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  • Taft Butcher

    Taft Butcher

    General Manager

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    Taft Butcher

    Taft Butcher

    General Manager

    Taft is from Maryville, TN and has lived here in Chattanooga for the last 18 years. He is married and has 2 daughters. This is Taft’s 28th year in the car business. He was with Toyota and Lexus and left to come to KIA because of the great product and wanted to be with a company that was on the cutting edge of technology and stood behind its 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty. He is a member of Christ United Methodist Church. In his free time, he enjoys boating, football, spending time with his beautiful wife and family, and yelling GO VOLS!

  • Boone Roach

    Boone Roach

    General Sales Manager

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    Boone Roach

    Boone Roach

    General Sales Manager

    Boone has been in the car business since 1985 started with Standefer Nissan until 2007 and then Ken Hunt at Hunt Nissan until starting here with us at KIA in 2018.  Boone is married with a beautiful daughter. Boone enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

  • Matthew Moreland

    Matthew Moreland

    Used Car Manager

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    Matthew Moreland

    Matthew Moreland

    Used Car Manager

    Matt grew up in Marietta, GA. He has 3 children and has been married for 12 years. Matt has been in the car business for 7 years. When not at work Matt is usually at the lake or the pool.

  • Dirk Emmett

    Dirk Emmett

    Business Development Manager

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    Dirk Emmett

    Dirk Emmett

    Business Development Manager

    Dirk has been with KIA of Chattanooga for 9 years and counting. He started in Sales and has progressed to a Sales Manager position currently in our Business Development Center (BDC) team. He is married with a beautiful daughter. His interests outside of work include hunting, fishing, and pulling for the Crimson Tide!

  • Clyde Dempsey

    Clyde Dempsey

    Finance Manager

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    Clyde Dempsey

    Clyde Dempsey

    Finance Manager

    Clyde is originally from Mississippi and now resides in Dalton, GA. He has been in the car business for 17 years, the last 8 here at KIA. Clyde has been married for 18 years and has 2 wonderful boys. He enjoys video games and spending time with his family. He is a big fan of the “Mouse” and goes to Disney every chance he gets.

  • Jeff Middlebrooks

    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Finance Manager

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    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Finance Manager

    Jeff comes to us with many years experience in the car business, most all of it was in Dalton, GA. Jeff is a Finance Manager here and we welcome him to out KIA family

  • Hank Brown

    Hank Brown

    Sales Specialist

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    Hank Brown

    Hank Brown

    Sales Specialist

    Hank is originally from Compton, CA, and moved to the Chattanooga area in 1991. He is married, has 5 children, and 9 grandchildren. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and attended USC. Hank has been in the car business for 18 years and thrives on making the buying process easy.

  • Craig Pesnell

    Craig Pesnell

    Sales Specialist

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    Craig Pesnell

    Craig Pesnell

    Sales Specialist

    Craig is new to KIA of Chattanooga but not to the car business. He is a true professional and understands the importance of treating his customers the way he would want to be treated.

  • Juan Salazar

    Juan Salazar

    Sales Specialist

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    Juan Salazar

    Juan Salazar

    Sales Specialist

    Juan is from Dalton GA. He has been in the car business 6 years the last 3 here at KIA of Chattanooga.

  • John Im

    John Im

    Sales Specialist

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    John Im

    John Im

    Sales Specialist

    John is brand new to the car business. He is from South Korea and has been in states several years now. John is married and so far he likes the car business.

  • Brandon Pyles

    Brandon Pyles

    Sales Specialist

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    Brandon Pyles

    Brandon Pyles

    Sales Specialist

    We are very happy to have Brandon, he is brand new to the car business and has a real nack for the job, he is friendly, listens well and has a customer service attitude, ask for him for a stress free buying experience.

  • Brian Daugherty

    Brian Daugherty

    Sales Specialist

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    Brian Daugherty

    Brian Daugherty

    Sales Specialist

  • Scott Kephart

    Scott Kephart

    Sales Specialist

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    Scott Kephart

    Scott Kephart

    Sales Specialist

    Scott is a homeowner in North Chattanooga, lives with his wife, son and rescued dogs.  A car sales professional for over 13 years with hundreds od happy clients. He loves working out, sports, hiking and family.

  • Dustin Young

    Dustin Young

    Sales Specialist

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    Dustin Young

    Dustin Young

    Sales Specialist

    Dustin just started with us but he has many years experience in the car business and customers really enjoy working with him.

  • Allie Kang

    Allie Kang

    Business Development Agent

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    Allie Kang

    Allie Kang

    Business Development Agent

    Allie is a member of the BDC Team. She is from South Korea and Argentina and speaks both Spanish and Korean. She is married and has 3 beautiful children; 2 daughters and a son. Allie has been in the car business for 5 years. Allie enjoys watching football and spending time with her family.

  • Lindsey Stone

    Lindsey Stone

    Business Development Agent

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    Lindsey Stone

    Lindsey Stone

    Business Development Agent

  • Samantha Dollmont

    Samantha Dollmont

    Business Development Agent

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    Samantha Dollmont

    Samantha Dollmont

    Business Development Agent

  • Greg Lee

    Greg Lee

    Service Manager

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    Greg Lee

    Greg Lee

    Service Manager

  • Charlie Puckett

    Charlie Puckett

    Service Advisor

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    Charlie Puckett

    Charlie Puckett

    Service Advisor

    Charlie is a service writer here at KIA of Chattanooga, he is very knowledgeable, friendly and genuinely cares about all of his customers.  He gets many complements and people like working with him.

  • Jacob Hood

    Jacob Hood

    Service Advisor

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    Jacob Hood

    Jacob Hood

    Service Advisor

    Jacob has a wonderful personality and really tries hard to provide customers with a great experience when visiting our service department.

  • Jon Phipps

    Jon Phipps

    Used Car Coordinator Service

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    Jon Phipps

    Jon Phipps

    Used Car Coordinator Service

    Jon is a life long resident of Ringgold GA. he is married and has no children but does have a cat and a dog.  Jon has been in the automobile business for 22 years and KIA of Chattanooga for the past 11 years. He is a big fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, enjoys shooting sports and video gaming.

  • Jose Morales

    Jose Morales

    KIA Technician

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    Jose Morales

    Jose Morales

    KIA Technician

    Jose is from Dalton GA. He has been in the auto repair business for 7 years and the last 2 1/2 years here at KIA of Chattanooga. He enjoys working here and always has a smile, he likes the way everyone here gets along and work as a team helping one another.  He is married with no children. Jose is a big soccer fan and loves playing video games

  • Ian Stead

    Ian Stead

    KIA Technician

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    Ian Stead

    Ian Stead

    KIA Technician

    Ian is new to our shop and is training to become a certified KIA tech.

  • Alec Binns

    Alec Binns

    KIA Technician

    Alec Binns

    Alec Binns

    KIA Technician

  • Gregg Finger

    Gregg Finger

    Parts Manager

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    Gregg Finger

    Gregg Finger

    Parts Manager

    Gregg was born in Knoxville TN. but has lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life. Gregg has been in the car business for 17 years and with KIA of Chattanooga the past 3. Gregg is married and has 2 boys to keep him busy, 1 is 8 the other is 5. When not working he loves college football and anything to do with the outdoors.

  • Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Parts

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    Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Parts

    Mike is from the big city of Soddy Daisy TN. Mike has been in the automobile parts industry for the past 13 years, the last 2 with KIA of Chattanooga. Mike is married and has 3 children. When not working selling parts he is coaching his youngest daughters softball team, which occupies most of his free time. When not at the ball fields he can usually found on the lake catching Crappie or Bass fishing.

  • Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Lot Manager

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    Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Lot Manager

    Mike has been with KIA of Chattanooga the last 8 years. He is married and has 2 children. When not working Mike is a Bass Fisherman and enjoys a round of golf when he can. He is a life long fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide.  “Roll Tide”

  • Darian Johnson

    Darian Johnson

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    Darian Johnson

    Darian Johnson

    Detail

    Darian has been with KIA going on 3 years, she is excellent in her profession and we are thankful to have her.

  • Tom Teas

    Tom Teas

    Warranty Administrator

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    Tom Teas

    Tom Teas

    Warranty Administrator

    TWO Words describe TOM,  ROLL TIDE !!!!

  • Angie Lee

    Angie Lee

    Controller

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    Angie Lee

    Angie Lee

    Controller

    Angie is the glue that keeps KIA of Chattanooga together and going strong. She is from the great state of Alabama is a fan of the Crimson Tide. Angie has over 28 years experience in the car business, the last 6 here at KIA of Chattanooga. She is married and has 4 children. When away from here, she enjoys gardening and being on the farm.

  • Joyce Matthews

    Joyce Matthews

    Accounting

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    Joyce Matthews

    Joyce Matthews

    Accounting

    Joyce was raised in Belpre Ohio, moved to Nashville, TN. in 1982 and to Chattanooga in 1995 (she does consider herself a Tennessean). Joyce has been in the car business for 9 years, the past 4 at KIA of Chattanooga. She enjoys her job and working with a great team. Joyce has 1 daughter, a son in law and a precious grandson. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves the beach and watching her grandson play baseball.

  • Liz Fiallo

    Liz Fiallo

    Accounting

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    Liz Fiallo

    Liz Fiallo

    Accounting

    Liz is from Cuba, has lived in Chattanooga the past 11 years and really enjoys the Chattanooga area. Liz enjoys photography and living life to the fullest, this is her second year in the car business.

     

     

     

  • Corteney Lytle

    Corteney Lytle

    Human Relations/Payroll

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    Corteney Lytle

    Corteney Lytle

    Human Relations/Payroll

    Corteney is originally from northern Illinois, and has the accent to prove it. She has been in the car business for 12 years and the last 6 here at KIA of Chattanooga. Corteney enjoys water sports like paddle boarding and being in the sunshine.

  • Kendra Hiett

    Kendra Hiett

    Title Clerk

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    Kendra Hiett

    Kendra Hiett

    Title Clerk

  • Hank Brown

    Hank Brown

    Sales Specialist

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    Hank Brown

    Hank Brown

    Sales Specialist

    Hank is originally from Compton, CA, and moved to the Chattanooga area in 1991. He is married, has 5 children, and 9 grandchildren. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and attended USC. Hank has been in the car business for 18 years and thrives on making the buying process easy.

  • Craig Pesnell

    Craig Pesnell

    Sales Specialist

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    Craig Pesnell

    Craig Pesnell

    Sales Specialist

    Craig is new to KIA of Chattanooga but not to the car business. He is a true professional and understands the importance of treating his customers the way he would want to be treated.

  • Juan Salazar

    Juan Salazar

    Sales Specialist

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    Juan Salazar

    Juan Salazar

    Sales Specialist

    Juan is from Dalton GA. He has been in the car business 6 years the last 3 here at KIA of Chattanooga.

  • John Im

    John Im

    Sales Specialist

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    John Im

    John Im

    Sales Specialist

    John is brand new to the car business. He is from South Korea and has been in states several years now. John is married and so far he likes the car business.

  • Brandon Pyles

    Brandon Pyles

    Sales Specialist

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    Brandon Pyles

    Brandon Pyles

    Sales Specialist

    We are very happy to have Brandon, he is brand new to the car business and has a real nack for the job, he is friendly, listens well and has a customer service attitude, ask for him for a stress free buying experience.

  • Brian Daugherty

    Brian Daugherty

    Sales Specialist

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    Brian Daugherty

    Brian Daugherty

    Sales Specialist

  • Scott Kephart

    Scott Kephart

    Sales Specialist

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    Scott Kephart

    Scott Kephart

    Sales Specialist

    Scott is a homeowner in North Chattanooga, lives with his wife, son and rescued dogs.  A car sales professional for over 13 years with hundreds od happy clients. He loves working out, sports, hiking and family.

  • Dustin Young

    Dustin Young

    Sales Specialist

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    Dustin Young

    Dustin Young

    Sales Specialist

    Dustin just started with us but he has many years experience in the car business and customers really enjoy working with him.

  • Charlie Puckett

    Charlie Puckett

    Service Advisor

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    Charlie Puckett

    Charlie Puckett

    Service Advisor

    Charlie is a service writer here at KIA of Chattanooga, he is very knowledgeable, friendly and genuinely cares about all of his customers.  He gets many complements and people like working with him.

  • Jacob Hood

    Jacob Hood

    Service Advisor

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    Jacob Hood

    Jacob Hood

    Service Advisor

    Jacob has a wonderful personality and really tries hard to provide customers with a great experience when visiting our service department.

  • Jon Phipps

    Jon Phipps

    Used Car Coordinator Service

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    Jon Phipps

    Jon Phipps

    Used Car Coordinator Service

    Jon is a life long resident of Ringgold GA. he is married and has no children but does have a cat and a dog.  Jon has been in the automobile business for 22 years and KIA of Chattanooga for the past 11 years. He is a big fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, enjoys shooting sports and video gaming.

  • Jose Morales

    Jose Morales

    KIA Technician

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    Jose Morales

    Jose Morales

    KIA Technician

    Jose is from Dalton GA. He has been in the auto repair business for 7 years and the last 2 1/2 years here at KIA of Chattanooga. He enjoys working here and always has a smile, he likes the way everyone here gets along and work as a team helping one another.  He is married with no children. Jose is a big soccer fan and loves playing video games

  • Ian Stead

    Ian Stead

    KIA Technician

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    Ian Stead

    Ian Stead

    KIA Technician

    Ian is new to our shop and is training to become a certified KIA tech.

  • Alec Binns

    Alec Binns

    KIA Technician

    Alec Binns

    Alec Binns

    KIA Technician

  • Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Lot Manager

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    Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Lot Manager

    Mike has been with KIA of Chattanooga the last 8 years. He is married and has 2 children. When not working Mike is a Bass Fisherman and enjoys a round of golf when he can. He is a life long fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide.  “Roll Tide”

  • Darian Johnson

    Darian Johnson

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    Darian Johnson

    Darian Johnson

    Detail

    Darian has been with KIA going on 3 years, she is excellent in her profession and we are thankful to have her.

  • Tom Teas

    Tom Teas

    Warranty Administrator

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    Tom Teas

    Tom Teas

    Warranty Administrator

    TWO Words describe TOM,  ROLL TIDE !!!!

  • Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Parts

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    Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Parts

    Mike is from the big city of Soddy Daisy TN. Mike has been in the automobile parts industry for the past 13 years, the last 2 with KIA of Chattanooga. Mike is married and has 3 children. When not working selling parts he is coaching his youngest daughters softball team, which occupies most of his free time. When not at the ball fields he can usually found on the lake catching Crappie or Bass fishing.

  • Taft Butcher

    Taft Butcher

    General Manager

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    Taft Butcher

    Taft Butcher

    General Manager

    Taft is from Maryville, TN and has lived here in Chattanooga for the last 18 years. He is married and has 2 daughters. This is Taft’s 28th year in the car business. He was with Toyota and Lexus and left to come to KIA because of the great product and wanted to be with a company that was on the cutting edge of technology and stood behind its 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty. He is a member of Christ United Methodist Church. In his free time, he enjoys boating, football, spending time with his beautiful wife and family, and yelling GO VOLS!

  • Boone Roach

    Boone Roach

    General Sales Manager

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    Boone Roach

    Boone Roach

    General Sales Manager

    Boone has been in the car business since 1985 started with Standefer Nissan until 2007 and then Ken Hunt at Hunt Nissan until starting here with us at KIA in 2018.  Boone is married with a beautiful daughter. Boone enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

  • Matthew Moreland

    Matthew Moreland

    Used Car Manager

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    Matthew Moreland

    Matthew Moreland

    Used Car Manager

    Matt grew up in Marietta, GA. He has 3 children and has been married for 12 years. Matt has been in the car business for 7 years. When not at work Matt is usually at the lake or the pool.

  • Dirk Emmett

    Dirk Emmett

    Business Development Manager

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    Dirk Emmett

    Dirk Emmett

    Business Development Manager

    Dirk has been with KIA of Chattanooga for 9 years and counting. He started in Sales and has progressed to a Sales Manager position currently in our Business Development Center (BDC) team. He is married with a beautiful daughter. His interests outside of work include hunting, fishing, and pulling for the Crimson Tide!

  • Greg Lee

    Greg Lee

    Service Manager

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    Greg Lee

    Greg Lee

    Service Manager

  • Gregg Finger

    Gregg Finger

    Parts Manager

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    Gregg Finger

    Gregg Finger

    Parts Manager

    Gregg was born in Knoxville TN. but has lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life. Gregg has been in the car business for 17 years and with KIA of Chattanooga the past 3. Gregg is married and has 2 boys to keep him busy, 1 is 8 the other is 5. When not working he loves college football and anything to do with the outdoors.

  • Angie Lee

    Angie Lee

    Controller

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    Angie Lee

    Angie Lee

    Controller

    Angie is the glue that keeps KIA of Chattanooga together and going strong. She is from the great state of Alabama is a fan of the Crimson Tide. Angie has over 28 years experience in the car business, the last 6 here at KIA of Chattanooga. She is married and has 4 children. When away from here, she enjoys gardening and being on the farm.

  • Allie Kang

    Allie Kang

    Business Development Agent

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    Allie Kang

    Allie Kang

    Business Development Agent

    Allie is a member of the BDC Team. She is from South Korea and Argentina and speaks both Spanish and Korean. She is married and has 3 beautiful children; 2 daughters and a son. Allie has been in the car business for 5 years. Allie enjoys watching football and spending time with her family.

  • Lindsey Stone

    Lindsey Stone

    Business Development Agent

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    Lindsey Stone

    Lindsey Stone

    Business Development Agent

  • Samantha Dollmont

    Samantha Dollmont

    Business Development Agent

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    Samantha Dollmont

    Samantha Dollmont

    Business Development Agent

  • Joyce Matthews

    Joyce Matthews

    Accounting

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    Joyce Matthews

    Joyce Matthews

    Accounting

    Joyce was raised in Belpre Ohio, moved to Nashville, TN. in 1982 and to Chattanooga in 1995 (she does consider herself a Tennessean). Joyce has been in the car business for 9 years, the past 4 at KIA of Chattanooga. She enjoys her job and working with a great team. Joyce has 1 daughter, a son in law and a precious grandson. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves the beach and watching her grandson play baseball.

  • Liz Fiallo

    Liz Fiallo

    Accounting

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    Liz Fiallo

    Liz Fiallo

    Accounting

    Liz is from Cuba, has lived in Chattanooga the past 11 years and really enjoys the Chattanooga area. Liz enjoys photography and living life to the fullest, this is her second year in the car business.

     

     

     

  • Corteney Lytle

    Corteney Lytle

    Human Relations/Payroll

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    Corteney Lytle

    Corteney Lytle

    Human Relations/Payroll

    Corteney is originally from northern Illinois, and has the accent to prove it. She has been in the car business for 12 years and the last 6 here at KIA of Chattanooga. Corteney enjoys water sports like paddle boarding and being in the sunshine.

  • Kendra Hiett

    Kendra Hiett

    Title Clerk

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    Kendra Hiett

    Kendra Hiett

    Title Clerk

  • Clyde Dempsey

    Clyde Dempsey

    Finance Manager

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    Clyde Dempsey

    Clyde Dempsey

    Finance Manager

    Clyde is originally from Mississippi and now resides in Dalton, GA. He has been in the car business for 17 years, the last 8 here at KIA. Clyde has been married for 18 years and has 2 wonderful boys. He enjoys video games and spending time with his family. He is a big fan of the “Mouse” and goes to Disney every chance he gets.

  • Jeff Middlebrooks

    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Finance Manager

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    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Finance Manager

    Jeff comes to us with many years experience in the car business, most all of it was in Dalton, GA. Jeff is a Finance Manager here and we welcome him to out KIA family