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

601-499-0173 - cliff@ciaautoplex.com

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

601-825-9051 - cia_autoplex@yahoo.com

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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Taylor Morris - Fixed Operation Manager - Brandon Location

601-825-9051 - taylor@ciaautoplex.com

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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Memory McAlpin - Sales Professional - Brandon Location

601-825-9051 - cia_autoplex@yahoo.com

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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Paxton Tharp - Sales Professional - Brandon Location

601-825-9051 - cia_autoplex@yahoo.com

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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Jerran Hansen - Sales Professional - Brandon Location

601-825-9051 - jerran@ciaautoplex.com

Jerran started with us in February of 2020.  He comes from a background of over 7 years of motorcycle and atv sales.  In his free time you can usually find him at the gun range or on his motorcycle or jet ski depending on the weather.  We are glad to have him as part of the CIA team.

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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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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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Zackery Buckner Jr. - Automotive Technician - Madison Location

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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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Corey Laird - Detailer - Madison Location

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Corey has been with the CIA team since December of 2019.  He started detailing with his uncle in high school and from there worked at several different detail shops eventually starting his own business.  He has a degree from Hinds in Automotive Technology and has ASE certifications.  He are glad that he's now part of the CIA Family!

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Jeremy Brown - Detailer - Madison Location

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Jeremy started with us in February of 2020.  He has a background in paint and body and has been in the automotive field for over 15 years.  He says that cars are is heart and that he's a easy going and direct person.  We're glad to have him as part of the team.

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