Meet Our Team

  • Bo Mandal

    Bo Mandal

    President/CEO

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    Bo Mandal

    Bo Mandal

    President/CEO

Vice President

  • John Valletta

    John Valletta

    Vice President

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    John Valletta

    John Valletta

    Vice President

General Manager

  • Leslie Williams

    Leslie Williams

    General Manager

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    Leslie Williams

    Leslie Williams

    General Manager

    Our General Manager, Leslie Williams, is originally from Chattanooga, TN. She joined Galleria BMW for its grand opening in May of 2017! She has worked for the BMW brand for 17 fun and exciting years and she says, “I found my passion with BMW, the last remaining wholistic, family owned automotive company in the world. I believe the combination of performance and luxury a BMW provides is truly unique, but owning a BMW is more than driving and experiencing The Ultimate Driving Machine. It is inspiring to work with associates who genuinely care about your experience, purchase and service after the sale.” Leslie’s inspiration comes from growing people around her and from her family. When she isn’t at work, she is spending time with her husband and 4 children.

Sales

  • Michelle  Ladner

    Michelle Ladner

    General Sales Manager

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    Michelle  Ladner

    Michelle Ladner

    General Sales Manager

    Michelle is from Chicago. She has been with Galleria for one year. She’s been in the automotive industry for 14 years and has worked in every department (accounting office, license & title, service, sales, and finance). “I love that I feel at home at Galleria BMW”, “I love that I can help people everyday”, “I get to work to get people their dream car and show them its affordable for them”. She also loves to spend time with family, dogs, and go to Sunday brunch.

  • Amber Fisher

    Amber Fisher

    Finance Manager

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    Amber Fisher

    Amber Fisher

    Finance Manager

    Now a finance manager, Amber was originally a BMW Genius and loves sharing her excitement about BMW’s innovative technology with everyone! She says the coolest part of her job is driving luxurious Ultimate Driving Machines with clients every day and seeing them fall in love with the comfort, safety and dynamic performance that make daily driving FUN again! Amber and her husband “Fish” love the outdoors – they’re usually together fishing, playing disc golf, gardening or loving on their crazy dogs.

  • Cody  Bowman

    Cody Bowman

    Finance Manager

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    Cody  Bowman

    Cody Bowman

    Finance Manager

    Cody is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee and now currently resides in D’Iberville, MS. He joined the Galleria BMW Family in OCtober 2017 when he decided to take a leap of faith to be a port of something bigger than himself. He began his career at Galleria BMW as a Client Advisor and grew into his current role as a Finance Manager. What he loves the most about Galleria BMW is the environment. “When I come to work, I help others achieve their goals and I have a great time doing it!”

  • Ashlyn  Hayes

    Ashlyn Hayes

    Finance Manager

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    Ashlyn  Hayes

    Ashlyn Hayes

    Finance Manager

    Ashlyn is a local, originally from Biloxi, MS. Her favorite part about her job is the positive energy and that new opportunities always present themselves. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there!”

     

  • Dale Willis

    Dale Willis

    Pre-Owned Manager

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    Dale Willis

    Dale Willis

    Pre-Owned Manager

    Dale Willis is our Used Car Manager. He is originally from Baytown, TX but moved to Ocean Springs in 1981. He has been working in the car business for 32 years! He enjoys meeting new people and working with our incredible staff every day. He has been married for 36 years and they have two sons, Cody and Kyle. He loves playing golf in his spare time!

Client Advisors

  • Sonya West

    Sonya West

    Senior Client Advisor

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    Sonya West

    Sonya West

    Senior Client Advisor

    Her most enjoyable part of her job is meeting new people, making friends, and helping them find the perfect vehicle. She has 2 rescue dogs at home, and she says work is her hobby.

  • Dan Leahy

    Dan Leahy

    Senior Client Advisor

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    Dan Leahy

    Dan Leahy

    Senior Client Advisor

    Client Advisor, Dan Leahy, was born and raised in Manchester, England. He has been with the BMW brand since the summer of 2017. Dan’s favorite part of his job is demonstrating what our cars are capable of, and he always strives for customer satisfaction. When he isn’t at work he is at the gym, and you can catch him playing golf on the weekends. GGMU!

  • Austin Watts

    Austin Watts

    Senior Client Advisor

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    Austin Watts

    Austin Watts

    Senior Client Advisor

  • Amy Lancaster

    Amy Lancaster

    Senior Client Advisor

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    Amy Lancaster

    Amy Lancaster

    Senior Client Advisor

    Amy is proud to be apart of a team that is changing the perception of the car-buying experience. “Finding your next vehicle just got a lot more fun!”

  • Avery  Cooper

    Avery Cooper

    Client Advisor

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    Avery  Cooper

    Avery Cooper

    Client Advisor

    Avery is from Gulfport. He has been with BMW for 7 months. “Galleria is not only the most state of the art facility, it is full of kind outgoing hungry people.” He loves being a BMW genius because he gets to learn about all of the technology provided and gets to deliver great customer service experience to every guest he meets.

  • Matt  Huff

    Matt Huff

    Client Advisor

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    Matt  Huff

    Matt Huff

    Client Advisor

    Matt is from Laurel, MS. He loves the family friendly atmosphere and learning product knowledge. He also enjoys tennis, reading, and traveling including living abroad before coming to BMW as well as learning about other cultures.

  • Joseph Gonzalez

    Joseph Gonzalez

    Client Advisor

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    Joseph Gonzalez

    Joseph Gonzalez

    Client Advisor

  • Katie Zazzara

    Katie Zazzara

    Client Advisor

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    Katie Zazzara

    Katie Zazzara

    Client Advisor

    Katie is originally from Memphis, TN. She became a Client Advisor to cultivate relationships and share her love for the drive. She is inspired and motivated by the culture that Galleria BMW instills in everyone. She has a bubbly personality with a contagious smile. When not at work you will find her hanging from her Aerial silks or at the Gym pumping that iron!

  • Grant Atwood

    Grant Atwood

    Client Advisor

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    Grant Atwood

    Grant Atwood

    Client Advisor

    Grant is a native of South Mississippi and currently lives in Vancleave, MS. He joined the Galleria BMW Family in June 2021. Grant began as a BMW Genius, helping guests learn the ins and outs of their vehicle’s technology. He recently earned a position on the sales team as a Client Advisor! His favorite part about Galleria BMW is the atmosphere. “My positivity and love for what I do makes my days here feel more like time with family and less like work!”

  • Shane Dusang

    Shane Dusang

    Client Advisor

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    Shane Dusang

    Shane Dusang

    Client Advisor

    Shane grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and currently lives in Biloxi, MS. He joined the Galleria BMW Family in January 2022, and quickly secured his role as a Client Advisor. What he loves most about being part of the Galleria BMW team is knowing that everyday he has the opportunity to make someone’s day special, as he provides them with a genuine, luxury BMW guest experience.

  • Dawn Mattina

    Dawn Mattina

    Client Advisor

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    Dawn Mattina

    Dawn Mattina

    Client Advisor

  • Gavin  Reeves

    Gavin Reeves

    Client Advisor

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    Gavin  Reeves

    Gavin Reeves

    Client Advisor

    Gavin is from Quitman, MS. He loves the passion every employee displays 24/7, BMW takes pride in it’s product/employees and that resonates deeply with Gavin’s ideals. He’s a certified student mechanic, has cooked competitively, gets motivation from smiles and enjoys practicing marksmanship.

Genius Program

  • Jacob Martin

    Jacob Martin

    BMW Genius

    Jacob Martin

    Jacob Martin

    BMW Genius

  • Jayden Stallings

    Jayden Stallings

    Inventory Assistant

    Jayden Stallings

    Jayden Stallings

    Inventory Assistant

Client Services

  • Derek Pettis

    Derek Pettis

    BMW Client Services

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    Derek Pettis

    Derek Pettis

    BMW Client Services

    Derek is from Gulfport. He’s been with Galleria for over 2 years. He loves the experience/atmosphere along with being apart of the Galleria Family. He enjoys gaining knowledge and expanding his abilities here at BMW. He also loves to hang out with his grandchildren. “Saying the sky is the limit doesn’t apply here. Being apart of the Galleria BMW family means there is no limit!”

  • Amanda Boyle

    Amanda Boyle

    BMW Client Services

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    Amanda Boyle

    Amanda Boyle

    BMW Client Services

  • Marissa Hakes

    Marissa Hakes

    BMW Client Services

    Marissa Hakes

    Marissa Hakes

    BMW Client Services

  • Brandon Robinson

    Brandon Robinson

    BMW Client Services

    Brandon Robinson

    Brandon Robinson

    BMW Client Services

Service

  • Roger Hudson

    Roger Hudson

    Service Director, Master Technician

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    Roger Hudson

    Roger Hudson

    Service Director, Master Technician

    Our Service Manager, Roger Hudson, is from Mobile AL. He has been with BMW since 1996 and has been everything from a technician, to foreman, to service director. He enjoys meeting new people and assisting technicians diagnose problems. He has 1 son, and when he is not at work he is spending time with his family or hunting!

  • Billy Herbert

    Billy Herbert

    Service Manager

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    Billy Herbert

    Billy Herbert

    Service Manager

  • Brandon Perkins

    Brandon Perkins

    Service Advisor

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    Brandon Perkins

    Brandon Perkins

    Service Advisor

    Brandon was born in Merced, CA and raised in Crestview, FL. He has been with Galleria BMW for 2 years, but he has worked for the Mandal’s for 14 years! He loves meeting new clients and test driving our unique and powerful vehicles. “I’m very enthusiastic about playing sports. I love to try different foods from around the world!’’ His newest hobby is riding motorcycles, and it has quickly become a passion!

  • Andrew Saenz

    Andrew Saenz

    Service Advisor

    Andrew Saenz

    Andrew Saenz

    Service Advisor

  • Tracie Broadus

    Tracie Broadus

    Warranty Administrator

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    Tracie Broadus

    Tracie Broadus

    Warranty Administrator

    Tracie Broadus does our warranty work here at Galleria BMW. She is from Mobile, Al and has worked for BMW for 21 years! She loves working in our new facility and making a difference in the BMW experience. She has been married for 33 years and is a mother of 3. She believes that if God puts you to it, he will get you through it! She enjoys yard work and she says, “Spending time with family is priceless.”

Technicians

  • Jeff Stewart

    Jeff Stewart

    Technician

    Jeff Stewart

    Jeff Stewart

    Technician

  • Josh Maguire

    Josh Maguire

    Technician

    Josh Maguire

    Josh Maguire

    Technician

  • Daniel Merrill

    Daniel Merrill

    Technician

    Daniel Merrill

    Daniel Merrill

    Technician

  • Samantha Schaft

    Samantha Schaft

    Master Technician, Hybrid Certified

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    Samantha Schaft

    Samantha Schaft

    Master Technician, Hybrid Certified

    Samantha Schaft is from Chicago, Illinois. She’s been with the brand for 5 years. She’s a BMW Master and Hybrid certified. She enjoys spending her free time riding her motorcycle and going to the beach.

  • William  Dufour

    William Dufour

    Master Technician

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    William  Dufour

    William Dufour

    Master Technician

    William Dufour, a technician from Houma La, has worked for BMW for 13 years. He has been working for the brand since he was 17 years old. He knows these cars inside and out. He enjoys working for a family owned business. William has two kids and you can find him drag racing Grant on the weekend!

  • Cody  Willis

    Cody Willis

    ASE Certified BMW Technician

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    Cody  Willis

    Cody Willis

    ASE Certified BMW Technician

    Cody is from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He’s been with the brand for 4 years. He loves to golf in his free time.

  • Carlos Rivera

    Carlos Rivera

    Technician

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    Carlos Rivera

    Carlos Rivera

    Technician

    Carlos Rivera is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He’s been with the brand for 5 years. He’s BMW certified. In his free time he likes to play music on his guitar.

  • Philip Ho

    Philip Ho

    Technician

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    Philip Ho

    Philip Ho

    Technician

    Phillip Ho is from Biloxi, Mississippi. He’s been with the brand for 2 years. He’s ASE certified. His hobbies include hunting and fishing.

  • Cory  Lindsey

    Cory Lindsey

    Technician

    Cory  Lindsey

    Cory Lindsey

    Technician

Parts

  • Don Ourso

    Don Ourso

    Parts Manager

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    Don Ourso

    Don Ourso

    Parts Manager

    Don Ourso has worked for the BMW brand for many years. He enjoys being able to provide parts for customers and loves to give a great customer experience. When he isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

  • Doug Ballingham

    Doug Ballingham

    Parts Advisor

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    Doug Ballingham

    Doug Ballingham

    Parts Advisor

    Doug Ballingham is part of our parts department. He is from Sparks, Nevada and has worked for BMW for one year. He enjoys communicating with the customers and the working environment at BMW. He has 4 children, and 9 grandkids! He loves cruising the beach in his jeep and exploring what the Gulf Coast has to offer.

  • Mike Boney

    Mike Boney

    Parts Advisor

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    Mike Boney

    Mike Boney

    Parts Advisor

    Parts coordinator, Mike Boney, is from Latimer, MS, and has worked for BMW for a year. He enjoys teaching people about our Dinan products for BMW. He has been married for 10 years and has a daughter. In his spare time, he likes to draw and spend time with his family outside. He is proud to say he has 17 years’ experience in parts.

  • Felicia  Smith

    Felicia Smith

    Parts Advisor

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    Felicia  Smith

    Felicia Smith

    Parts Advisor

    Felicia is from Las Vegas, Nevada. Sh’es been with Galleria for 4 months and in the automotive industry for 15 years. She loves the friendly environment. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, wood burning, family outings, and drawing.

  • Jake Hammond

    Jake Hammond

    Parts Advisor

    Jake Hammond

    Jake Hammond

    Parts Advisor

Reconditioning Center

  • Charles Knight

    Charles Knight

    Detail

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    Charles Knight

    Charles Knight

    Detail

    Chuck Knight was born and raised in Alabama. He has been with BMW for two years but has worked for the Mandal’s many years. Chuck says that he loves his job and enjoys working for a family owned business. Chuck enjoys spending his free time with his family

  • Wyatt Thomas

    Wyatt Thomas

    Detail

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    Wyatt Thomas

    Wyatt Thomas

    Detail

    Wyatt Thomas is part of BMW’s detail crew. He is from Gulfport, MS and has worked with BMW for a year and a half. He enjoys seeing the customers face when he gets done detailing their cars

  • Curtis  Edwards

    Curtis Edwards

    Reconditioning Center

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    Curtis Edwards

    Reconditioning Center

    Curtis is from Quitman, MS. He has been with Galleria for nearly 3 years/ detailing for over 6 years. He loves his coworkers, sports (more specifically betting on sports) and spending time with his wife and children (2 boys & 1 step-daughter).

  • Tam  Nguyen

    Tam Nguyen

    Reconditioning Center

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    Tam  Nguyen

    Tam Nguyen

    Reconditioning Center

    Tam (T) has been with Galleria for over 2 years/detailing for over 5 years. He loves working for a family owned business, and hanging out with his large family of mostly siblings. He is proud to be ceramic certified.

Administration

  • Sarah Simmons

    Sarah Simmons

    Receptionist

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    Sarah Simmons

    Receptionist

  • Richard Myers

    Richard Myers

    CFO

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    Richard Myers

    Richard Myers

    CFO

  • Bryan Thomas

    Bryan Thomas

    Accountant

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    Bryan Thomas

    Bryan Thomas

    Accountant

    Bryan Thomas is an accountant here at BMW. He is from Pittsburgh, PA and recently transitioned to our Galleria BMW family. He loves working for a family-owned dealership that sells a one-of-a-kind product. Bryan was in the military for 12 years and he also has two kids, Oliver & Quinn. He enjoys following all of Pittsburgh’s sports, being on the water and relaxing with family!

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