West Texas A&M Alumnus Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Toya McLeod headshot

Toya S. McLeod was conferred the Knight Commander’s Accolade by Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III during the KAOEF’s 26th Annual Bid for Brotherhood at House of Blues Orlando during the 80th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in Orlando, Florida.

Toya attended West Texas A&M University and served as Number I and Number VI of Gamma Sigma Chapter.

In 2001, Toya founded Continental Auctioneers, Inc., a contract auction firm which quickly became one of the premier contract auctioneers in the country. For more than twenty years, his services have taken him around the world including Dubai, Lebanon, India, and the Philippines, to work for many of the world’s top auction clients.

Toya was named the 2018 Texas State Champion Auctioneer, 2018 Texas Lone Star Open Champion Auctioneer, 2020 Mile High Open Champion Auctioneer, and 2013 Reserve World Champion Automobile Auctioneer.

Toya has served as the auctioneer for most of the KAOEF’s annual Bid for Brotherhood auctions since 2004, which, since its inception, has raised more than $1.2 million dollars for leadership and educational programs hosted by the Order for undergraduates.

In 2015, Toya was inducted into the now Duncan Province Court of Honor.

Toya currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his life partner DeAnn, and is the proud father of two teenage daughters, Claire and Meredith.