MEET OUR TEAM | GALLERIA BMW


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General Manager

John Valletta
General Manager


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Sales

Leslie Williams
General Sales Manager

Our General Sales 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. Her favorite attribute of the brand is performance; her favorite BMW is the BMW 540i with its gesture control and ease of the iDrive system. When she isn't at work, she is spending time with her husband and 4 children.

 

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Sue Battaile
Business Manager

Sue has spent the last 30 years in New Orleans and has just relocated to the MS Gulf Coast to be part of Galleria BMW. While Sue is new to the Galleria BMW, she said that she loves the family atmosphere. Her favorite part about her job is meeting new people and ensuring that they have a great experience at Galleria BMW. She also enjoys learning about why her new BMW is the Ultimate Driving Machine. When Sue is not working she is outdoors playing tennis or biking!


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Dale Willis
Pre-Owned Director

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!

 

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Katie Lennep
Lead BMW Genius

Katie is the lead BMW Genius at Galleria BMW. She is originally from Franklin, GA but now resides in Grand Bay, AL. Katie has been with BMW for 3 years. She loves giving customers a fun experience that they will remember and ensuring that they know how to use all the features on their BMW. She has been married for 5 years and has 2 dogs. When she's not at work she loves to play video games with her husband.

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Cody Bowman
Client Advisor

Client Advisor, Cody Bowman, is from Chattanooga, TN. He has worked with BMW since January of 2016. He loves to make work fun and enjoys delivering an amazing customer experience. He has a one year old and a six-year-old with his wife Shelby. He loves spending time with his family while enjoying the gulf coast's beaches.

 

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Dan Leahy
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!

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Steve Sanasac
Client Advisor

Steve Sanasac, a client advisor here at Galleria BMW, is from Gulfport, MS. He now lives in Vancleave and has been working for BMW for 4 months. He loves the hard-working atmosphere and helping folks with big decisions on their next vehicle.

 

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Margaret Ann Stafford
Client Advisor

Margaret Ann Rouse Stafford was described, on the front page of The Sun Herald, as being 51% coffee and 49% King Cake. While that may not say much about her nutritional standards, it does speak volumes about her energy and fun loving spirit. She brings both into her role as a Client Advisor, using that energy and fun to her consultative approach to helping you choose just the right vehicle for you. She describes her job as one of making friends and them helping them find a car.

She is a Biloxi native, a historic home restorer, wife of an Air Force retiree and Biloxi Police Officer, a mother of one perfect angel and one wild child, a passionate defender of the underdog and Mississippi, a lover of music from Beethoven to the Blues, and the owner of a BMW 128i convertible. She has worked locally in the automobile business since 1999.

We would like to invite you to meet Margaret Ann, take a tour of our beautiful facility and see if she can help you find the perfect match for you. We are so excited to have her as part of our Galleria family and team!

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Daniel Walker
Client Advisor

Daniel Walker was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Daniel has been with BMW for 1 year but has been with the Mandal Corporation for 13 years! He enjoys being interactive with customers and making them happy. He has 2 kids, one named Braxton and another named Christian. You can find Mr. Walker watching the Alabama game on Saturday and the Saints game on Sunday!

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Sonya West
Client Advisor

Client advisor, Sony West, is from Mobile, AL and has been with BMW for almost 6 years! 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.

 

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Spencer Johnson
BMW Genius

Former Inventory Manager and current BMW Genius, Spencer Johnson, is from Huntsville, Alabama. One of the most rewarding things about working for BMW is the connections he makes with the customers. He enjoys teaching people how in-depth and precise the engineering is on the Ultimate Driving Machine. When this 20-year-old isn't at BMW, he is landscaping, running his online business through Facebook, or learning about stocks, real estate, and business online!

 

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Patricia Belitz
BMW Genius

BMW Genius Patricia Belitz was born and raised in Germany. She has lived in Pascagoula since 2014. She has worked for BMW in the beginning of May 2018. Patricia loves the friendly and passionate work environment here at Galleria BMW. Patricia just got engaged and enjoys playing tennis and going fishing with friends.

 

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Candace Bennett
Inventory Specialist

Our Inventory Manager Candace Bennet is from Pearlington, MS. She loves the people she works with and enjoys providing a high level of customer service every day. She has a son, and 3 pets. She has a dog named Milo, and 2 goldfish. Her hobbies include planting and crafts outdoors!

 

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Ana Moore
Inventory Specialist


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Kim Gaughf
Receptionist

Our receptionist, Kim Gaughf, is from Gulfport, MS. She has been with BMW for 3 months. He favorite part of her job is being a support system and knowing that she was a part of their experience in buying their dream car. She has 2 dogs and a cat. She is also a transitional life coach in her spare time specializing in relationships and personal growth!

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Service & Parts

Roger Hudson
Service Manager

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!

 

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William Dufour
Shop Foreman

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!

 

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Don Orso
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.

 

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Kim Hamilton
Service Advisor

Our Service Advisor, Kim Hamilton, is from Mobile, AL and has worked with the BMW brand for 20 years! She enjoys helping customers find and fix problems with their vehicles. She has a dog named Oreo, and you can find her out on the boat fishing during the summer!

 

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Susie Morgan
Service Advisor

Susie Morgan is from D'iberville MS and has worked for BMW for over a year. She loves providing product knowledge for the customers and creating a fantastic customer experience. She has two kids in college, and 2 dogs. She is also in the Southernette's Mardi Gras Association.

 

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Lisa Gibson
Service Development Coordinator

Lisa Gibson is our Service Development Coordinator at Galleria BMW. Lisa is from Knoxville, TN. She started her career with Galleria BMW in 2017. Throughout her time at Galleria, she has provided renowned customer service and continues to show her dedication to the Galleria team. In her time away from work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her growing family and grand-dogs, traveling, refinishing/upholstery of antiques, reading and event planning/design. In honor to her late father, she is a new member of the Eastern Star Community. Look for Lisa and her team during your next visit at Galleria BMW.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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."


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Daran Dodd
Technician

Daran Dodd, is from Mobile, AL and has been with BMW for 4 years! Daran's favorite part of his job is to tackle problems he has never seen before. He has a wife and kids and enjoys working on motorcycles and drag racing in his free time.

 

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Clinton Gentry
Technician

Technician, Clinton Gentry, is from Mobile, AL and has worked for BMW 20 plus years. His favorite part about his job is the people and the fact that the Mandal's let you know you are a part of what they are trying to do. Clinton has 3 daughters, 7 grandkids that he loves to hunt and fish with.

 

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Grant Hibberts
Technician

Technician, Grant Hibberts, is from Mobile, AL. He has worked with BMW since 2005. His favorite part about his job is the family-oriented atmosphere. He just got a new addition to his family, a yellow lab named Duke! He enjoys drag racing his TransAm on the weekend and its faster than Will Dufour's Camaro.

 

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Ryan Kildahl
Technician

Ryan Kildahl is a technician here at Galleria BMW. He is from New Orleans, LA and has been with BMW for a year. He finds interest in continually learning about new technology BMW develops. In his spare time, he likes to tinker with his personal cars.

 

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Carlos Rivera
Technician

Carlos Rivera is a technician here a Galleria BMW. He is from Colorado Springs, CO and has worked for BMW for 3 years. He enjoys working on luxury vehicles in a state-of-the-art facility. In his spare time Carlos likes playing the guitar and fishing for sharks.

 

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Geddy Roberts
Technician

Geddy, a technician, is from Hattiesburg MS and has worked for BMW for 4 months. His favorite part of his job is helping resolve customer concerns regarding their car. He likes to make sure they are safe and getting the quality ride they deserve. When he is not working, Geddy enjoys riding motorcycles, building engines, playing computer games, and creating custom computers!

 

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Chuck Knight
Detail Manager

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.

 

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James Evans
Detail

James Evans is part of BMW's detail crew. He is from Biloxi, MS and has worked for BMW for about 5 months. He loves detailing our luxury cars and making our customers excited to come back for their next detail!

 

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Jerry Thomas
Detail

Jerry Thomas is part of BMW's detail crew. He is from Gulfport, MS and has worked for BMW for a year now. He loves the people here at Galleria BMW. He has 3 kids and enjoys playing PS4 on the weekend!

 

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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.

 

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Administration

Neil White
Business Manager

Mr. White, our Business Manager, is from Mobile, AL. He has worked for BMW for a year but has been with the Mandal corporation for decades. He has grandkids, and loves going to the gym every day. His favorite part of his job is taking care of business!

 

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Richard Myers
Accountant

Our Accountant Richard Myers is from Biloxi, MS and has been with BMW for a year. Richard's favorite part of his job is contributing to a team that collectively wants the business to operate smoothly. After working with numbers all day, Richard likes to run, golf, spend time on the water, and travel!


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Bryan Thomas
Accountant

Bryan Thomas is an accountant here at BMW. He is from Pittsburg, 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 Pittsburg's sports, being on the water and relaxing with family!

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