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Derek Tanksley has over twenty-three years in the automotive industry. He was born in Germany and grew up "all over"; as the son of a US Army officer. He graduated from Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas and attended college before branching out into the working world. Derek is an avid hunter, fisherman, all around outdoorsman and college football fan. Derek is married and has two sons; the youngest of which is a sophomore in college.
Automotive experience includes:
General Sales Manager- Mercedes-Benz of Waco, February 2005 - March 2016.
President & General Manager- Allen Samuels Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Mazda, June 2016-Current
Recognized and ranked number one in the nation in Customer Satisfaction Index by Mercedes-Benz USA in 2009.
National Automobile Dealer Academy Graduate - March 2016.
Derek has extensive experience in the automobile business, and is passionate about automobiles and business, a true car guy. Derek is a six time winner of the Mercedes-Benz USA's "Best of the Best" Dealer Recognition award; a two time winner of the Mercedes-Benz Master Guild Experience in Germany that recognizes the top 150 dealer employees in the United States. Derek is a four time winner of the Year End Sales Event by Mercedes-Benz and is a "Master Certified" Executive Manager by Mercedes-Benz USA.
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Sarah was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota where she attended and graduated from Minot High School. She then went on to graduate college in Bismark North Dakota. Upon graduating college Sarah joined the hospitality industry where she managed hotel and motel properties before relocating to Hutchinson in 1994.
Eldon has over 38 years in the automotive business. He has been recognized by Ford Motor Company as one of the top five dealers in the Kansas City Region for customer satisfaction. He also has earned the prestigious President's Dealer Award an amazing thirteen times.
Jeff was born in Shawnee Mission, KS and grew up in Newton, KS graduating from Newton High School. In 1988, Jeff graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. Upon graduating Jeff went to work for a local sign company, in Branson, MO.
Jeff is entering his 28th year in the automotive industry, and twenty-seven of those years have been spent right here in Hutchinson, KS. In February of 1989, he entered the automobile industry in Wichita and shortly thereafter he relocated to "Hutch."
Jeff worked at Hambelton-LaGreca Chevrolet and Pontiac for fifeteen years, taking care of both retail and fleet customers automotive needs. Jeff has earned recognition in General Motor's Legion of Leaders, Mark of Excellence, and Fleet Elite to name a few.
In 2005, Jeff joined the team at The Chrylser Dodge Jeep Ram and Mazda dealership where he has remained as a valued and advisor and leader to employees and his many, many clients.
Tom is a lifetime resident of Hutchinson for over 50 years. Tom attended Hutchinson High School and Central Kansas Vocational Automotive Technical School. Tom has been in the automotive industry for 32 years in sales, service, and management. He is a father to eight beautiful children and a loving wife who all live here in Hutch. Tom has volunteered his time in coaching football, softball for the local Rec and YMCA!
Todd attended Cheney High School before graduating Tonganoxie High School in North-East Kansas in 1981. He attended Fort Scott Community College on a football scholarship before studying business at Fort Hays State University.
Ron grew up in the small West Kansas town of Leoti. He graduated from Wichita County High School in 1990. Ron played several sports to include golf and basketball while attending Dodge City Community College. Ron served our country in the U.S. Army; upon leaving the Army he relocated to Hutchinson in 1998. Ron has over 18 years experience in the automotive industry. Ron is a avid sports fan and is passionate about supporting our community and the V.F.W. post 1361.
Adam was born in Salina, Kansas and moved to Hutchinson in March of 2012. Adam spent the prior 17 years in retail box stores before transitioning to the car business two and a-half years ago. Adam is married and has 2 children whom he enjoys spending time with as "Dad". When Adam is not working he enjoys bowling and anything to do with racing.
Howard was born at Cherry Point Naval Base in North Carolina where he graduated high school before being accepted to The University of Maryland-College Park where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Dean is a lifetime Hutchinson resident. Dean is married to his beautiful wife; they have four children and three perfect grandchildren. Dean prides himself in providing excellent customer service to his long list of repeat clients as evidenced by his over 30 year tenure in the automotive industry.
Adam is a Hutchinson native, he graduated from Hutchinson High School before attending HCC's Reno County Industrial Votech College.
Coleman is a graduate of Lyons High School and a Hutchinson Community College alumni. Coleman served our country in The United States Air Force and is a Desert Storm Veteran. He was in the manufactured home industry from 1998 through 2001. Coleman is the proud father of beautiful girls, a former Professional Wrestling Champion and an avid sports and music fan. Coleman has been in the automotive industry since 2001 in various positions to include Sales, Finance, and Management. For a fun and easy buying experience I'm your guy!
Reba is from the small Kansas town of Macksville, where she grew up and graduated from Mackesville High School. Reba relocated to Hutchinson twenty-five years ago and began her career in the automotive industry.
Steve is a long-time Hutchinson resident. He graduated from Hutchinson High School before branching out into the world of automobiles. Steve has been in the automotive industry for the last seventeen years.
Gerald was born in El Paso, Texas. His family relocated to Hutchinson when he was just three years of age. He graduated from Hutchinson High School prior to Gerald entering the automobile business.
Rex Bainum was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. Rex graduated from Emporia State University in May 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. After graduation Rex relocated to Washington DC and joined The U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Rural Electrification Administration.
Upon leaving the USDA, Rex returned to "Hutch" and became Vice-President of a local bank. He then joined a local CPA firm where he worked for the next five years until he passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in the spring of 1981. Rex went to work for Collins Industries Corporation as an Assistant Corporate Controller for over fifteen years. In total Rex has over forty years of experience in accounting and finance.
Teresa was born in Hutchinson but left Kansas at age three and traveled the world with her military family before returning to "Hutch" for good in 1979. She has been in the automotive industry for over 37 years working in many departments to include; parts, service, and assisting wholesale and retail clients.
McKenna was born and raised in Hutchinson. McKenna attended Nickerson High School before earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology, a Minor in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from McPherson College. She played college softball for four years while earning her degree at McPherson.
Linda is a lifetime Reno County resident. Linda attended Nickerson High School until her junior year; then her family moved to Satanta, KS where she graduated high school. Immediately upon graduating high school she returned to Hutchinson and enrolled in Hutchinson Community College.
Debbie was born and raised in Hutchinson where she attended Trinity Catholic High School and Hutchinson Community College. She has been in the automotive industry for the past five years and is always happy to assist our valued clients here at Allen Samuels.
Carol was born in Pratt, Kansas and moved to "Hutch" when she was seven years old. Carol moved Georgia in 1981 and started in the automobile business at a local Ford dealership.
Stephanie is a life long resident of Hutchinson and a graduate of Hutchinson Community College. She is a new addition to our team and is already proving to a valuable asset to Allen Samuels Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and Mazda team.
Tom Jackson was born in Lyons, Kansas before his family relocated to Hutchinson when he was a child. Tom graduated from Hutchinson High School and joined our dealership team in the summer of 2012.
Mark is a lifetime resident of "Hutch." Mark graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1978 and then immediately went to work in the automotive industry.
Calvin was born in Sterling, Kansas and graduated from Sterling High School in 2013. After graduation Calvin attended Hutchinson Community College where he earned a degree in Automotive Technology.
Aaron was born in Winfield, Kansas and has been in the automotive business for just over a year. Aaron is a quick learner and is very thorough in his daily duties.
Derrick is currently working with us and attending Hutchinson Community College to earn a degree in Auto Mechanics.