Meet the Staff of Auto Group of Louisville

Scott Van Cleave - General Sales Manager

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Scott is results-driven sales, management, and new business development professional. His diverse background includes over 20 years in automobile sales, auto finance and management.

He strongly believes in serving his customer and his community. He will go out of his way to help his customer and to earn your business. He is knowledgeable, personable and has a make-it-happen spirit. Scott graduated from Texas A&M University with Bachelors in Agricultural Economics.

Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Sales Manager Sam Swope BMW, BMW of Albany, GA and BMW of Roanoke, VA

  • Finance Manager, Sam Swope BMW

  • Profiles in Achievement Sales Manager, Bronze Level, Sam Swope BMW

  • Professional Council BMWNA Garlyn Shelton BMW (TX)

  • President’s Club and 25 Club Award Winner, Sam Swope BMW

Michael D. French - Vehicle Technology Specialist

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Michael comes from a strong background in sales and management in both automobile and customer service industry. Michael serves as a Vehicle Technology Specialist where he manages and oversees new vehicle listing across all internet websites and social media platforms. He leverages his knowledge of various makes and models of vehicles and effectively photographs and list vehicles for maximum impact.

In the past, Michael worked as an Internet Sales Manager and Impact General Manager where he developed his skills in staff management, customer service and the use of technology and social media. Michael holds expert designation in Jeep and RAM and is certified as an FCA UConnect Specialist. 

Evan Blakeman - Customer Care Specialist

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Evan has served as a Customer Care Specialist since 2014. He is deeply committed to providing exceptional customer care.
Evan comes from a diverse background. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years and later assisted in managing a 3500 acres farm for Jerry Bruckheimer an American film and television producer.
Evan stays abreast with auto industry trends and is very knowledgeable with various makes and models of vehicles and their features. You will greatly benefit from Evan’s vast knowledge of the various automobiles and his willingness to help you make the correct decision.

Chad Wentworth - Service Manager

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Chad offers 15+ years of experience in the automobile industry involving service, repair, and management. He serves as a liaison to several departments, and customers. He takes pride in consistently achieving an “Exceeded Expectations” rating on all customer engagements and won the TEAM POWER “President’s Award”.

Chad is ASE Certified and specializes in GM, Ford, Honda, and Acura along with broad experience in Foreign cars. His advanced training includes: GM PRO Certification; GM Training, Delphi Micro 64 Connector System Service; GM Service Technical College, Electrical/Electronics Stage 1, 2 and 3; High Voltage System Safety; Multiple Diagnostic Interface (MDI) Familiarization; Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH); Two-mode Hybrid Introduction and Safety; Two-mode Hybrid 300v Battery System Theory and Operations; Hybrid Vehicles: Theory, Operation, and Service; Vibration Correction; 6.5 L Diesel Engine; Duramax 6600: Diesel Engine performance; Duramax: 6600 Updates and New Features; 2006 SKH-TCU-Service Programming Tips; Tech 2 Familiarization; SI Overview; Body Control & Communication Systems; Battery, and Charging & Starting Systems.

Karla Alvaredo - Office Manager

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Karla has played an integral role as an Office Manager since 2014. She coordinates and maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures, payroll and controlling correspondence. She is passionate about helping customers and is always here to answer any questions and concerns. When you purchase a vehicle from us, Karla will personally handle all your paperwork including title, tags and license plate etc.

Karla was born and raised in Jeffersontown, KY. She is married to an Army veteran and is a mother to two beautiful school aged children. 

Latoyia Lackey - Consultant

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We are lucky to have Latoyia, she is NIADA and CPO Specialist. Prior to joining our team, she worked as a Sales and Leasing Consultant and Brand Ambassador for Lexus of Louisville. She also owned a successful business for several years. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s in business administration.

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