1931 Hwy 471 N Brandon, MS 39047 601-825-9051
380 Distribution Drive Madison, MS 39110 601-499-0173

Meet the Staff of CIA Autoplex

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Cliff Awabdy - President

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Cliff started out in the automotive industry in 2003. He started as a salesperson and worked his way up the the ranks. He held positions as Finance Manager, Internet Manager and Used Car Manager. Cliff was driven to create a personalized sales experience with a no-pressure and transparent approach to the customer’s needs. In 2007, Cliff founded CIA Autoplex with his core principle: success is not achieved through high-volume sales, but only by earning and keeping the trust of every customer. Cliff employs a “listen-deliver-stand behind” method of earning a customer’s trust. With each customer, we earn that trust by listening to his/her unique and specific needs. We build on that initial trust by delivering unparalleled service based upon the customer’s needs. Cliff personally networks at auctions throughout the Deep South to ensure that the CIA Autoplex vehicle inventory is unmatched by any competitor. Finally, we retain the customer’s trust by standing behind all the vehicles that we offer. CIA Autoplex utilizes a multi-tiered quality control protocol to ensure that every vehicle exceeds all standards of cleanliness, performance, safety, and reliability. A lifelong resident of the Jackson area and devoted family man, Cliff understands that the customer’s friends and loved ones will be riding in every vehicle he sells. He and the staff of CIA Autoplex are dedicated to retaining that level of trust every day.

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Jared Jerrolds - General Manager - Brandon Location

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Jared was trained by the president of CIA, Cliff Awabdy, and offers the company standard in auto sales which is to provide our customers with an extraordinary car buying experience while maintaining top notch integrity and honesty. Jared brings an honest and friendly appeal to the industry with a can do attitude. He is able to assist customers with a start to finish approach so that all customers are given the most attention possible. With fair market values, competitive financing and a proven product the GM of CIA Autoplex is equipped to structure solid deals with great customer satisfaction!

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Hunter Gardner - Fixed Operations Manager - Madison Location

601-499-0174 - hunter@ciaautoplex.com

Hunter is one of our veteran team members and has been a key figure to our well rounded staff at CIA Autoplex. He believes honesty, integrity, hard work, and having a customer minded approach to be the back bone of being a successful professional. Hunter started working at CIA Autoplex in September of 2015 and has played a vital role in the growth of our business acting on the same principles that make CIA Autoplex's experience differ from others. He has assisted in the expansion of our online presence due to his knowledge and experience with new technologies and social media. We are very happy to have him on board and to see his continued growth. He has had the opportunity to learn everything from the ground up and grow along with the company.

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Michael Willridge - Finance Manager - Madison Location

601-499-0173 - mike@ciaautoplex.com

Michael joined the CIA team in March of 2017. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the industry to an already great team. His ability to assist customers in every aspect of the buying experience from vehicle selection,  providing financing options, to service after the sale and beyond complements CIA's customer first focus. 

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Josh Johnson - Sales Manager - Madison Location

601-499-0173 - josh@ciaautoplex.com

Josh Johnson, native of Brandon, MS, has 16 years of automotive experience. He Joined the CIA Autoplex team in October of 2017.  He is a knowledgeable, funny, friendly person, which makes him an exceptional choice to assist you! Josh has a teenage son that he enjoys spending time with. He also enjoys Frisbee golf, Saints football, and Fantasy sports. Come on by and see him today for a fully transparent information based approach to helping you in your buying experience.

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Terry Schenck - Finance Manager - Brandon Location

601-825-9051 - cia_autoplex@yahoo.com

Terry started in the car business in 1995.  Over the years he has worked at several dealerships and has been in sales and management.  He permanently moved to Brandon, MS from Largo, Fl.  He met his wife in 2005 and they were married in the Philippines.  They have two children. A boy named Andrew and a girl named Ella.  They are active in their church.  His son and daughter are involved in Bible quizzing.  He has been with CIA Autoplex since October of 2018.  He helps people find the right financing for themselves at our Brandon store.  He is a important member of the CIA family and we are glad to have him!                        

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Deborah Mayor - Office Manager - Madison Location

601-499-0173 - deborah@ciaautoplex.com

Ms. Deborah has been doing our title work as a independent contractor since 2007.  She has been our full time office manager since December of 2018.  She is a valued member of the CIA Family!

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Travis Rainey - Head Detailer - Madison Location

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Travis has been with the CIA Family since 2015 and in the detail business for over 12 years.  He specializes in cutting, buffing, wet sanding, paint correction and interiors.  He is a valuable member of the CIA team an important part of our daily business.  

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Memory McAlpin - Sales Professional - Brandon Location

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Memory recently moved back to her hometown from Texas. There she started her career in the Automotive industry 7 years ago. She started out in Internet Sales and worked her way up the ladder into finance a few years later. She moved back to Brandon to be with family and joined our team in May 2018. Her hobbies include playing to the guitar, sudoku, and puzzles. Come see Memory for a low pressure, honest, and easy car buying experience.

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Teddy McRaney - Sales Professional - Brandon Location

601-825-9051 - cia_autoplex@yahoo.com

Teddy McRaney, a Jackson native who currently lives in Terry, joined CIA Autoplex in June of 2018. He has 3 years of automotive sales experience with a background in the oil and gas industry. His hobbies include watching sports, attending sporting events and spends a good amount of his free time on a tractor cutting grass. Come see Teddy and let him put his knowledge of vehicles to work for you.

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Malcolm Scarbrough - Lot Manager - Both Locations

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Malcolm has been with CIA since May of 2018.  He is a hardworking and valuable member of the CIA Family!  He helps keep us straight and looking good on the lot at both locations as well as handing may other company tasks.  

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Taylor Morris - Inventory Manager - Madison Location

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Taylor has been with the CIA team since March of 2019.  She received her associates degree from Holmes Community College.  She then furthered her education receiving her Bachelors in Business Administration from Mississippi State University.  While putting herself through college she worked in the food service industry and Barns and Noble.  She is hardworking and proud of her job.  We are happy to have her as a part of the CIA Family!

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Mike Reeves - Head Automotive Technician

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Mike has been with the CIA Family since March of 2019 as our head technician.  He has been working on vehicles since he was 14 years old.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and customer first approach to his job.  He is a valued member of the CIA team!

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Joe Giuffria - Sales Professional - Madison Location

601-499-0173 - joe@ciaautoplex.com

They call him "Smoking" Joe folks and he is a native of Madison, MS.  He has 10 years experience in the automotive industry.  He joined the CIA team in April of 2019.  He's a funny down to earth guy and loves meeting new people. He is married with a young daughter named Catherine Faye. When not working he enjoys making YouTube videos for his cooking channel Southern Coastal Cooking.  That's where the nickname Smoking Joe came from.  Come on by and let him assist you today.

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Paxton Tharp - Sales Professional - Brandon Location

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Paxton has been part of the CIA team since April of 2019.  He is a valuable member of the family and a great choice to be your sales rep.

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Kam Fomby - Detailer

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Kam has been part of the CIA team since May of 2019.  He is a upbeat and fun person to be around.  He is a valued part of the CIA Family and were glad he's here!

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Ken Bouldin - Detailer

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Ken has been with the CIA team since June of 2019.  He has a certification in auto body collision.  Ken brings his experiences is automotive reconditioning to the team to help insure the quality that CIA is know for is kept up to standard and continues to improve.  He is a important member of the CIA Family!

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Bill Johnson - Sales Professional - Madison Location

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Bill has been with the CIA team since August of 2019.  He has over 30 years of automotive experience.  His mother Francis was a local legend in the car business.  He is the father of our Madison locations sales manager Josh.  He is a devoted husband, father and follower of Christ.  He is passionate about Saints football and serving in his church.  His is a valued member of the CIA family and a great choice to help you when looking for a new to you vehicle.

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Zackery Buckner Jr. - Automotive Technician

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Zackery has been part of the CIA Family since August of 2019.  He has been doing mechanic work for over 6 years.  He is ASE certified in electrical work and has and advanced degree in automotive technology from Holmes in Goodman.  We are very glad he is a part of the CIA team!

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Justin Tomlinson - Detailer

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Justin has been with the CIA team since September of 2019.  He always has a positive attitude and smile on his face.  We are glad to have him as part of the CIA Family!

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Roy Lewis - Automotive Technician

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Roy has been a part of the CIA Family since October of 2019.  He has over 15 years total automotive experience.  He is a great addition to the CIA team and we're thankful he joined us.

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Jontavious Jackson - Detailer

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Jontavious has been with the CIA team since October of 2019.  He's self motivated and loves to work.  We are glad he is part of the CIA Family!

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Damontaye Lewis - Deatiler

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Damontaye has been with the CIA Family since October of 2019.  He graduated from Northwest Rankin High School in may of 2019.  He rides horses and is know "Cowboy J" in the horse world.  He also plays semi-pro football for the MS Lions.  He is a valued member of the CIA team!

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Austin Loveless - Sales Professional - Madison Location

601-499-0173 - austin@ciaautoplex.com

Austin is the third generation of his family to be in the car business and has been with the CIA Family since November of 2019.  Like his father and his father before him he loves people and believes in treating them fairly and honestly.  He started working for his father at the age of 15.  Through the years he ventured out to try a few different careers but his love of people always drew him back to the automotive industry.  He finally decided to embrace his love for the business and to never look back.  He's been happily married to the love of his life Ashlee since 2016.  They had their first child, a boy named Jackson in September of 2019.  He says that God and family are the most important parts of his life.  He loves his job and the company and we are happy to have him!

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