Our Team


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Management

Warner Peacock
CEO

Warner Peacock is the Chairman and CEO of Peacock Automotive, a group of 24 dealerships representing 31 brands located in Brunswick and Savannah, Ga., Orlando, Fla., and Hilton Head and Columbia, S.C. 

Warner and his companies are actively involved in a wide variety of charitable community-based organizations. Most recently, he was named an Ambassador at the Congaree Club, unique national philanthropic organization located in Jasper County, S.C. 

In addition to his expanding dealership holdings, Warner has invested in and developed properties for both himself and others all over the Southeast including car and motorcycle dealerships, casual dining restaurants, bank branches, residential communities, shopping centers and lifestyle properties. 

A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Warner earned a degree in business with a major in accounting from Florida State University's College of Business. Warner resides in Palmetto Bluff, S.C., with his wife, Mary Kaye. They have two children who live and work in New York City, and three white labs who live at home. 

 

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Mary Kaye Peacock
CCO

Imagine that you had hundreds of guests every day. Sound a little overwhelming? Maybe even a little scary?  Not to Mary Kaye Peacock.  If anything, she finds the flow into our showrooms and service centers exciting--even exhilarating.

Because Mary Kaye views every visit as a chance to delight someone. And every day is a new opportunity to make 1,000-plus people feel good.

What Mary Kaye does every day. Officially, Mary Kaye is our Director of Facilities Planning and Design--a fitting title considering her 38-year interior design background.

But some of us call her "Chief Culture Officer," because, like art and music, what she does tends to touch and uplift people.

"What can we make better?" Besides designing and planning our award-winning showrooms and "green" facilities, Mary Kaye inspects and investigates every space tirelessly, asking herself things like, "Are the buildings gleaming? The flowers fresh? The interiors welcoming? The seating clean and comfy?"

In our onsite café, which she runs, she makes sure the food's fresh, the flavored waters refreshing, and the service friendly and fast.

And if the answer's ever anything less than "yes!" she finds ways to make things better - from rearranging to more frequent cleaning.

Happy to help. Besides making customers comfortable, Mary Kaye makes life easier for all of us who work here. She makes our spaces easy to work in--well-lit, well-equipped and well-organized, with plenty of storage space.

She even makes sure that service technicians have comfortable uniforms. They're made of performance fabrics, similar to athletic wear. (After all, it's easier to tune a performance engine when your shirt's not scratchy or stiff.)

"Our organization is really a living organism," she says. "What I do is nurture and care for it, so we can care for our customers better."

All told, Mary Kaye looks at facilities as places that should help people (both employees and customers) feel - and be - their best.

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Jim Thayer
COO

Jim Thayer has spent 30 years working in the retail automotive car business. Prior to joining Peacock Automotive, he was the Regional Operations Manager for 34 dealerships in Texas and Missouri with Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, formerly Van Tuyl Group. 

His goal every day is to help associates grow and do better, and through that have success. A native of Michigan, he is married with three grown children and three grandchildren. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

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Mark Ventrillo
Fixed Operations Director


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Thomas Michalopoulos
Sales Manager


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Dan Westover
Fixed Operations Director


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Jim Tosh
Closing Manager


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Veronica Jones
BDC Manager


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Sales

Jude Aning
Client Advisor


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Heather Carlsberg
Client Advisor


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Britta Galimi
Client Advisor


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George Liapis
Client Advisor


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Brittany Hill
Client Advisor


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Parts & Service

David Youmans
Parts Director


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Janice Blitch
Parts Advisor


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Diana Chason
Service Advisor


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Alberto Maldonado Santiago
Technician


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David Berry
Parts Counter


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Dan Ward
Service Advisor


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Steve Hooker
Service Advisor


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David Fretz
Technician


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Robert Barlow
Technician


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Will Dyson
Technician


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William Kimmel
Technician


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Business Development Center

Becca Burns
Service Appointment Representative


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Judy Smolek
Service Appointment Representative


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Asia Aikens
Service Appointment Representative


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Tarah Olson
Service Appointment Respresentative


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