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Staff

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  • Ken Okenquist
    General Manager
    Ken Okenquist
    916-753-1000

    Welcome to Elk Grove Kia where our superior staff of automotive professionals will provide both a fun and pleasant sales or service experience for you and your family.

    My 40 year career experience starting on the factory floor in Detroit and including both wholesale and retail with domestic and import brands will enhance your shopping and service experience. One thing I do know is that at Elk Grove Kia it will be fun and easy for you.

    Living in and around the Sacramento Area for much of my life has allowed me to raise my family in a healthy outdoor environment that includes camping, boating and all winter sports just up the hill.

    I look forward to serving you and all your automotive needs. Come in and experience the fun of an Elk Grove Kia!

  • Allen Read
    Sales Manager
    Allen Read
    916-753-1000


  • Karen Rowe
    Finance Director
    Karen Rowe
    916-753-1000

    My name is Karen Rowe and I am the Finance Director here at Elk Grove Toyota-Scion.  I started with the company back in July of 1984.  I started as an assistant to the Finance Director and then was promoted to a Finance Manager position.  I was promoted to the Finance Directors position back in 1993.  I am a Master Certified Finance Manager trained through the University of Toyota.  I was the First Master Certified Finance Manager in the United States with Toyota.  My staff and I are all Master Certified and we maintain our certification through continued courses offered by the University of Toyota.  Our goal is to offer a customer friendly and informative financial services process.  We want the process to be customer centered and geared towards each of our customers needs.  I am married and have two children.  My family and I enjoy spending time in our Motorhome camping and boating.  One of my favorite things to do is Scrapbooking.

  • Bill Gann
    Sales Manager
    Bill Gann
    916-753-1000

    My name is Bill Gann.  I started in the Automotive Industry in 1988 and have over 17 years with Toyota/Kia.  I have attained Master Certification with and am happy to be working at Elk Grove Kia.
     
    I am married to a beautiful woman, Angie, have three children, and a handsome grandson.  If I am not with my wife riding around in her sporty MR2 Spyder Convertible, or family, you will find me riding my motorcycle or fishing.
     
    Your experience with me and Elk Grove Kia will be the best automotive experience that you have ever had, in Sales, Parts, Service, Rental Car Departments and the Body Shop. From the ground up and from the top down, everyone at Elk Grove Kia will exceed your expectations.

  • Kevin Corbet
    Parts & Service Manager
    Kevin Corbet
    916-753-1000

    Hello, I am the Parts and Service Manager for Elk Grove Kia. I have been with the company since 1979.

    I have 34 years' experience with Toyota and I am excited to be with KIA now.          

    I'm proud to work with one of the best teams in the business.

    I enjoy classic cars and a variety of outdoor activities with my family.

    Excellent customer service is very important to me. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about  your KIA.

  • Brian McCleary
    Used Car Manager
    Brian McCleary
    916-753-1000

    My name is Brian McCleary and I am the Master Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Manager.  My career in the automotive industry began with this company in 1993, the same year my wife and I moved to Sacramento CA.

    My team and I take great pride in the Toyota Certified Program and our dealership consistently ranks in the top 5 for sales in the San Francisco Region.

    Our goal is to provide customers with a quality used vehicle that will give them peace of mind.  I am always looking for the right vehicles to purchase to keep our inventory supplied. I welcome you to contact me if you have a need for a certain vehicle or selling yours.