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Staff Directory

Management

Aric Swanger

Aric Swanger

Team Member since 2016
About Aric
With 19 ½ years in the car business, 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

Work :919-572-1700

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Rod Davis

Rod Davis

Team Member since 2018

Sales Manager

Work :919-572-1700

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Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Team Member since 2010

Used Car Director

Work :919-929-3115

Terrence Joseph

Terrence Joseph

Team Member since 2014
About Terrence
Terrence is our Finance Manager who is from Durham, NC. He has worked in all departments in the car industry from Sales to the Business Development Center to now the Finance department. The best part of his job is building relationships with the new customers that come in every day. When he isn’t at work, Terrence can be found playing soccer, spending time with his family, and taking care of his 5 dogs.

Finance Manager

Work :919-572-1700

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Receptionist

Tina Green

Tina Green

Team Member since 2019

Receptionist

Work :919-572-1700

Internet Department

Malinda Threadgill

Malinda Threadgill

Team Member since 2019

Business Development Representative

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Ray Goral

Ray Goral

Team Member since 2020

Business Development Representative

Work :919-572-1700

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Kim Wedge

Kim Wedge

Team Member since 2020

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :919-717-1973Email

Sales Department

Pa Sanneh

Pa Sanneh

Team Member since 2015

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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

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Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :984-364-7931Email

R0mesa Ibnaouf

R0mesa Ibnaouf

Team Member since 2019

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :919-891-3166Email

Darcel Hicks

Darcel Hicks

Team Member since 2020

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :202-413-8217Email

Amber Alderman

Amber Alderman

Team Member since 2020

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :234-308-3069Email

Clay Sawyer

Clay Sawyer

Team Member since 2020

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :919-523-1685Email

Kristie Underwood

Kristie Underwood

Team Member since 2020

Sales Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :336-459-5624Email

Zikun Ye

Zikun Ye

Team Member since 2020

Sales Representative "I speak mandarin"

Work :919-572-1700

Cell :919-931-2857Email

Fleet Sales

Larry Clark

Larry Clark

Team Member since 1996

Commercial & Fleet Manager

Work :919-682-9171 x 236

Service Department

Jonathan Fisher

Jonathan Fisher

Team Member since 2010

Fixed Operations Manager

Work :919-682-9171 x 258

Ken Rebholz

Ken Rebholz

Team Member since 2019

Service Manager

Work :919-572-1700

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Cliff Dexheimer

Cliff Dexheimer

Team Member since 2017
About Cliff
Cliff Dexheimer is a member of the BDC department. After retiring, his wife encouraged him to find a new career and Cliff happily landed at University Kia. Cliff’s favorite part about his job is the people that he works with. When he isn’t at work, Cliff enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and woodworking.

Customer Service Manager

Work :919-572-1700

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Savannah Wilson

Savannah Wilson

Team Member since 2019

Service Adviser

Work :919-572-1700

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Russell Willis

Russell Willis

Team Member since 2020

Service Adviser

Work :919-572-1700

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Technicians

ZhanZhao Chen

ZhanZhao Chen

Team Member since 2011

Technician

Work :919-572-1700

Chris Kohler

Team Member since 2017

Technician

Work :919-572-1700

Chistopher Burgess

Team Member since 2014

Technician

Work :919-572-1700

Chris Kholer Jr

Team Member since 2020

Technician

Work :919-572-1700

Parts Department

Chris Mink

Chris Mink

Team Member since 2012

Parts Manager

Work :919-572-1700

Cynthia Gornto

Cynthia Gornto

Team Member since 2018

Parts Representative

Work :919-572-1700

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Dan Nerl

Dan Nerl

Team Member since 2008

Parts Representative

Work :919-572-1700

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

Team Member since 1999

Parts Representative

Work :919-572-1700

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!