Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • James L Jackson Jr.
    Owner
    478-254-2842

    Mr Jimmy Jackson is the proud owner and president of Jackson Automotive Group! He has been with the company since 1972 and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He and his beautiful wife, Jane, have two wonderful children: Sally and Jim Jr - who is our Pre-Owned Sales Manager. Jimmy enjoys HOURS of golfing and trips to the beach!

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  • Ken Grinstead
    General Manager
    478-254-2842

    Ken has been in the car business for a wonderful 38 years! He joined Jackson Automotive in 1984 and has worked through all departments of the dealership and has been General Manager since 2004. Ken is proud of his beautiful wife, Jenny, and has two sons and four grandchildren. His hobbies include running, golf, and reading.

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  • Scott Chambers
    General Sales Manager
    478-254-2842

    Scott has been part of our Subaru family since 2013 and is the General Sales Manager! With many years of experience in the Automotive Industry, he enjoys helping customers!  He and his beautiful wife Stacy are very proud of their son, Ashton. Scott enjoys hunting and spending time with loved ones!

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  • Kerri Bell
    Internet Manager
    478-254-2842

    Kerri has been in the Internet Dept at Jackson since Sept 2013 and is the Internet Manager! She has previously worked in the Automotive field as well as Marketing. She is very proud of her beautiful daughter, Alyssa, and is also  a Subaru Legacy owner!  Kerri enjoys the beach, being outdoors and spending time with loved ones!


    "Everyone at Jackson Automotive was very kind and professional during my unique shopping experience. A friend of mine worked with Kerri Bell via emails and phone calls to get the vehicle with the options I was looking for in my first Subaru. Then my friend presented me with what Kerri and she had come up with. She also spoke about how terrific Kerri was during that process. I then worked with Kerri on finalizing the deal. After which I went to the dealership to purchase the vehicle. They were very patient in getting the papers signed, pointing out some of the options, sync'd up my smartphone to the audio system and made some recommendations. To sum it up, within 24 hours I was driving my new Forester home!. If I had to do it again, I would start the car buying process at Jackson and skip the other guys."

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  • Ken Bleicher
    Internet/BDC Rep
    478-477-4787

    Ken is a vital part of our  Internet Dept and is fitting in very well! He has been in the Car Industry for 2 years and was a High School Counselor for over 10 years. He and his beautiful wife, Lori, are a blended family with 3 young adult children, Mandy, Jonathan and Melissa. Ken enjoys reading, the beach and spending time with loved ones!



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  • Maria Martinez
    Internet Consultant
    478-477-4858

    Maria joined our BDC Internet Dept  in January 2018! She has been with the Jackson family since 2016 and is a great asset to our company! She has two beautiful fur babies, Teddy and Charlie. Maria enjoys being outdoors, traveling to the beach and spending time with family!

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  • Jim Turner
    Sales Consultant
    478-254-2842

    Jim has been with the Jackson family since  Aug 2012 and is a great asset! He has worked as a Sales Consultant, Finance Manager and Floor Manager!  He is proud of his  wife Paige and his daughter and grand babies. Jim enjoys golf, traveling and playing guitar!


    "I searched and searched for a specific vehicle for my business all around the Chattanooga area, only to find that my local dealers were not the greatest to work with.... I found the car of my dreams in Macon at Jackson (300 miles from my home)....My husband and my self had been dreading "dealing" with another salesman, but Jim Turner and Greg Roberts made us feel so welcome and comfortable through the whole process...We cannot praise them enough for their hospitality, kindness & honesty.... I would recommend them 100%, and will most likely be driving to Macon for my next vehicle!"

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  • Mike Stacy
    Subaru Sales Consultant
    478-238-6748

    Mike has been with Jackson since the opening of Subaru in Nov 2015!  He has been in the Car Industry for over 20 years and loves Subaru. He is proud of his wife , Robin, and their 4 children - Amy, Brooks, Anthony and Steven. Mike is a dog lover and  enjoys off-road adventures!


    Mike Stacy sold me a fantastic Subaru last night at a fantastic price! He even stayed after closing for an hour and half to make sure I got everything I needed. I love my Subaru Forester! Thanks, Mike!

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  • Michael Meminger
    Sales Consultant
    478-238-6748

    Michael joined our Subaru family in 2016 and is fitting in well! He has been in the Automotive Industry for 30 years in several departments, mainly in Massachusetts. He and his lovely wife, Wendy, have 4 beautiful children. Michael enjoys lifting weights, playing golf and spending time with family!

    "Bought my first car as an adult, a Subaru Outback, this past Friday and had a really nice experience. Michael was my sales associate and he was very helpful. I was able to negotiate a great price and never felt pushed. Love my new car and looking forward to being a Subaru owner! "

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  • Brad Kendrick
    Sales Consultant
    478-238-6748

    Brad has been with our Subaru family since June 2016. He was previously a Customer Service Rep (Marketing) for Angels of Hope Hospice. He has four beautiful children and five grand babies. Brad enjoys woodworking, gardening and classic cars!


    "I have been car shopping for a while. I haven't decided on a purchase but after speaking with Brad Kendrick at Subaru of Macon I maybe closer to a decision. He was very informative and polite. If all their employees are as nice as Brad then they have a winning team."

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  • Jim Waters
    Sales Consultant
    478-254-2842

    Jim  joined our Subaru family in March 2017! He has 25 years of solutions based sales and sales management experience.He has also worked as the Chaplain with the children, youth, and staff of The Methodist Children's Home here in Macon. He and his wife Liz have two daughters and one granddaughter, who has them wrapped around her finger! He enjoys outdoor activities, Georgia football, and family time!


    "First, I wanted to thank you for everything you did for us Saturday.  You made buying a vehicle (something I was truly dreading) a very pleasant experience.  I look forward to the opportunity to recommend you and your dealership should any of my family, friends or co-workers require a vehicle. Once again, thank you for everything.  You truly made our day and we are really glad to have met you" 

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  • Adam Arnold
    Sales Consultant
    478-254-2842

    Adam joined our Subaru family in Nov 2017! He has been in the Automotive Industry for over 25 years including Barney A Smith and Macon Deals. Adam is a HUGE  UGA Football fan and watches them every chance he can....GOOO DAWGS!

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  • Rusty Suddeth
    Subaru Service Manager
    478-254-2842

    Rusty has been in the Automotive Industry for over 28 years - 20 of them spent here at Jackson! He started as a Technician, then to Service Writer and has been the Service Manager for many years. He is proud of his wife , Sybil (works here as Warranty Admin), and their 3 children - Cody, Rachael and Cort. Rusty enjoys outdoor activities and riding his motorcycle!

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  • Jamie Meeks
    Subaru Service Advisor
    478-238-6748

    Jamie has been with Jackson for over 10 years! He has worked in both Service and Sales and is a great asset to our team. He is a member of the band Far From Over  and plays Bass Guitar with back up vocals. He enjoys soccer, spending time with family and practicing for shows!


    "We were recently enroute from Beaufort, SC to Dallas, TX when I had a mechanical issue with my Outback. The closest dealership was in Macon, GA which happened to be a few miles ahead and just off the road I was traveling. I pulled into the service department un-announced and was greeted by one of the service advisors, Jamie Meeks, who looked at my vehicle and then had a service tech also look at it to troubleshoot and fix the problem. I was on the road again in about 15 minutes with the problem fixed. I wanted to say thanks to Subaru of Macon and specifically to Jamie for the great customer service."

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