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EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBERS

Ryan Sponsler
President/Dealer Principal

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Scott Donley
Chairman

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Ben Sponsler
Sales Operation Director
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Ben joined Donley Auto Group in 2011 having started his career with us as Finance Manager at Donley Ford Lincoln of Mt Vernon,  He has also served as General Sales Manager at Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland from 2017 - 2018 and assumed the role of Sales Operations Director in August 2019 to present.

Ben and his wife Niki, have two daughters and one son and reside in Ashland, Ohio.  Both have deep family roots in the Ashland community having been raised there and are graduates of Ashland High School and of Ashland University.  They enjoy camaraderie with friends, golf and quality family time.  Niki is also a certified yoga instruction in Ashland.

Ben is a great asset to our team and strives to ensure that our customers always receive the best experience and walk away knowing they've Discovered the Donley Difference!

 


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Aaron Sponsler
Sales Operations Director

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Aaron Sponsler is a Sales Operations Director with Donley Auto Group.  He first joined the Donley Team as a was boy when our service building was located on Union Street in downtown Ashland.  And he's since held nearly every position in the Auto Group. 

Aaron is married to Tia and they've been together for 20 years.  They reside in Ashland, Ohio with their two children Preston (11) and Louella (7 months).  Preston shares Aaron's love of baseball and Louella loves to jibber jabber. 

Aaron and Tia are also the owners of the 180 year old landmark - Olivesburg General Store and have recently establish a non-profit.  

Aaron can be found at home with his family, at the OGS hosting a beer tasting or in his own garage when he has down time from Donley

Aaron is a great asset and leader to our team!


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Joel Tanner
Fixed Operations Director
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Joel Tanner has a tenure of four years with Donley Auto Group having returned to our team as our Fixed Operations Director in 2017.  Prior to his return, Joel has spent 20 years in the automotive industry, much of which was with a Wards Top 100 Dealer.  He brings great expertise and is driven to make our dealership service experience the best in the Heart of Ohio!

Joel is a native of Ashland, Ohio where he was born and raised.  He, along with his wife Jenine, their two children and their four dogs,  reside in Medina now and have strong connections to Cleveland having also lived in that area for many years. 

In Ashland, Joel was instrumental in helping launch the S.P.A.R.K.E  (Students Preparing for and Acquiring Real-world Knowledge and Experience) Program at Ashland County West Holmes Career Center.   And he shares that he is passionate about supporting United Way and the Animal Protection League.

His hobbies include golf, playing guitar and wood working.  He is a member of the Woodworkers Guild of America.

We are fortunate to have Joel as a member of our team!  We appreciate his dedication to our company and to help our customers truly Discover the Donley Difference!


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Mark Everly
Controller
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Mark Everly joined our Donley team in 1997.  His combined experience, including 6 years at other dealerships, is 27 years in automotive. Which makes him a great asset to our team!

 Mark was born and raised in Marion County, Ohio.  He and his wife Michelle, currently reside in Ashland, Ohio.  He enjoys traveling to visit family in Texas and Florida and spends much of his spare time cheering on nieces and nephews who participate in local extracurricular activities.  In addition to staying busy with family activities, Mark is an avid Columbus Bluejackets fan and takes in as many games as possible in a season!

 Mark brings strong work ethic, leadership and great organization to our team.  He is instrumental in making things run smoothly in our dealerships and helping make the Donley Difference a great experience for our customers!


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SALES TEAM MEMBERS

Matt Weiss
Used Car Manager
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Matt Weiss joined the Donley Auto Group team as a Sales Consultant.  He quickly transitioned to Finance Manager and then Used Car Manager at Donley Ford of Shelby.  He is presently our Sales Manager at Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland, assuming that role in 2018.  His entire twelve-year automotive career has been with Donley Auto Group and he is a great asset to our team.

Matt is a native of Willard. Ohio but now calls Ashland, Ohio home.  He has a son and a daughter and shares that he enjoys outdoor activities, attending sporting events and traveling.  But especially enjoys time with family!

Matt is a great fit for our team and has proven himself to be great in all areas of our sales!


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Jayme Giffin
New Inventory Coordinator
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Jayme Giffin has spent his entire 15 year automotive career with Donley Auto Group and is presently a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Donley Ford Lincoln of Mt Vernon as well as our Inventory Coordinator for our entire Auto Group. 

He and his wife reside in Centerburg, Ohio and have 4 daughters. 

Jayme enjoys outdoor activities best and attending various sporting events.

He is a great asset to our Donley Auto Group team and we appreciate all that he does!


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Michele LaRue
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Michele LaRue has been a valued member of the Donley Auto Group Sales Team since 2009 and has been in the automotive business for a total of 14 years.  She is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland and has a strong and loyal customer base having many customers become close friends through the years.   She, in turn, is loyal to her customers and provides an outstanding car buying experience for all her customers.

Michele and her husband Greg have been married 19 years and are natives of Ashland, OH where they reside.  Together they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. 

She is an involved member of Ashland Elks 1360 and is a Past Exalted Ruler for that lodge. She loves animals and has rescued many!  She enjoys gardening and cans most of their own vegetables.

We appreciate Michele as do her many customers!  She is a great asset to our Sales Team at Donley Auto Group!


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Logan North
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Logan North joined our Donley Auto Group team in April of 2015 as a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland.  In the five years he's been with our sales team, he's been recognized as Salesman of the Year in the entire Donley Auto Group for 3 years straight.  He has great customer relations and works very hard to get his customers into the right vehicle to suit their needs.  Logan has also been trained in Finance and is able to step into that role as needed.

Logan and his wife Alyssa are natives of Ashland, Ohio where they still reside and raise their 4 children.  Logan shares that the thing he most enjoys about his spare time is that spent with his family.

Logan is a pleasure to work with and a great asset to Donley Auto Group!


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Tegan Moyer
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Tegan Moyer joined our Donley Auto Group team in 2017 and is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland.  He brings with him several years of sales experience before his tenure with Donley and has applied that well in his current position making him one of the top sales team members in our company.

He is a native of Mansfield, Ohio where he still lives.  He enjoys golf and a good work out in his free time. He's very much a people person and enjoys working with his customers very much.

Tegan is a great guy to work with and we appreciate the great customer relations he's built and continues to build for Donley Auto Group.


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Dave Wyatt
SAles & Leasing Consultant

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Dave Wyatt joined Donley Auto Group in August 2019.  He is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland.  He brings with him great customer service experience from other industries and has applied it well to prove to be an excellent Sales & Leasing Consultant in this, his first experience in the automotive industry.

He was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, where he still resides with his newlywed wife.  He is a graduate of St. Peters High School and of The Ohio State University.  He most enjoys time spent with his five year old stepdaughter (he shares being greeted by her when he returns home from work is the best part of his day.)  He is a big Buckeyes and Browns fan and loves watching both on fall weekends.  He enjoys summer nights grilling and enjoying a nice fire.

Dave has proven to be a great asset to our Donley Team from the beginning!  We appreciate him as do his customers!


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Bryant Kucera
General Sales Manager

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Dan Reese
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Dan Reese joined our Donley Auto Group team in 2002.  He is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Donley Ford of Shelby where he's spent 12 years of his career with Donley.  He also spent 5 ½ years as a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Donley Ford of Galion previously.

Dan is a native of Shelby and loves his community.  He enjoys fishing on Lake Erie and following the Cleveland Browns.  He has a passion for Ford Mustangs!  And is a member of the Friends of the Black Fork, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Black Fork River and downtown Shelby, Ohio area.

Dan has great customers who've returned to him time and again over the years for their automotive needs and purchases.  We appreciate those strong relationships he has and his hard work for Donley Auto Group!

 

 


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Gage Schroeder
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Jessica Bracamontes
Sales & Leasing Consultant

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Jessica Bracomentes joined our Donley Auto Group Team in May 2020.   She brings with her 10 years of sales experience and is proving to be a great fit as a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Donley Ford of Shelby. 

Jessica was born in Texas, spent some of her teen and young adult years in Louisiana, but was raised primarily in Ashland, Ohio, where she calls home.  She has two children and spends her spare time with them enjoying camping, hiking, roller blading and anything to keep them active.  She is involved in her church where she loves to sing and participate in music ministry.  She shares that she has a passion to help individuals with special needs and has been a classroom volunteer for individuals with disabilities.  As well as assisting in Special Olympics.

Jessica is excited to be part of our Donley Team and is passionate about getting to know her customers and offering them the best sales experience possible.

 


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Andy Tilley
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Tim McCane
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Zak Smith
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Jeff Myers
General Sales Manager
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Brad Bennett
Sales Manager


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Jeffrey Renner
F&I Manager
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Rob Ball
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Brian Antill
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Jim Casebolt
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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SERVICE & PARTS TEAM MEMBERS

Mike Jackson
Service Manager
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Glenn Brooks
Parts Manager
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Billy Bigler
Detail Manager
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Ron Keiffer
Service Advisor
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Ben Mulholland
Service Advisor
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Vince Wright
Service Technician


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Marvin Rutherford
Service Technician


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Ryan Koppler
Service Technician


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Philip Boehm
Service Technician


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Derrick Chapman
Parts Counter
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Chloe Wright
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Karl Them
Service Manager
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Mark Giesige
Parts Manager
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Tonia Barlow
Service Advisor
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Chris Gottfried
Service Technician


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David Penwell
Service Technician


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Nathan Bentley
Service Technician


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Mike Martin
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Darla Friend
Service Manager
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Shane Robertson
Parts Manager
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Jeff Armstrong
Service Advisor
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Leah Ray
Service Advisor
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Tina Beaver
Service Advisor
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Joe Friend
Service Technician


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Brice Elmer
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Dave Fluhart
Service Technician


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Malcolm Fields
Service Technician
877-705-9331

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Kyle Coon
Service Technician


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Solomon Eichelberger
Service Technician


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Rob Manning
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Kyle Spreng
Parts Counter

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Scott Sigars
Parts Counter
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Terry Adams
Detailer


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Chris Yocum
Service Manager
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Bryan Grossenbacher
Parts Manager
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Andrew Wood
Service Advisor
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Tom Hoak
Service Technician


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Luther Gray
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MARKETING & BDC TEAM MEMBERS

Niki Walsh
Marketing & BDC Manager

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Kendal Meyer
Marketing Intern

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Dorea Kellem
Internet Sales/BDC Specialist

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Cindy May
Internet Sales/BDC Specialist

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Rachel Justice
Graphic Designer

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OFFICE TEAM MEMBERS

Michelle Everly
Senior Office Manager
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Montelle Smart
Human Resources Manager

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Kirsten Manders
Office Clerk

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Crystal Hamilton
Office Clerk

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Gina Koppler
Title Clerk


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Jane Vines
Administrative Assistant

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JoAnna Potter
Office Clerk
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Office Clerk

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Richelle Schunatz
Office Clerk
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