Meet the Team at Donley Ford of Galion


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EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBERS

Ben Sponsler, Sales Operation Director

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Ben Sponsler 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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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

Aaron Keeran, General Sales Manager

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Aaron Keeran joins Donley Auto Group as our General Sales Manager at Donley Ford of Galion. 

Aaron is a native of Marion, Ohio and brings with him over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry including sales, management, finance and insurance.

Aaron is a great fit for our team and our customers!  We're excited to have him with Donley Auto Group!


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Jeffrey Renner, F&I Manager
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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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Andy Tilley, Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Andy Tilley has been part of Donley Auto Group for 16 years, all at Donley Ford of Galion as a Sales & Leasing Consultant.  He has great customer relations and his customer thoroughly enjoy working with him. 

Andy and his wife Karen live in Galion, Ohio and have been married 28 years,  They have 2 grown children, a daughter and a son.  As well his daughter and her husband have blessed them with 2 beautiful granddaughters.  

Andy's favorite things to do are playing with his grand kids, hunting and fishing.  He is involved in his church where he leads the drama team and is a comic host for their Kid venture, which he's done for 10 years.  He's also a small group leader for the church youth group. 

Andy enjoys what he does and is a great part of our Donley Auto Group Team!  Come see him … you'll understand why his customers love him!


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Tim McCane, Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Tim McCane joined the Donley Auto Group team in 1998 as a Sales & Leasing Consultant.  Having a total of 25 years in automotive, he has proven to be one of our top selling team members at Donley Ford of Galion, consistently growing his customer base and developing great relationships that have withstood the test of time!  Many are 2nd or 3rd generation family customers!

He is a native of Galion which is where he and his wife, Tracy reside with their daughter. Tim enjoys hiking, fishing and hunting in his spare time. 

We're fortunate to have Tim and his hometown connections as part of our Donley Ford of Galion team!  He works hard for his customers to get them in just the right vehicle to suit their needs!


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Zak Smith, Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Zak Smith, Sales & Leasing Consultant at Donley Ford of Galion, has been a member of Donley Auto Group since July of 2019.  He brings with him great customer service skills and truly provides a great "Discover the Donley Difference" experience to his customers.

Zak and his wife live in Morrow County, Ohio.  He shares that he has a huge love for trucks!  That he presently has a collection of 5 and his favorite is his 1960 Ford F-100! (What a keeper!)  He also enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time.We appreciate Zak and his enthusiasm, customer service and teamwork   We are fortunate to have him on our Donley Auto Group team!


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SERVICE & PARTS TEAM MEMBERS

Karl Them, Service Manager
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Karl Them joined Donley Auto Group in May of 2019.  Bringing with him 44 years in the automotive service industry, including 40 as a Service Technician.  He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and is our Service Manager at Donley Ford of Galion.

Karl and his wife of 44 years have 2 children, 2 granddaughters and a new grandchild soon to arrive. 

 He is a skilled woodworker and in his spare time enjoys taking in the Lexington High School Boys Soccer games and shares that his son coaches the team!  Karl, himself, announced for Lexington High School sports for 20 years. 

 Karl is a pleasure to be around and we are so fortunate to have such a skilled Service provider leading our Donley Ford of Galion service team!

 


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Mark Giesige, Parts Manager
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Tonia Barlow, Service Advisor
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Tonia Barlow has been with Donley Auto Group since July of 2019.  She is an outstanding Service Advisor at Donley Ford of Galion.

Tonia and her husband of 28 years have 2 children - a son and a daughter who also works with us at Donley Ford of Shelby in Finance.   Her son is a professional in the IT industry.

 Tonia shares that she enjoys her Silver Labrador Retriever, camping and scrap booking.

 We appreciate Tonia's hard work and that she provides great customer service to our customers.  She is a pleasure to have on our team!


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Louie Brown, Service Technician


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Chris Gottfried, Service Technician


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David Penwell, Service Technician


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Brad Saolis, Service Technician


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Nathan Bentley, Service Technician


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MARKETING & BDC TEAM MEMBERS

Judi Dickinson, Community Relations & Events Manager
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Judi Dickinson has been a part of our Donley Auto Group team since 2013.  Bringing several years of Marketing experience with her, she served as our Marketing Manager until December of 2019.  In January of 2020, she moved into her current role as Community Relations & Events Manager. 

Judi and her husband Chad reside in Ashland, Ohio where they raised their four children.  And have been blessed with six grandchildren that they are fortunate to have all be close by in Ashland to enjoy. 

Judi enjoys family time above all other things.  But also enjoys dancing, reading, cooking and boating.  And loves traveling!

She feels strongly about being involved in the community she lives in and all the communities that our dealerships are located in.  She is an alumna of Leadership Ashland and past member of the Leadership Ashland Steering committee. She also presently serves on the Board of Directors for Ashland Schine's Theatre and is very involved in her church. 

Her passion for these things and more, make her a great fit as our Community Relations & Events Manager!


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Niki Walsh, Marketing & BDC Manager

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Niki Walsh joined Donley Auto Group as our Marketing and BDC Manager in January, 2020.  She brings with her eight years experience in the automotive industry specializing in digital marketing, business development and internet sales.

Niki enjoys time with her 3 daughters, 1 rescue dog and 2 rescue cats.  Among their favorite things to do together is cooking and dancing around the kitchen while doing so!

She is passionate about supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is an active member of the Fredericktown Music Boosters.

We appreciate the great experience and automotive marketing knowledge Niki brings with her and are glad to have her on our team!


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Kendal Meyer, Marketing Intern

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Kendal Meyer joined Donley Auto Group in early 2018 in our BDC Department and is now enjoying an opportunity to help us as our Marketing Intern.  She is an honor roll student at Ashland University studying Marketing and Public Relations. 

Kendal and her sisters, Kaelyn and Klaire, are the daughters of Heath and Jill Meyer of Jeromesville, Ohio, where her family resides.

In her spare time, Kendal is a cheerleading advisor for Hillsdale Schools and enjoys camping, traveling and photography.

She shares that what she loves most about her job with Donley Auto Group is getting to meet new members of the community, make new connections and attend events.  She is also a supporter of United Way.

Kendal has a promising future in Marketing and we are fortunate to have her be part of our team and give her an opportunity to learn about the field she has chosen for her career.


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Rachel Justice, Graphic Designer

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Rachel Justice is our Graphic Designer and has been with Donley Auto Group since 2016.  She brings a vast understanding of art and design with her.

She is the oldest of nine children and grew up in the Ashland area.  She has loved art for as long as she can remember and shares that her family tease her that she "was born with a paint brush in her hand."  Her skills developed at a young as she began by painting storefront windows for area businesses in downtown Loudonville and Ashland.  She evolved and now paints area murals, book illustrations, live painting events and logo design, to name just a few.  She acquired her education in Graphic Design from North Central State College.  And has her own studio based at The Mosaic Church in Mansfield where she manages a community art room. She is strong in faith and feels she can share that in a visual way.  Rachel served on the Board for Ashland Care Center for six years.

She shared that a recent highlight for her was to paint the mural logos for Good Deed Entertainment including their subdivision logo - Crank the Robot, in downtown Ashland.

Rachel enjoys working at Donley and helping with Graphic Design and more!  And her skills are very much appreciated!


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Cindy May, Sales Asst. and Internet Sales/BDC Specialist
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Cindy May joined our Donley Team in 2012 and has been a very important part of our Sales Team since!  She currently serves in the role of Internet Sales/BDC Specialist.  She brings prior automotive experience with her making her a great asset to our company!

Cindy graduated from Highland High School in Sparta, OH and has 2 sisters and 2 adult sons as well as 4 grandchildren.  She enjoys walking in the woods and a good social game of Texas Hold-em.  She especially loves and enjoys her 2 rescue Chocolate Lab Mix dogs.  She loves the Lord and is a strong woman of faith.

Cindy is a lifetime member of the ATA (Amateur Trapshooting Association) and is a previous Captain of the Ohio State Ladies Team.  

She loves to support community and does so by participating in the activities and sponsorships that Donley Ford of Galion supports.

We appreciate her dedication and all she does for our Donley Team!


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OFFICE TEAM MEMBERS

Michelle Everly, Office Manager
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Kirsten Manders, Office Clerk

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JoAnna Potter, Office Clerk
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Misty Roswell, Title Clerk

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Gina Koppler, Title Clerk


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