Meet Our Kia of New Bern Staff

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Mark Genereux
General Manager

Vice President and General Manager of five dealerships at two locations in New Bern, NC. Chevrolet of New Bern, Lincoln of New Bern, Volvo Cars New Bern, Kia of New Bern, and Mazda of New Bern. Mark is married to his wife, Mary, of 17 years, and they have a 15 year old son named Devin. They enjoy boating, biking, NASCAR, and activities centered around family. Mark and family have lived in the beautiful community of New Bern, NC for the past 15 years.

Art Allen
General Sales Manager

Art was born and raised on a dairy farm in Venango, Pennsylvania. He may be only going on eight months with Kia of New Bern, but he has been in the automotive industry for 30 years which has taken him to various places in the United States. Art has five fur-babies, two daughters, two sons, a niece, and a grandson who are extremely important to him. He is passionate about what he does and also spending time with his dogs and basketball. In High School he played basketball, football, and trombone! One day Art would love to travel the United States in a motorhome.

Robbie Robinson
Sales Manager

Robbie has only been with Kia of New Bern for a short period of time, but is originally from Roanoke Rapids, NC. He has two dogs, Tanner and Otis, and a daughter. Robbie says they are the reason for all his grey hair! He says he spends the most money on shoes and has a collection with over 300 pair!

Brittney Hobson
Customer Care Manager
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Brittney joined New Bern Auto Group in June of 2016 and has been in the automotive industry for four years. She is originally from Chesapeake, VA, but grew up in Morehead City, NC and considers that home. Brittney and her husband are in the process of becoming foster to adopt parents and they have three fur-babies. She aspires to one day travel around Europe. Brittney feels strongly about family and volunteering for community events. Her coworkers would describe her as determined, laid-back, funny, and the "mom" of the group!

Jennifer Treadway
Service Manager

Jennifer has been with Kia of New Bern about nine months, but has been in the automotive industry for quite a while before that. She is a local from right down the road in Havelock, NC. She has a husband, two golden retrievers, and would love to travel the world one day.

Dylan Caroon
Parts Manager

Diane Williams
Office Manager



Robert Stull
Product Specialist

Tony Brady
Product Specialist

Lance McElroy
Product Specialist

Tim James
Product Specialist

Marco Pacin
Product Specialist

Laura Roman
Product Specialist

James Jacobs
Product Specialist



Brett Mangum
Service Advisor

Charles Randall
Service Advisor

James "Jimmy" Downey
Certified Kia and Mazda Technician

Chip Quay
Kia Master Technician

William Shuler
Certified Kia Technician

Angelo Grasso
Express Lane Lube Technician



Steve Schmitz
Finance Manager


Customer Care

Dana Parent

Ashley VanAnden
Customer Care Representative | Sales
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Ashley joined New Bern Auto Group in July of 2016. She is a local and is originally from right here in New Bern, NC. Her family consists of her husband, their beautiful daughter, one cat named Theo, and one dog named Riley. Ashley genuinely enjoys art, music, and nature. She would be labeled as a kind and generous person as she feels strongly about giving back to people. One of her aspirations is to run a 10k. If you ever need to set an appointment for sales or have any general sales questions, please call or email Ashley for assistance.

Renee VanKemseke
Customer Care Representative | Sales
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Renee joined our team back in January of 2017. She is originally from Massachusetts and has three daughters who are 7, 11, and 15 years of age. Renee values her health and enjoys fitness and going to the beach. Her coworkers would say she is laid-back and funny. She is thankful her coworkers haven't kicked her out with all the singing she does! If you ever need to set an appointment for sales or have any general sales questions, please call or email Renee for assistance.

Brittany Stokes
Customer Care Representative | Sales
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Brittany joined New Bern Auto Group in January of 2018 and is a native of New Bern, NC. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking and traveling. Brittany's coworkers would say she is very bubbly and friendly! If you ever need to set an appointment for sales or have any general sales questions, please call or email Brittany for assistance.

Kianna John
Customer Care Representative | Service

Rebecca Dawson
Customer Care Representative | Service