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Staff Directory

Management

Aric Swanger

Aric Swanger

Team Member since 2016
About Aric
Aric Swanger leads the team as the General Manager at University Kia. Originally from Milton, Pennsylvania, Aric prides himself on creating a fun team environment for both the employees and customers. When he isn’t at work, he can be found spending time with his family, cheering on the Carolina Panthers, enjoying motorcycles, or boating.

General Manager

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Joe Billingsley

Joe Billingsley

Team Member since 2014
About Joe
A veteran in the car business, Joe started in the industry in 1988. Since then, he has made it his goal to encourage and motivate his sales teams and to help every customer that he meets. He is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and is passionate about his family and creating a strong team environment.

Sales Manager

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Michael "MJ" Cooke

Michael "MJ" Cooke

Team Member since 2012

Sales Manager

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Rod Davis

Rod Davis

Team Member since 2018

Sales Manager (ASL Fluent)

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Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Team Member since 2010

Used Car Director

Work :919-929-3115

Jerome Johnson

Jerome Johnson

Team Member since 2020

Finance Manager

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Kristina Clayton

Kristina Clayton

Team Member since 2017

Business Development Center Manager

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Romesa Ibnaouf

Romesa Ibnaouf

Team Member since 2019
About Romesa
My name is Romesa and I love being a part of our growing University KIA family. My favorite part of being a salesperson is building relationships with my customers. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Finance Manager

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Ken Rebholz

Ken Rebholz

Team Member since 2019

Service Manager

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Carl Roberts


Fixed Operations Manager

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Hank Spear


Parts Manager

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Receptionist

Rita Mitchell

Rita Mitchell

Team Member since 2020

Receptionist

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Internet Department

Marquia Hayes

Team Member since 2021

Business Development Representative

Work :919-354-8032

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Cortne McClain

Cortne McClain

Team Member since 2020

Business Development Representative

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Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson

Team Member since 2020

Business Development Representative

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Chrissy Winston

Team Member since 2021

Business Development Representative

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Sales Department

Pa Sanneh

Pa Sanneh

Team Member since 2015
About Pa
Originally from Louisburg, NC, Pa is a member of the Sales Team. With a B.A in Public Administration, Pa joined the team in 2015. He is passionate about his job and really enjoys meeting new people and helping them get the vehicle they want. Some of his hobbies include soccer, trail biking, and traveling. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his German Shepherd, Gus.

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :919-232-1436Email

Sandra Ethridge

Sandra Ethridge

Team Member since 2019
About Sandra
Sharon Ethridge, sales specialist of Kia automobiles. I've been selling Kia's since 2017. Before finding my way to Kia, I sang professionally with a very well known band from Chapel Hill, NC known as Liquid Pleasure (We were voted best wedding band in the country in an article that appeared in the NY Times). I love music, but I also love selling cars. I believe in building lasting relationships and I love making new friends. I take pride in Customer satisfaction and my reviews reflect it.

Sales Representative

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Cell :984-364-7931Email

Kim Wedge

Kim Wedge

Team Member since 2020
About Kim
Hello! I am Kim Wedge and I am from Syracuse New York, but I have been in North Carolina for 27 years. I have been married for 29 years with 2 children and a grandson. I currently love to ride motorcycles and watching NASCAR. I am here to help my customer’s to the full extent and provide them with the best service to meet their needs.

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :919-717-1973Email

Steve Aikens

Steve Aikens

Team Member since 2021

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :984-202-1062Email

Nate Barrett

Team Member since 2021

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :919-491-9956Email

Nick Bell

Nick Bell

Team Member since 2021

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :848-525-3393Email

Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett

Team Member since 2021

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :917-806-9507Email

Davontae Floyd

Davontae Floyd

Team Member since 2021

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :919-591-4589Email

KK Pittman

KK Pittman

Team Member since 2021

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :252-270-0155Email

Diangres Thorpe

Team Member since 2021

Sales Representative

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Service Department

Ariel Watkins

Ariel Watkins

Team Member since 2020

Service Adviser

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Russell Willis

Russell Willis

Team Member since 2020

Service Adviser

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Technicians

ZhanZhao Chen

ZhanZhao Chen

Team Member since 2011

Technician

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Chris Kohler

Team Member since 2017

Technician

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Chistopher Burgess

Team Member since 2014

Technician

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Kaylan Lankford

Team Member since 2020

Technician

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Ross Schoen

Team Member since 2021

Technician

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Parts Department

Jordan Scurlock

Team Member since 2021

Parts Counter

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Cathleen Young

Team Member since 2021

Parts Counter

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Meet the team behind our outstanding client service! Our staff is committed to prioritizing the requirements of the customer and ensuring a fast, smooth and simple purchasing process. Stop today and meet our team at our showroom in Durham, NC and then shop for your next buy! Our team is made up of professionals with a lot of information and skills about the automotive industry and a passion for the sector as a whole. Trust us when we say that in the automotive industry you won't find a better team. Stop today in Durham, NC by University Kia of Durham and let's get this process going!