Staff


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  • Laura Drown
    General Manager

          Laura Drown, started working at Cogswell Motors in 1998 as Controller. With over 20 years of Ford Dealership management experience; she assumed the role of General Manager in 2018.

    Laura brings her dedication and commitment to Ford Motor Company's standards and reputation to effectively oversee and manage this dealership. She promotes and is committed to community involvement and giving back to the River Valley. 

    She lives in Russellville with her husband, Kyle. Together they have one son, Kyle Jr. 



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  • Richard Roberts
    Sales Manager
    (479) 968-2665

    Richard Roberts has worked at Cogswell Motors since 1979, when he started washing cars after school. After he graduated from Russellville High School, he continued to work part time selling cars on the weekends. 

    In 1983, Richard came onto the team as a full-time sales professional, and has been sales manager at Cogswell Motors since April 2009. He is now serving his third generation of customers.

    Richard is continuing the legacy passed down by his father, Euel Roberts, who worked at Cogswell Motors for 48 years. 

    He lives in Russellville with his wife, Jennifer. Together, they have two children, Katie, and Ryan.  In his spare time, Richard enjoys fly fishing, hunting, golfing, and horses. 

    Give Richard a call at 479-968-2665 or stop on by the dealership at 1900 East Main Street in Russellville to say hello and let him show you our great selection of new Ford, Lincoln and Mazda as well as quality preowned vehicles.

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  • Ed Schwartz
    Sales Manager
    (479) 968-2665

    Ed Schwartz has been a part of the Cogswell Motors family for 25 years. After 13 years in the finance department, he took on the role as sales manager, where he has been for the past 13 years.

    Ed is a Dardanelle native and graduate of Dardanelle High School and Arkansas Tech University. He and his wife, Kim, have two sons, Greg and Grant, who attend the University of Arkansas. 

    Give Ed a call at 479-968-2665 or stop on by the dealership at 1900 East Main Street in Russellville to say hello and let him show you our great selection of new Ford, Lincoln and Mazdas as well as quality preowned vehicles. 

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  • Carl Apple
    Preowned Inventory Manager
    (479) 968-2665

    Carl Apple has been a part of the Cogswell Motors family since 1967. 

    He is a graduate of Dardanelle High School and currently lives in Russellville with his wife, Wanda. Carl has one daughter, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Outside of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. 

    Give Carl a call at 479-968-2665 or stop on by the dealership at 1900 East Main Street in Russellville to say hello and let him show you our great selection of new Ford, Lincoln and Mazdas as well as quality preowned vehicles. 

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  • Doug Via
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    479-968-2665

    My name is Doug Via, I have been in the car business since 1993.  I started out in detail at Summers Chevrolet and worked my way up to service advisor, then went to The Car Store for sales and sales manager.  In 2003 I opened Doug Via Auto LLC and served the River Valley until 2015.  My family and I attend Victory Assembly of God in Pottsville.  I have 5 children, 1 grandson and a granddaughter on the way.  I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, playing basketball with the kids and spoiling the grandson…he is my pride and joy!  I have enjoyed selling vehicles for the last 20 plus years and thank everyone for doing business with me.  Now I am the Pre-Owned Car Manager at Cogswell Motors and can still take care of your auto needs.  Give me a call anytime at (479)968-2665 or (479)747-1447.  The number one goal of Cogswell Motors and myself is to take care of our customers!

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  • Jason Lampkin
    Finance Manager

    Cogswell Motors welcomes Jason Lampkin to the team as our finance manager. Jason, a native of Russellville, is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and has 13 years of experience in the automotive industry. Jason and his wife, Lauren, have five beautiful children: Madison, Paris, Britley, Cainan and Flint. They attend Fellowship of Christians.

     

    We look forward to working with Jason's customers that he has served over the last 13 years.

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  • Derek Medlock
    Finance Manager
    479-968-2665


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  • Joe Alpe
    Sales Consultant
    479-498-2581


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  • Joe Alexander


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  • Keith Criswell
    Sales Consultant
    (479) 968-2022

    Keith Criswell has been part of the Cogswell Motors sales team since 2007.

    He has been in the Arkansas River Valley since 1976, and his family has been in the car business for a number of years. He is a graduate of Russellville High School and continues to live in Russellville. He is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoys classic rock and classic cars. Keith attends First Baptist Church in London. 

    Give Keith a call at 479-968-2665 or stop on by the dealership at 1900 East Main Street in Russellville to say hello and let him show you our great selection of new Ford, Lincoln and Mazdas as well as quality preowned vehicles. 

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  • Cathy Donahou
    Sales Consultant
    (479) 968-2665

    Cathy Donahou has been a valued member of the Cogswell Sales team since 1997!  Working with customers that became good friends is the best part of working with Cathy.  Her customers come back because they know she will take care of them even after the sale.

    Cathy is a life member of Junior Auxiliary and graduated from Russellville High School and Arkansas Tech University. 

    To make a appointment with Cathy, call her at 479-968-2665.

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  • Jerry Evans
    Sales Consultant
    (479) 968-2665

    Jerry Evans has been on the Cogswell Motors sales team for 20 years. 

    He has lived in Pope County since 1976 and is an Arkansas Tech University graduate. His wife, Jeania, is an elementary school teacher in the Russellville School District. 

    Outside of work, Jerry is a volunteer with the Pope County Office of Emergency Management. He is captain of the Dive Team and the Swiftwater Rescue Team and also serves on the Crow Mountain Fire Department. 

    Give Jerry a call at 479-968-2665 or stop on by the dealership at 1900 East Main Street in Russellville to say hello and let him show you our great selection of new Ford, Lincoln and Mazdas as well as quality preowned vehicles. 


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  • Steve Gist
    Sales Consultant
    (479) 968-2665

    Steve Gist has spent more than 10 years as part of the Cogswell Motors family. 

    He is a Yell County native and a graduate of Ola High School. He and his wife, Tracy, currently live in Pope County and have three adult children and five grandchildren. 

    Outside of work, Steve enjoys fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

    Give Steve a call at 479-968-2665 or stop on by the dealership at 1900 East Main Street in Russellville to say hello and let him show you our great selection of new Ford, Lincoln and Mazdas as well as quality preowned vehicles. 

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  • Rick Hewitt
    Sales Consultant
    (479) 968-2665

    Rick Hewitt has been a member of the Cogswell Motors sales team for five years.

    He is a Danville High School graduate and currently resides in Belleville. 

    Rick is a veteran of the United States Navy. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and fishing. 

    Give Rick a call at 479-968-2665 or stop on by the dealership at 1900 East Main Street in Russellville to say hello and let him show you our great selection of new Ford, Lincoln and Mazdas as well as quality preowned vehicles. 

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  • Mike Smith
    Sales Consultant
    479-498-2580

    "My philosophy is to create a climate of trust, openness and mutual respect with you my customers by identifying your needs and helping meet your goals with the best, honest service available," Mike Smith said. "Come see me at Cogswell Motors!"
    Mike grew up and graduated from Russellville High School in 1979.  He then attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, graduating with a B.A. in communications and marketing in 1985.  He moved to Dallas to sell residential real estate for Century 21.  In 1992 he moved back to Arkansas to work the family farm while also working in manufacturing supervision.
    Smith has over 21 years in sales and management experience, combined with major consumer products companies. "I am looking forward to bring my sales experience to a family oriented company like Cogswell Motors." "I met my soulmate and best friend Ana, and together we make an outstanding team; we have been married for 23 awesome years. The joy of my life are my three children, Matt (26) lives in New York, Alex (21) and Brittany (19) both attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. We belong to the First United Methodist Church of Russellville." "My hobbies are deep sea fishing, scuba diving, hunting, golf and cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks and my Dallas Cowboys!" "I love being with my family, life is to be enjoyed, work is a blessing, and waking up by the grace of God is an everyday miracle in my book!"

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  • Jacob Reddell
    Sales Consultant
    (479) 968 2665


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  • David M. Roberts
    BDC/Internet Sales Manager


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  • Monica Lopez
    Customer Care Representative
    479-498-2558

    Monica is the first point of contact for customers searching online for an automobile, either by phone or online. Since the sales staff assists customers at the dealership, Monica has the accessibility to respond to online customers quickly, creating a positive online shopping experience for each customer.  She also performs the Customer Care after the sale follow up to insure that the customers experience met or exceeded their expectations.  Monica is currently attending Arkansas Tech University majoring in Accounting.

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  • Madeline Talley


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  • Ronnie Standridge
    Rental Manager
    479-968-2665


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  • Lynn Collins
    Parts & Service Manager
    (479) 968-2665


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  • Keith Oels
    Service Manager
    (479) 968-2665


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