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Tom Hunter
President and CEO - Hunter Corporation
828-694-2521

Tom Hunter graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He then worked for a startup joint-venture between MidSouth Financial and Centura Bank. After several promotions culminating in Vice President, Mr. Hunter was selected to attend UNC's Kenan-Flager Business School and graduated with honors in 1999. Upon graduation, Mr. Hunter worked as a mergers and acquisitions associate for Brookwood Associates, LLC, an investment bank in Charlotte, NC. In 2002, he joined his family's company, Hunter Corporation, Inc. While attending NADA's Dealer Academy, Mr. Hunter worked at all positions within the dealership, from parts counter, sales to sales manager. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hunter Corporation.

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Chris Grissom
Chief Financial Officer

Chris graduated from Southern Adventist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and is actively licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in NC and SC. His experience includes more than 17 years in the automotive and construction industries as a CFO and various financial accounting positions in non-profit, banking and healthcare industries. Chris has been married to Beth for over 30 years and has 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. He and Beth are avid golfers and love to travel. Chris is also a musician and audio-visual technician.

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Adam Baker
General Manager, Managing Partner

Adam started with Dal-kawa cycle center in 1999 in the service department. He worked as a technician until 2010 when he became the Service Manager. He continued as the Service Manager after the Hunter group purchased the company in 2017. He is now the General Manager of Hunter power Sports. Adam is married and has three children. 

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Randy Hunter
Chairman - Hunter Corporation
828-309-0304

Randy Hunter graduated from East Carolina University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In September of 1984 he began his career with Hunter Corporation, Inc. Randy has worked in all departments and has held practically every position at both dealerships, including sales representative, service writer, finance manager, new and used car manager and general sales manager. He has garnered many sales awards from Chevrolet's Legion of Sales leaders and the Truck Honor Club. In 1998 he was promoted to General Manager of Hunter Nissan Lincoln Mercury. The dealership has earned several awards, including Nissan's prestigious Award of Merit. He is currently serving as the Chairman and Visionary of Hunter Corporation.

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Hector Abelairas
Hunter Subaru Hyundai Volvo GM
828.693.8661

Hector is originally from New Jersey. He has recently moved up to NC from Miami, Florida to join the Hunter team as the Subaru Hyundai Volvo General Manager. He received a Business Admin Executive Certificate from the University of Notre Dame. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Phoenix. He has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Hector is an experienced and well-reputed General Manager who has successfully operated Ford, Lincoln & Honda franchises. He has received numerous Dealer & manufacturer awards including being a 5-time "Ford President's Award" winner, 2-time J.D. Power & Assoc. "Dealer of Excellence Award" winner and a "Honda Council of Excellence Award" winner.

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Kate Redmond
Marketing and BDC Director
828.694.2580

Kate is originally from Cleveland Ohio and graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications. Throughout her agency years in Greenville, South Carolina, she worked mainly with automotive dealerships to drive revenue goals through traditional and digital advertising. In addition to automotive, Kate spent time working with nonprofits to understand and build their brand through websites, logos, social media, and beginner advertising.  After 11 years working in advertising agencies, Kate joined the Hunter Automotive Team in 2019 as Marketing and BDC Director and relocated to the Asheville area.

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Jen Ramming
Managing Director, Hunter Hometown Foundation

Jen Langdon Ramming is the Managing Director of Hunter Hometown Foundation. Jen has worked in nonprofit leadership for 23 years in WNC, including being the founder and director of the award winning program, OpenDoors of Asheville. Jen holds degrees in Sociology and Mass Communications from the University of Vermont, a Leadership certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University and a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. She currently serves as an executive Board member of the Key Learning Center, and Carolina Day School, and in her free time, is a mother of four boys, avid mountain biker, sailor, and gardener. 

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Jain Hayes
Human Resource Director

Jain is returning to Western North Carolina where she lived for 25 years. She graduated from Montreat College, and worked in manufacturing and logistics before moving to the Chicago area. Jain holds an SPHR and has a wide range of experience in HR. She and her husband of 30 years are excited to be back in the area with family.

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