 1991 Louise Seawright (First President)
  • 1988 Miley O’Neal (Founder)

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