I’ve spent my entire life around the automotive industry. I started at my father’s dealerships, Snyder Pontiac Buick GMC in Mercer, PA and Snyder Oldsmobile Pontiac Cadillac in Grove City, PA. I’ve been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2009. I was the Valedictorian of GM Dealership Management Class 229 and also studied at Marian University in Indianapolis. I enjoy facilitating the development of employees and helping provide a world class shopping experience for our customers. In my free time, there’s no place I’d rather be than with my family and friends. One of my favorite past times is attending sporting events such as cheering on the Duke Blue Devil’s basketball team.
I am originally from Austintown, OH and I graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration in 2004. I also earned my Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) Certification in 2004. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2004. I am currently the Business Development & Internet Sales Manager and I direct daily operations for our Business Development Center, as well as data and information management. I enjoy spending time with my wife Melissa, our daughter Colette. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, and spending time with family. I also am a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.
My name is Ron Cast. I live in Salem with my wife and kids. I have been in the automotive industry since 2011. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and watching the Pirates and Penguins.
I grew up in Canfield, OH and graduated from there in 1993. I still reside in Canfield and have been with the Sweeney organization since March 2005. I was in sales from 2005, 2006 & 2007 and was part of GM Mark of Excellence for all three years. In 2008 I completed F & I school at GM headquarters in Detroit, MI. I was an F & I manager at Sweeney’s until March of 2009 when I was promoted to Sales Manager. In my spare time I truly enjoy spending every second with my twins, Theresa and Anthony. I also enjoy golfing and spending time with family. My mother and my three sisters and their families still live in Canfield, while my brother David lives in Virginia with his family and my younger brother Steven lives in Atlanta.
I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 1988. As a Sales Manager, I enjoy interacting with customers and finding them the right vehicle to fit their needs. I am a life-long resident of Struthers, OH. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kathy, and my two sons, Frank and A.J. Frank works at CCA prison in Youngstown, OH and as a part-time police officer. A.J. is a sophomore at The University of Akron where he is studying marketing. My hobbies include traveling, golfing, camping, gardening, and watching sports.
I was born in Redondo Beach, CA, grew up and live in Austintown, OH. I have more than 10 years of experience in the automotive industry and have been at Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2010. In my free time I enjoy biking, golfing, playing basketball and spending time with family.
Hello! My name is Christopher Anderson. I have been with the Sweeney Organization since January of 2012. I grew up in Hubbard, Ohio but reside in Boardman with my amazing wife Sarah and our Daughter Emilia and our spoiled rescue dogs Wilbur and Claire. I am a Youngstown State University graduate with a Summa Cum Laude BSBA in Marketing Management and a Master of Business Administration. In my free time, I enjoy watching college and professional football (specifically the New England Patriots and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and keeping up with current events. I also enjoy volunteering with some of the many amazing charities in the Valley. I am currently on the fundraising committee of Animal Charity of Ohio, am a member of Friends of Boardman Park and sit as a Board Member of Opera Western Reserve, serving on its Marketing Committee. In 2016, and again in 2018, I was honored to be selected as one of the Mahoning Valley’s 25 Under 35 Professionals.
I grew up in Lowellville, OH and currently live in Poland, OH with my wife, Becky, and 2 girls, Lily and Zoe. I’ve been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2011. Previously, I worked in Environmental Sales and services for 15 years. I’m a very easy-going person to work with, and like to get straight to the point. I was a member of the Poland Fire Department from 1992 to 2009. My free time I like to spend with my family and working on our house. I also enjoy camping and fishing with my daughters. Come see me for the best car buying experience you have ever had.
I’ve been in the automotive industry since 2013. Currently, I reside in Canfield, Ohio but I grew up in Dayton. In my free time I enjoy relaxing and spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy water skiing, tubing and taking my four wheeler out. I also love watching movies.
I joined #TeamSweeney in 2017, but have been in the automotive industry since 2001. I currently live in Poland, Ohio. Growing up, we moved around a good amount because my father was in the Navy, but I have called Poland home for more than forty years. I am a graduate of Poland High School, the University of Cincinnati and the Akron College of Massotheraphy. My wife Jennifer and I have been married for more than 25 years ago. We have two sons, John (23) and Stephen (16). We also have a 4 year old Golden Retriever named Marco! In my free time I enjoy golf and spending time at Stephen’s sporting events or travelling to see John. Prior to joining Sweeney, I sold vehicles outside of Pittsburgh and jumped at the opportunity to come home.
I grew up in Berlin Center, OH and now reside in Austintown. I am married to my best friend and high school sweet heart and we are blessed to be parents of 2, Bailey and Forrest. I have been with Sweeney since 2015 with 3 years of prior experience in sales with Chevrolet. I take pride in the Chevrolet brand and product with both of my parents, several aunts and uncles and my grandfather all working at the General Motors plant in Lordstown. My biggest hobby is music, as I’ve played guitar for over 12 years now. Along with guitar I also play drums and I lead the Worship Team at my church for Sunday morning Services. If you meet me it won’t take long to find out I am very easy going. I treat my customers the way I would want to be treated at a dealership, without all of the high pressure. I’m here to help you make an educated and informed decision and make sure the car you drive away in is the car that fits all of your needs as well as your budget.
I grew up in Hubbard, Ohio, where I currently reside. I have been with Sweeney since 1997. I am a GMAC/Ally certified leasing consultant and also sell new and used vehicles. I drive a GMC SIERRA EXT 4X4 to haul my favorite hobby, motocross and supercross, which I currently race. I was national champ in the AHRMA 125 expert class in 1994.
I am a lifelong resident of Bazetta Township, Cortland, Ohio. I graduated from Lakeview Schools, and attended Kent State and Youngstown State University. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Jeannette, and she is the Owner/Artistic Director of Jeanette’s School of Dance. We are the proud parents of one daughter, Courtney, who resides in Boardman with her husband Aaron. I have more than 20 years experience in the automobile industry having worked as both Sales Consultant and New Car Manager. I am proud to have been the recipient of many customer service awards throughout the years, and I am excited to be working as a Sales Consultant for Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, in Boardman. During my free time I am either working with my wife at our dance school, serving on various committees at our church or attending high school/college football and basketball games.
My name is Matthew Carothers; I grew up in Western Pennsylvania in town called Stoneboro and currently reside in Hermitage, Pa. I have been a member of the Sweeney Family since 2015, and previously was a photographer for Lifetouch, and a bartender at the Wynn Las Vegas resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am married to my wife Kelly and together we have a little boy named Owen who is three years of age. I graduated from Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage, and later studied at Youngstown state University and ITT Technical institute in Henderson NV in fields of Visual Communications and Network System Administration. My hobbies include spending time with my family, hunting, and watching football and baseball events.
I was born and raised in Youngstown Ohio, and currently reside in Mineral Ridge. I have been part of Team Sweeney since June of 2012. When it comes to sports, I am a Pittsburgh girl. Pens, Pirates and Steelers. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends.
Hello! My name is Frank DiIanni. I have been with the Sweeney organization since 2011, however, I’ve been in the automotive industry since 2001. I grew up in Youngstown and graduated from Cardinal Mooney in 1982. I’ve lived in Boardman for more than 25 years with my wife Chris and our twin girls Amanda and Kaila and our boys Nico and Phillip. In my free time I like traveling with my wife, watching the Cavaliers and Pirates and most of all, spending time with my family.
I have been with the Sweeney organization since 1974 when the Chevrolet dealership was on Wick Avenue. I’m originally from the West Side of Youngstown and graduated from Chaney High School. I was hired at State Chevrolet the day after graduation and have been with the Sweeney family dealership ever since. My husband Ed and I have been married for 33 years, live in Austintown and have 4 boys. I loved every minute of motherhood! I have held several different jobs during my employ, from switchboard operator to Finance Manager and I am currently the Delivery Coordinator/Accessories Specialist/CSI facilitator. I love meeting new people every day and hope that I make a difference in our customer’s positive dealership experience here! I love to cook and also love to read, but my true passion is found in being with family!
Hello! My name is John Gennaro, I started with Sweeney in 2016 but have been in sales and customer service for many years and have worked for organizations such as AT&T, Verizon and Huntington Bank. I am a lifelong resident of Austintown, Ohio. After graduating from Fitch High School, I attended Columbus State University. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and her son. I also love to golf and bike. I am also a fan of all things Cleveland and Buckeyes!
My name is Tom Hankey. I’ve been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2012 and have been in the automotive industry for more than 15 years. I am a graduate of Chaney High School as well as Youngstown State University. I’m a life long resident of Youngstown, Ohio where I still live with my wife Geniene and two sons, Anson and Aidan. In my free time I enjoy playing the drums and sharing baseball and The Boy Scouts with my sons.
My name is Tim Harlan. I started with the Sweeney Auto Group in 2017 but have been in the auto industry since 2014. I live in Boardman, Ohio with my wife Courtney with our first child due on Christmas Eve. I am a graduate of New Castle High School and Slippery Rock University. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, anything techy and the stock market.
Hello, my name is Steve Harper. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2016, however I have been in the automobile industry since 2015. I am a current resident of McDonald,Ohio and also a graduate of McDonald High School. In my spare time I enjoy spending it with my two beautiful children Haylie and Lucas. I enjoy golfing, bowling and watching my Ohio State Buckeyes beat that team up north every year. I also enjoy making people laugh and putting a smile on their face. I am easy to get along with and a joy to be around. I promise to make your car buying experience a very easy and enjoyable one. Customer satisfaction is my ultimate goal.
I grew up in Niles, Ohio with loving parents Mike, Karen and a younger brother Dennis who recently passed. I am a graduate of Niles McKinley High School as well as Youngstown State University. I currently reside in Girard, Ohio. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2012. I’m a life-long sports enthusiast, I grew up playing every sport. I was all state in football in High School. In my free time I love cooking, eating out and drinking fine wines. I also enjoy spending time with my friends.
My name is Kelley Jenkins. I am a lifelong resident of Youngstown Ohio, having grown up in the city and graduated from South High School. I have three children – Jemel, Amyah and Kayden. I love to spend time with my children, shop and watch movies.
I currently live in Youngstown where most of my family resides. I am blessed to have two sons, one a Marine and one in the Army and two daughters and equally blessed to have 7 grandchildren. Born in Pittsburgh but I am an Army brat and travelled extensively until we settled here in Youngstown in 1969. I am a graduate of The Rayen High School and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Youngstown State University. I have also had the distinct pleasure of working at Sweeney’s with some of the most talented individuals in the automobile industry. My many loves include automobiles from shows to racing and besides my passion for cars I love spending time with family, friends, hiking, biking and camping. I am proud to say that our family’s affiliation with the Armed Forces goes back to the Revolution and I was fortunate enough to continue in my ancestors footsteps as a now veteran of the United States Air Force.
My name is Elie Khoury. I have worked for Sweeney Chevrolet since 2004, but have been in the auto industry for more than 20 years. I live in Boardman with my wife Kerry and children Eli (13) and Zac (8). I was born and raised in Lebanon. In my spare time I like to play volleyball and go to the shooting range. I also enjoy the sun, sand and ocean but will settle for a big raft on the pool. An interesting fact about me is that I can speak 3 languages.
I grew up in Youngstown, OH and currently live with my wife in Boardman, OH. I have 5 daughters and 3 grandchildren. I have more than 10 years of experience in the automotive business and have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2007. I’m a no-pressure sales person who likes to treat customers like they are family. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, spending time with my family, and watching sports.
My name is Tawyna Padilla and though I’m new to the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC organization I have worked in customer service and sales for more than ten years. I grew up in New Castle, PA but I currently reside in Struthers with my husband, Emmanuel and our six sons and our dog. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and watching football!
I grew up in East Palestine, Ohio and currently live in Youngstown, Ohio. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet since 2006 and enjoy interacting with our customers. In my free time I like to vacation and spend time with family and friends.
My name is Chris Ross, I’ve been with Sweeney since 2013 and have worked in sales and customer service for quite some time. I grew up in Columbiana, Ohio and went on to attend Youngstown State University where I attained a 4 year degree in Hospitality Management. In my spare time I enjoy hunting and fishing. I’m a very easy going individual and will do what I can to help others.
My name is Andrea Serich, I’ve been with the Sweeney organization since May 2017. I have been in customer service and retail/food management since 2002. I am a lifelong resident of Poland, Ohio and am a graduate of Youngstown State University with a double major in Fashion Merchandising and marketing. In my free time i love spending time with my husband Anthony, our fur babies, family, and friends.
My name is John Severn. I live in Springfield Township with my with Kathy but am a 1989 graduate of Boardman High School. I also attended the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. In my free time I enjoy fishing, watching the Pittsburgh Penguins, shooting fireworks displays with professional display companies and vacationing with my wife.
I grew up in Youngstown, OH and now live in Boardman, OH. I started working in the automotive business in 1964. I worked for State Chevrolet (owned by Arthur J. Sweeney) from 1965 to 1971; then returned to the Sweeney family in 2004. I truly enjoy working with customers to help them find the right vehicle. In my free time I enjoy bowling.
Hello! My name is Amanda DeCesare. I began working in the automotive industry on March 2nd, 2015. I live in Columbiana, Ohio and am new to the area. I grew up in Overland Park, Kansas outside of Kansas City and am a graduate of Blue Valley Northwest HS. In my freetime I enjoy reading, traveling, swimming, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.
I’ve been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2009, however I’ve been in the automotive industry for over 25 years. I currently reside in Poland, Ohio but I grew up in Youngstown. I’m a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. I’ve been married to my wife, Paulette since 1987 and we have one son. In my free time I enjoy golf and watching sports.
I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and currently live in Hubbard, OH with my wife, Marianne. I’m a proud father of four children. My oldest daughter is a Paramedic in Pittsburgh and my oldest son is a US Marine now living outside of Pittsburgh. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet for over 5 years. I’m a Truck Marketing Institute Graduate, the designated truck specialist as well as the Certified Corvette Specialist for the dealership. Before coming to Sweeney, I had 25 years of experience in the construction industry. I’ve been a life-long car enthusiast. When I was younger, I would drag race and even attended the Professional Driving School at Kentucky Motor Speedway. Recently, I also attended a performance driving school for the C7 Corvette Stingray in Pahrump, Nevada. In my free time I enjoy watching and attending NASCAR races, golfing, and cheering on the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.
My name is Mark Malaska. I started with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in 2013. I grew up in Youngstown and am a graduate of Cardinal Mooney HS and the University of Akron. I currently live in Canfield with my wife Shelby and son Benjamin. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family.
I’ve worked for Sweeney since 2009, but have been in the automotive industry for more than 15 years. I live in New Castle, PA with my wife Kiley but am originally from Philadelphia, PA. I graduated from Northeast High in 1989 and then went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1993. In my free time I enjoy any and everything children and sports. I’m a man that appreciates his family and his life!
I grew up in Canfield, OH and graduated from Canfield High School in 1985. I currently reside in Hubbard, OH with my wife and 2 children. I’ve been in the automotive business for more than 25 years and have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2000. I have been in the automotive business for a long time, I started out selling cars then went into the finance department and then on to service. I am sure with my years of experience I can handle any or all of your service needs. When I’m not busy helping customers, I enjoy boating, camping, and spending time with family.
My name is Jason Bumgardner. I’ve been with Sweeney since 1996, and in the automotive industry for a more than 20 years. I grew up in Leetonia, Ohio where I attended High School. I currently reside in Canfield, Ohio. I have one son name Paris. In my free time, I enjoy Golf, Ohio State Football and spending time with my son.
Hello! My name is Steve Barrass. I have only worked for Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2015, but I have worked in the automotive industry since 2011. I grew up and still live in Austintown, Ohio with my five year old son Caiden. I attended Austintown Fitch High School and the University of Phoenix.
I grew up and currently live in East Palestine, OH. I’ve been in the automotive business for more than 20 years and have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 1997. I really enjoy meeting new customer and focus on providing great customer service to keep them coming back. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my band, and spending time with my Wife and two kids, Morgan and Clark.
My name is Corey Sass. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC for more than 5 years years. I was born and raised in Struthers Ohio where I still reside. I am a graduate of Struthers High School. In my free time, I enjoy playing bocce and watching The Ohio State Buckeye’s football program.
My name is Amanda Savitts. I’ve worked in the auto industry since 2014, the entire time spent with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. I’m a graduate of James A. Garfield High School and Maplewood Career Center. I currently live in Girard with my fiancee and two kids Levaeh and Xavier.
My name is Jerry Taylor. I’ve worked at Sweeney since 1989, and in the Auto Industry for a total of about 25 years. I’m a lifelong resident of Youngstown, and a graduate of Chaney High School. I still reside in Youngstown with my wife of 22 years, and 3 children. I also attended New Castle School of Trades for Auto Mechanics. I began my career with Sweeney at State Chevrolet as a mechanic. In my spare time I like to watch Baseball, NASCAR and riding my motorcycles.
My name is Tony Valiquette. I’ve worked for Sweeney since 2011 but have been around cars all of my life. I graduated from Struthers High School where I played football and basketball. I then attended YSU for 2 years. In my spare time I like to hang out with my family, workout and play football, basketball and golf.
I’ve been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2002. I live in Columbiana, Ohio with my wife Lisa and twin girls Mya and Lily. I attended Columbiana High School as well as Kent State University. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, and watching NASCAR and Formula 1 racing.
My Name is Stephanie Pozega. I’m the office manager for Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, where I have been since 1978. I’m a lifelong resident of Girard, Ohio. In my free time I enjoy reading, the beach, shopping and spending time with my family and friends.
I have worked for Sweeney since 2011 but I have been around the auto industry my entire life. Both of my parents worked at State Chevrolet before it moved to our current location. I am a lifelong resident of Austintown, Ohio and a graduate of Austin Fitch High School. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and watching football.
I am a Boardman, OH native. I will have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resource Management from Youngstown State University in December 2017. I joined Team Sweeney in March of 2017 as a HR Generalist. Before joining Sweeney, I was an Orientation Coordinator and Peer Mentor at Youngstown State University. In my free time I enjoy the outdoors and being active in the community. I am a member of the Youngstown Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, I enjoy camping, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
President of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Mr. Sweeney earned his business management degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1977. He has graduated from the GM School of Merchandising and Management and also from Leadership Mahoning Valley in 1989. He has served on the General Motors National Fixed Operations Dealer Board. The dealerships have won numerous sales and customer service satisfaction awards over the years, including the coveted Dealer of the Year Award, GM’s Top 100 dealerships in five years, and many GM Mark of Excellence Awards for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC. In 2015, Mr. Sweeney was recognized as a Time Quality Dealer award winner, chosen by his peers. The award is known in the industry as one of the prestigious and is awarded to auto dealers nationally who exceed the norm in both business practices and giving back to the communities they serve. The Sweeney Family and the Dealerships have given generously for four generations to the communities they are blessed to conduct business within. He has been active in the retail automotive business in the Valley for more than 43 years. The Sweeney dealerships consistently rank at, or near, the top of the sales charts in Ohio and beyond and have been market leaders for generations. Mr. Sweeney served on the board of National City Bank (Northeast). He is an elder, past corporate chairman and member of more than 50 years of Poland Presbyterian Church, a past member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Regional Chamber, a YSU Foundation board member, a past board member of the Better Business Bureau, past Advisory Council member of the Akron Children’s Hospital (Mahoning Valley), former board member of the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, former board member of the YSU Penguin Club, a member of the United Way Leadership Club and Legacy Society, United Way Campaign Chairperson in 2007-08 and co-Chairman in 2019, past board chairman of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Mahoning Valley, past board chairman of the American Red Cross (Mahoning), a former chairperson and board member of the Ohio Federation of Independent Colleges fundraising efforts in the tri-county area and Ohio, past chairperson of the YMCA of Youngstown’s Partner of Youth Campaign, past President of the former Automobile Dealers Association of Northeast Ohio, past chairman of the Vocational Advisory Committee for the Youngstown City Schools, and a past co-chairman of the Tod’s/Akron Children’s Hospital Golf Classic and the American Cancer Society Golf Tournaments. He has also served for the American Heart Association as the annual Heart Walk Chairman and for the Youngstown Business Incubator as Fundraising Co-Chairman for their five-year campaign to raise sustaining funds. He is a member of the Mahoning Valley Region Huntington Bank Advisory Board. He and his Wife Patt are Honorary Chairs for the 2020 Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball. Doug is married to Patricia McGovern Sweeney (Retired Mahoning County Health Commissioner) for more than 42 years. He is the father of three daughters (Alexa, Andrea and Carolyn). He has six grandchildren. His hobbies are bicycling, boating, travel, and YSU/Ohio State Football.
Alexa started her career with the Sweeney organization in 2004. She has been trained in all aspects of dealership management and currently leads the Sweeney dealerships as Vice President. She is the fourth generation of her family to work for the Sweeney organization. Alexa is a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy, she has a BSBA in Marketing from YSU and is a Poland Seminary High School graduate. She currently resides in Poland with her husband, Josh, and their four children. Alexa is a Board Member of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and the Better Business Bureau. She is a Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Trustee and a member of the Akron Children’s Community Leadership Council. In 2013, Alexa was honored as a “25 under 35” award recipient, recognized for her commitment to work and community.