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Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

1421 E 30th Ave
Directions Hutchinson, KS 67502

  • Sales: (866) 781-3609
  • Service: (855) 430-0420
  • Parts: (866) 979-6252

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  • Derek M. Tanksley
    President & General Manager

    Derek Tanksley has over twenty-three years in the automotive industry. He was born in Germany and grew up "all over"; as the son of a US Army officer. He graduated from Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas and attended college before branching out into the working world. Derek is an avid hunter, fisherman, all around outdoorsman and college football fan. Derek is married and has two sons; the youngest of which is a sophomore in college.

    Automotive experience includes:


    General Sales Manager- Mercedes-Benz of Waco, February 2005 - March 2016.


    President & General Manager- Allen Samuels Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Mazda, June 2016-Current


    Recognized and ranked number one in the nation in Customer Satisfaction Index by Mercedes-Benz USA in 2009.


    National Automobile Dealer Academy Graduate - March 2016.


    Derek has extensive experience in the automobile business, and is passionate about automobiles and business, a true car guy. Derek is a six time winner of the Mercedes-Benz USA's "Best of the Best" Dealer Recognition award; a two time winner of the Mercedes-Benz Master Guild Experience in Germany that recognizes the top 150 dealer employees in the United States. Derek is a four time winner of the Year End Sales Event by Mercedes-Benz and is a "Master Certified" Executive Manager by Mercedes-Benz USA. 

    "Come by, Let's be Friends!"

  • Sarah Turner

    Sarah was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota where she attended and graduated from Minot High School. She then went on to graduate college in Bismark North Dakota. Upon graduating college Sarah joined the hospitality industry where she managed hotel and motel properties before relocating to Hutchinson in 1994. 

    Sarah's first job in Hutchinson was at a local automobile dealership as a Title Clerk where she honed her skills while rapidly moving up to attain the Controllers position which she held until leaving the dealership in the Spring of 2016. 

    Sarah and her husband are avid motorcycle enthusiasts and riders. She also enjoys gardening and working in the great outdoors.

  • Eldon Estes
    General Sales Manager

    Eldon has over 38 years in the automotive business. He has been recognized by Ford Motor Company as one of the top five dealers in the Kansas City Region for customer satisfaction. He also has earned the prestigious President's Dealer Award an amazing thirteen times. 

    Eldon's goal has has always been to take care of the customer by doing business in the correct and honest way. Here at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Mazda we have a great staff that genuinely care about each and every one of our clients. 

    "Come by, Let's be Friends!" 

  • Jeff Cox
    New Vehicle Sales Manager

    Jeff was born in Shawnee Mission, KS and grew up in Newton, KS graduating from Newton High School. In 1988, Jeff graduated from Kansas State University ​with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. Upon graduating Jeff went to work for a local sign company, in Branson, MO.

    Jeff is entering his 28th year in the automotive industry, and twenty-seven of those years have been spent right here in Hutchinson, KS. In February of 1989, he entered the automobile industry in Wichita and shortly thereafter he relocated to "Hutch."

    Jeff worked at Hambelton-LaGreca Chevrolet and Pontiac for fifeteen years, taking care of both retail and fleet customers automotive needs. Jeff has earned recognition in General Motor's Legion of Leaders, Mark of Excellence, and Fleet Elite to name a few.

    In 2005, Jeff joined the team at The Chrylser Dodge Jeep Ram and Mazda dealership where he has remained as a valued and advisor and leader to employees and his many, many clients.

  • Tom Mora
    Pre-Owned Vehicle Manager

    Tom is a lifetime resident of Hutchinson for over 50 years. Tom attended Hutchinson High School and Central Kansas Vocational Automotive Technical School. Tom has been in the automotive industry for 32 years in sales, service, and management. He is a father to eight beautiful children and a loving wife who all live here in Hutch. Tom has volunteered his time in coaching football, softball for the local Rec and YMCA!

  • Todd Summers
    Business Manager

    Todd attended Cheney High School before graduating Tonganoxie High School in North-East Kansas in 1981. He attended Fort Scott Community College on a football scholarship before studying business at Fort Hays State University. 

    Todd has twenty plus years in the automotive industry holding various positions to include, Salesperson, Contractor, Finance Manager, and Business Manager. 

    Family is important to Todd, he has two sons that are his source of pride, and they enjoy spending time together. Todd has a passion for cars and recreational vehicles and loves the occasional weekend road trip. When Todd is not working he enjoys grilling, traveling, hanging out with friends, and cheering for his beloved Oklahoma State Cowboys. 

  • Brandon Valenza
    Internet Manager

  • Reba Weisz
    Service Manager

    Reba is from the small Kansas town of Macksville, where she grew up and graduated from Mackesville High School. Reba relocated to Hutchinson twenty-five years ago and began her career in the automotive industry.

    Reba has 2 beautiful daughters and is married to her loving husband Clete. Reba enjoys spending time with her family and watching her daughters play sports.

  • Steve Heller
    Parts Manager

    Steve is a long-time Hutchinson resident. He graduated from Hutchinson High School before branching out into the world of automobiles. Steve has been in the automotive industry for the last seventeen years. 

    Steve has two adorable children and in his spare time he enjoy's watching sports, to include football, basketball, racing, and cheering on his beloved Kansas Jayhawks.  

  • Gerald Nusser
    Lead Parts Counterman

    Gerald was born in El Paso, Texas. His family relocated to Hutchinson when he was just three years of age. He graduated from Hutchinson High School prior to Gerald entering the automobile business. 

    Gerald has over twenty-one years experience the industry with the last seventeen years in the Parts Department. 

    Gerald enjoys shooting, constructing and/or building just about anything from engines, and woodworking to name just a few of his hobbies.

  • Gary Klasen
    Client Manager

  • Ron Bremer
    Client Advisor

    Ron grew up in the small West Kansas town of Leoti. He graduated from Wichita County High School in 1990. Ron played several sports to include golf and basketball while attending Dodge City Community College. Ron served our country in the U.S. Army; upon leaving the Army he relocated to Hutchinson in 1998. Ron has over 18 years experience in the automotive industry. Ron is a avid sports fan and is passionate about supporting our community and the V.F.W. post 1361.

  • Adam Cunningham
    Client Advisor

    Adam was born in Salina, Kansas and moved to Hutchinson in March of 2012. Adam spent the prior 17 years in retail box stores before transitioning to the car business two and a-half years ago. Adam is married and has 2 children whom he enjoys spending time with as "Dad". When Adam is not working he enjoys bowling and anything to do with racing. 

  • Coleman Crawford
    Client Advisor

    Coleman is a graduate of Lyons High School and a Hutchinson Community College alumni. Coleman served our country in The United States Air Force and is a Desert Storm Veteran. He was in the manufactured home industry from 1998 through 2001. Coleman is the proud father of beautiful girls, a former Professional Wrestling Champion and an avid sports and music fan. Coleman has been in the automotive industry since 2001 in various positions to include Sales, Finance, and Management. For a fun and easy buying experience I'm your guy! 

  • Dean Mann
    Client Advisor

    Dean is a lifetime Hutchinson resident. Dean is married to his beautiful wife; they have four children and three perfect grandchildren. Dean prides himself in providing excellent customer service to his long list of repeat clients as evidenced by his over 30 year tenure in the automotive industry. 

  • Howard Mial
    Client Advisor

    Howard was born at Cherry Point Naval Base in North Carolina where he graduated high school before being accepted to The University of Maryland-College Park where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in English. 

    Howard served in the U.S Navy for twelve years and "saw the world" before leaving the Navy and joining the private sector to teach school. Howard taught the next ten years before joining the automotive industry 2004 in Bakersfield, CA. 

    Howard relocated to Hutchinson in November 2016 to be closer to family. Howard is a loving husband to his wife Deborah and the proud father of 4 sons and 14 grandchildren. 

  • Billie Laflen
    Client Advisor

  • Adam Pina
    Client Advisor

    Adam is a Hutchinson native, he graduated from Hutchinson High School before attending HCC's Reno County Industrial Votech College.

    Adam was trained and moved up through the ranks in the service industry where he transitioned into the automobile business in the summer of 2016. Adam enjoys participating in various non-profit organizations such as Concerts For The Cause. 

    Adam has a beautiful Fiance Tyann and is the father to three wonderful daughters and two great boys.  

  • Shane Caley
    Client Advisor

  • Rex Bainum
    Office Staff

    Rex Bainum was born in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Rex graduated from Emporia State University in May 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. After graduation Rex relocated to Washington DC and joined The U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Rural Electrification Administration.   

    Upon leaving the USDA, Rex returned to "Hutch" and became Vice-President of a local bank. He then joined a local CPA firm where he worked for the next five years until he passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in the spring of 1981. Rex went to work for Collins Industries Corporation as an Assistant Corporate Controller for over fifteen years. In total Rex has over forty years of experience in accounting and finance. 

  • Teresa Knowles
    Office Staff

    Teresa was born in Hutchinson but left Kansas at age three and traveled the world with her military family before returning to "Hutch" for good in 1979. She has been in the automotive industry for over 37 years working in many departments to include; parts, service, and assisting wholesale and retail clients. 

    Teresa handles and finalizes the dealerships paperwork and assists our valued clients with the documents they need in order to register their vehicles with the DMV's across the United States. 

    Teresa and her husband have three children and are grandparents six times over. She enjoys gardening and traveling in her spare time. 

  • Linda Deckard
    Warranty Administrator

    Linda is a lifetime Reno County resident. Linda attended Nickerson High School until her junior year; then her family moved to Satanta, KS where she graduated high school. Immediately upon graduating high school she returned to Hutchinson and enrolled in Hutchinson Community College. 

    Linda has been in the automotive industry since 1982 holding various positions throughout her career. 

    Linda is married to her husband Larry for twenty-eight years and they have two beautiful daughters and two adorable and beautiful granddaughters. When Linda is not working she keeps herself busy enjoying various activities with her family.    

  • Debbie Vieyra

    Debbie was born and raised in Hutchinson where she attended Trinity Catholic High School and Hutchinson Community College. She has been in the automotive industry for the past five years and is always happy to assist our valued clients here at Allen Samuels.

    When Debbie is not working she enjoys spending time with her family. You can also find Debbie at the gym or rooting on and cheering for her beloved Kansas State Wildcats. 

  • McKenna Deckard

    McKenna was born and raised in Hutchinson. McKenna attended Nickerson High School before earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology, a Minor in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from McPherson College. She played college softball for four years while earning her degree at McPherson. 

    McKenna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing slow pitch softball, sand volleyball and her time at the gym.  

  • Carol Boswell-Staples
    Service Advisor

    Carol was born in Pratt, Kansas and moved to "Hutch" when she was seven years old. Carol moved Georgia in 1981 and started in the automobile business at a local Ford dealership. 

    Carol and her family relocated back to Hutchinson in the spring of 2016 to be closer to extended family. Carol is married and together they have two children. 

    Carol would like to help with all of your vehicle service needs and she reminds you that here at Allen Samuels Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Mazda we service all makes and models.

  • Larry Lawrence
    Courtesy Shuttle Driver

  • Larry Minis
    Courtesy Shuttle Driver

  • Tom Jackson
    Lead Lot Attendant

    Tom Jackson was born in Lyons, Kansas before his family relocated to Hutchinson when he was a child. Tom graduated from Hutchinson High School and joined our dealership team in the summer of 2012. 

    Tom is enthusiastic about his work and very detail oriented. He has held various positions here to include, sales, detail department, and now as our Lead Lot Attendant. 

    When Tom is away from the dealership he enjoys weight lifting, working out, a pick-up game of basketball, shooting, and of course cleaning and working on his vehicles. 

  • Curtis Littrell

  • Mark Synder

    Mark is a lifetime resident of "Hutch." Mark graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1978 and then immediately went to work in the automotive industry.

    Mark has been a technician for over thirty-eight years and has a vast knowledge of the field and is an invaluable asset to our team. 

    Mark is married to his lovely wife and when he is not working he enjoys shooting, bowling, camping, and golf.    

  • Troy Riggins

  • Calvin Jones

    Calvin was born in Sterling, Kansas and graduated from Sterling High School in 2013. After graduation Calvin attended Hutchinson Community College where he earned a degree in Automotive Technology.  

    Calvin is a hard worker and a fast learner. He enjoys playing sports, exercising, and working on any type of vehicle, especially muscle cars.   

  • Aaron Hankins
    Express Lane Technician

    Aaron was born in Winfield, Kansas and has been in the automotive business for just over a year. Aaron is a quick learner and is very thorough in his daily duties.  

    Aaron is married and enjoys bowling, shooting, and tinkering with cars in his spare time. 

  • Derrick Hull
    Express Lane Technician

    Derrick is currently working with us and attending Hutchinson Community College to earn a degree in Auto Mechanics. 

    Derrick enjoys gaming on all levels, fishing, and working on any kind of car. He is very energetic and does a thorough job with an acute sense of accuracy. 

  • Rusty Burnett
    Make Ready Manager

  • Daniel Woods
    Make Ready Dept.

         "Come By, Let's Be Friends!"