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  • Brad  Poole

    Brad Poole

    President

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    Brad  Poole

    Brad Poole

    President

    Brad is originally from Alliance, Ohio.  He moved to West Frankfort, Illinois,  in 1981 and graduated from Frankfort Community High School in 1987.   After high school, Brad attended and graduated from John A. Logan College and then transferred to SIU-C and graduated with a B. S. in Political Science with a minor in Psychology in 1991.  Brad has worked at the Ford Hyundai Lincoln dealership in Marion since 1992, and there, he has held the positions of Salesperson, Body Shop Manager, Sales Manager, and General Manager.  In April of 2013, Brad became partners with Mike Absher when Nissan of Marion became a part of the Watermark Auto Group.  In 2017, Brad became the Chief Operating Officer of the Watermark Auto Group while continuing to serve as General Manager of Watermark Ford Hyundai and as a partner at Watermark Nissan of Marion.  In 2018, Brad became a partner in the Watermark Insurance Group with Mike Absher and David Griffin.  Brad has been married to his wife Melanie since 1991, and they have one child, Mackenzie.  Melanie has been an English teacher since 1990, where she started her career in Cobden Unit School District 17.  In 1994, she took a position with Marion Unit 2 at Marion High School and continues to serve as an English teacher at MHS.  Their daughter Mackenzie is a senior at Saint Louis University who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biology in May and will begin medical school at SLU in August of this year.

  • Mike Absher

    Mike Absher

    Chairman of the Board

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    Mike Absher

    Mike Absher

    Chairman of the Board

    I was born and raised in Southern Illinois. I grew up in a “car family” on both the maternal and paternal-side as both of my grandfathers and both parents were car dealers. I started working in the shop as a custodian starting at age 12 and worked at the dealership until graduation from high school.

    I graduated Marion (Illinois) High School and then attended the United States Military Academy at West Point New York with the intention of being a career Army officer. I ultimately left the Academy and the Army voluntarily and returned home. As a 48-year-old, I wish I could talk to my 18-year-old self and take back that decision as I regret not staying and serving my country. That experience though has instilled in me a profound respect for those that have served! I then enrolled in SIU-Carbondale and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship. I worked at the family dealership throughout my college years as a warranty administrator and service writer.

    Upon graduation, I was employed as Parts and Service Director, sales manager, used vehicle manager until I left the family company in 2003 to start a software firm named DealerWare LLC selling F&I Menu Selling software to car dealerships. We were very successful and this was the wildest ride of my life. We ultimately were endorsed by American Honda and were in the process of rolling out our software to the Honda dealerships nationwide, when our biggest competitor decided to take me out. And so, they did, and I sold DealerWare in 2006 to DealerTrack, Inc.

    I decided to get back into the business I missed so much and purchased Marion Ford, Inc in my hometown. I have since purchased three other dealerships, in Marion IL, Paducah KY, and Madisonville KY, and that has evolved into the Watermark Auto Group.

    I have played the trumpet for nearly 38 years, and enjoy every opportunity I get to play in a brass quintet with some friends from high school and college. I also enjoy woodworking and have lots of cool equipment that is really dangerous, but I never turn on because I am too busy in the car business.

    I have been married for 24 years to Cheryl, who is a licensed non-practicing attorney. We have three sons aged 20, 17, and 13.

    I recently retired from service on the Southern Illinois Healthcare Board of Trustees which is the largest employer in our region with 3300 associates. I serve as the President of our local school board and enjoy lending my time and talents to all organizations that are crazy or desperate enough to want or need my help.

  • Jerrod Grant

    Jerrod Grant

    General Manager

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    Jerrod Grant

    Jerrod Grant

    General Manager

  • Chris Townsend

    Chris Townsend

    Parts and Service Director

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    Chris Townsend

    Chris Townsend

    Parts and Service Director

  • Jamey Ladd

    Jamey Ladd

    General Sales Manger

    270-366-1956
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    Jamey Ladd

    Jamey Ladd

    General Sales Manger

  • Derrick Kincheloe

    Derrick Kincheloe

    Sales Manger

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    Derrick Kincheloe

    Derrick Kincheloe

    Sales Manger

  • Gary York

    Gary York

    Finance Manager

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    Gary York

    Gary York

    Finance Manager

  • Tyler White

    Tyler White

    Inventory Manager

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    Tyler White

    Tyler White

    Inventory Manager

  • Adam O'Rear

    Adam O'Rear

    Service Training Coordinator

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    Adam O'Rear

    Adam O'Rear

    Service Training Coordinator

Sales

  • Samuel Folk

    Samuel Folk

    Internet Sales Consultant

    859-358-0736
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    Samuel Folk

    Samuel Folk

    Internet Sales Consultant

  • Chad Audas

    Chad Audas

    Internet Sales Consultant

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    Chad Audas

    Chad Audas

    Internet Sales Consultant

  • Micah Drone

    Micah Drone

    Sales Consultant

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    Micah Drone

    Micah Drone

    Sales Consultant

  • Kyle Campbell

    Kyle Campbell

    Sales Consultant

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    Kyle Campbell

    Kyle Campbell

    Sales Consultant

  • Jake Johnson

    Jake Johnson

    Sales Consultant

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    Jake Johnson

    Jake Johnson

    Sales Consultant

  • Shawn Mayfield

    Shawn Mayfield

    Sales Consultant

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    Shawn Mayfield

    Shawn Mayfield

    Sales Consultant

  • Brandon Seagle

    Brandon Seagle

    Sales Consultant

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    Brandon Seagle

    Brandon Seagle

    Sales Consultant

  • Donna Winstead

    Donna Winstead

    Delivery Coordinator

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    Donna Winstead

    Donna Winstead

    Delivery Coordinator

  • Barbie Jarvis

    Barbie Jarvis

    Receptionist

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    Barbie Jarvis

    Barbie Jarvis

    Receptionist

  • Abby Mitchell

    Abby Mitchell

    Receptionist

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    Abby Mitchell

    Abby Mitchell

    Receptionist

  • Kaitlyn Shoulders

    Kaitlyn Shoulders

    Receptionist

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    Kaitlyn Shoulders

    Kaitlyn Shoulders

    Receptionist

Service

  • Chase Fisher

    Chase Fisher

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Chase Fisher

    Chase Fisher

    Assistant Service Manager

  • Stacy Stallins

    Stacy Stallins

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Stacy Stallins

    Stacy Stallins

    Assistant Service Manager

  • Matt Wickham

    Matt Wickham

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Matt Wickham

    Matt Wickham

    Assistant Service Manager

  • Dan Harris

    Dan Harris

    Service Greeter

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    Dan Harris

    Dan Harris

    Service Greeter

  • Lydia  Stone

    Lydia Stone

    Service Greeter

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    Lydia  Stone

    Lydia Stone

    Service Greeter

  • Carl Phelps

    Carl Phelps

    Shop Foreman

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    Carl Phelps

    Carl Phelps

    Shop Foreman

  • Dennis Menser

    Dennis Menser

    Chrysler Master Technician

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    Dennis Menser

    Dennis Menser

    Chrysler Master Technician

  • Wayne Underwood

    Wayne Underwood

    Chrysler Master Technician

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    Wayne Underwood

    Wayne Underwood

    Chrysler Master Technician

  • Will Miller

    Will Miller

    Certified Toyota Express Maintenance Technician

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    Will Miller

    Will Miller

    Certified Toyota Express Maintenance Technician

  • Ricky Daugherty

    Ricky Daugherty

    Technician

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    Ricky Daugherty

    Ricky Daugherty

    Technician

  • Logan Whitledge

    Logan Whitledge

    Technician

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    Logan Whitledge

    Logan Whitledge

    Technician

  • Hunter "Bo" Driver

    Hunter "Bo" Driver

    Technician

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    Hunter

    Hunter "Bo" Driver

    Technician

  • Raymond Littlepage

    Raymond Littlepage

    Technician

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    Raymond Littlepage

    Raymond Littlepage

    Technician

  • Charles Austin

    Charles Austin

    Technician

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    Charles Austin

    Charles Austin

    Technician

  • Cody Browning

    Cody Browning

    Technician

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    Cody Browning

    Cody Browning

    Technician

  • Mason Anthony

    Mason Anthony

    Technician

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    Mason Anthony

    Mason Anthony

    Technician

  • Caden Prowse

    Caden Prowse

    Express Maintenance

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    Caden Prowse

    Caden Prowse

    Express Maintenance

  • Dominic Combs

    Dominic Combs

    Detail Specialist

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    Dominic Combs

    Dominic Combs

    Detail Specialist

  • Jeremy Adams

    Jeremy Adams

    Detail Specialist

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    Jeremy Adams

    Jeremy Adams

    Detail Specialist

  • Ross Wyatt

    Ross Wyatt

    Service Transportation Coordinator

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    Ross Wyatt

    Ross Wyatt

    Service Transportation Coordinator

Parts

  • Butch Pulley

    Butch Pulley

    Parts Manager

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    Butch Pulley

    Butch Pulley

    Parts Manager

  • Karen Oakley

    Karen Oakley

    Parts Professional

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    Karen Oakley

    Karen Oakley

    Parts Professional

  • Tesla Bartlett

    Tesla Bartlett

    Parts Personnel

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    Tesla Bartlett

    Tesla Bartlett

    Parts Personnel

  • Brandon White

    Brandon White

    Parts Personnel

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    Brandon White

    Brandon White

    Parts Personnel

  • Terry Baggett

    Terry Baggett

    Parts Delivery

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    Terry Baggett

    Terry Baggett

    Parts Delivery

Accounting

  • Deanna Parker

    Deanna Parker

    Controller

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    Deanna Parker

    Deanna Parker

    Controller

  • Christina Slaton

    Christina Slaton

    Office Manager

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    Christina Slaton

    Christina Slaton

    Office Manager

  • Barbara Wilham

    Barbara Wilham

    Accounting Cashier

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    Barbara Wilham

    Barbara Wilham

    Accounting Cashier

  • Rhonda Burns

    Rhonda Burns

    Title Clerk

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    Rhonda Burns

    Rhonda Burns

    Title Clerk

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1055 Crossing Place
Madisonville, KY, 42431 United States
800-549-3637
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