Sales Staff


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  • Bennie Ryburn III
    Dealer Principal
    Phone 888-739-5353

    Bennie III was born in Monticello Arkansas.  He graduated High School at Monticello in 1980 and continued his education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.  Bennie III began  his experience in the automobile industry in 1981 and is currently certified in Ford, Lincoln, Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep.  Ryburn Automotive is a Lincoln Premier Dealer and a Five Star Certified Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Dealership.

    Bennie, his wife Carita and their two children Halley and Madison, reside in the Monticello area.

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  • Ronny Williams
    General Manager / Ford Sales Manager
    Phone 888-739-5353

    Ronny was born in Leavenworth Kansas.  He graduated high school in 1984 at Immaculata in Leavenworth Kansas and continued his education at Columbia University and Kansas State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology.

    Ronny brought his family, consisting of his wife Brandi, daughter Jordyn and his sons Cooper and Riley to Monticello in 2001.  Ronny has ten years experience in the automobile industry and started with Ryburn Automotive as the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Sales Manager.

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  • Sean Lawrenz
    Toyota Sales Manager
    Phone 888-739-5353

    Sean was born in Little Rock Arkansas.  He graduated High School at Benton High School and then continued his education at Henderson State University.  Sean moved to Monticello in 2003 bringing his dog Heidi and ten years experience in the automobile industry.  He is Master Certified in Toyota.

    Sean, along with his son, now live in the Monticello area.

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  • Don Pharr
    General Sales Manager
    Phone 888-739-5353

    Don was born in Monticello Arkansas.  He graduated High School at Drew Central High School in Monticello and continued his education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Business Major and a Minor in Agriculture.  Don began as a sales consultant with Ryburn Automotive in 2002 and worked his way up to Chrysler Dodge and Jeep Sales Manager.

    Don, his wife Jennifer and their three sons are current residents of Monticello.

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  • Deon Williams
    Internet Sales Manager
    Phone 888-739-5353/Mobile Phone 870-224-5356

    Deon was born in Dumas Arkansas.  He graduated high school in 1995 at Dumas High School then continued his education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he received his degree in Social Work.  Deon and his wife Dana are current residents of Monticello.

    Deon became a Sales Consultant in 2004 and then the Internet Sales Manager in 2006.  In years past, 2006-2010, Toyota has recognized Deon as one of its Elite eBusiness Managers.  He is located in the Ford Building.

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  • Ben Philley
    Sales Manager
    Phone 888-739-5353

    Ben was born in Oak Grove Louisiana in 1974.  He graduated from Dermott High School in 1992 before moving to Monticello where he now lives.  Ben has two sons, Kane and Mason.

    Ben entered the automotive industry in 2006 and is currently in the Ford Building.

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  • Mike Smith
    Sales Consultant
    Phone 888-739-5353

    Mike was born in Warren Arkansas in 1970.  He graduated from Warren High School in 1988 before moving to Monticello where he now lives with his wife Shelly and their two children Jordan and Karsyn.

    Mike started in the automotive industry in 2007 and is currently located in the Ford Building.

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  • David Atwell
    Sales Consultant
    Phone 888-739-5353

    David was born in Houston Texas in 1970.  He grew up in Sterlington Louisiana and graduated from Sterlington High School in 1988 before moving to Monticello and continuing his education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he received his degree in Health & Physical Education.

    David and his wife Paula live in the Monticello area and have two daughters Anna Beth & Caroline.

    David started in the automotive industry in 2010 and is located in the Toyota Building.

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  • Paul Wallick
    Sales Consultant
    Phone 888-739-5353

    Paul was born in Galveston Texas in 1958 and eventually moved to Monticello Arkansas.  He graduated from Monticello High School in 1976 and continued his education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.  He then attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe and received his Masters of Physiology.

    Paul and his wife Tammy still reside in the Monticello area.  They have three daughters Terrah, Sarah & Briana.

    Paul started in the automotive industry in 2012 and is located in the Toyota Building.

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  • Jermaine Gardner
    Sales Consultant
    Phone 888-739-5353

    Jermaine was born in Lake Village, Arkansas in 1984.  He graduated from Detroit Central High School in Detroit, Michigan in 2002 and later attended college at the University of Arkansas at Monticello after moving to the Monticello area.

    Jermaine currently resides in the Monticello area and has three children Josiah, Hope & Aisyn.  

    Jermaine started in the automotive industry in 2013 and is located in the Ford Building.

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  • Jarrod Macklin
    Sales Consultant
    Phone 888-739-5353

    Jarrod was born in McGehee, Arkansas in 1983.  He graduated from McGehee High School in 2001.  Jarrod and his wife Jaime now live in the Selma area and have four children: Jax, Morgan, Ali and Greenly. 

    Jarrod started in the automotive industry in 2015 and is located in the Toyota Building.

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  • Trey Taylor
    Sales Consultant
    888-739-5353

    Trey was born in Cookeville Tennessee in 1992.  He grew up in Shreveport Louisiana and graduated from Evangel Christian Acadamy in 2012 before moving to Monticello and continuing his education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he received his degree in Finance.


    Trey, his wife Kaley and son Cade live in the Monticello area.

    Trey started in the automotive industry in 2017 and is located in the Toyota Building.

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  • Keith Caldwell
    Service Manager
    888-739-5353


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  • Chris Strickland
    Service Advisor
    888-739-5353


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  • Brandon Green
    Service Advisor
    888-739-5353


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  • Chris Loyd
    Finance Director
    888-739-5353

    Chris was born in Pine Bluff Arkansas.  He graduated high school in 1995 at Dumas High School then continued his education  at the University of Arkansas at Monticello graduating with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.  Chris is a current resident of Monticello along with his wife Sage and their two sons.

    Chris entered the automotive industry in 1995 and is currently certified in Toyota with a Master Certification in Ford and LINCOLN.

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