Dennis Kruse is a 1964 graduate of the Reppert School of Auctioneering. He is a licensed auctioneer and real estate broker in the state of Indiana, and has been involved in the sale and valuation of real estate and personal property in northeastern Indiana since 1964. He has served in the Indiana Legislature since 1989, and currently is the State Senator for District 14 covering parts of Allen, DeKalb and Steuben Counties. He is the current chairman of the Senate Education committee, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Trine University. Dennis is a graduate of Indiana University, and was a licensed teacher in the state of Indiana. He has an honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Harrison College.
Dennis was President of Repperts from 1996 to 2011, and now serves as President Emeritus. He is the past president of the Northeastern Indiana Association of Realtors, the Indiana Auctioneers Association, and the National Auctioneers Association. He has earned his GRI and CAI designations, having graduated from the charter class of CAI. Dennis is a life member of the NAA, and in 2013, was inducted into the National Auctioneers Hall of Fame. He also served on the National Auctioneers Foundation Board of Directors from 2009-2011.