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Doug Dingman
Doug DingmanCo-Founder
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Doug Dingman is a co-founder of PRO Consulting LLC with over three decades of experience in the industry. He works closely with dealers to develop people and programs increasing dealership profits.

Before co-founding PRO Consulting LLC, Doug worked for notable companies such as Pat Ryan & Associates where he first served as a Finance and Insurance Specialist. He traveled nationally developing finance departments varying in size, selling systems, demographics, and car lines.

In 1990, Doug joined one of Washington’s leading Ford dealers as a General Sales Manager and assisted in increasing monthly retail sales from 200 to 400 units. After three successful years, he was recruited back to Pat Ryan & Associates as their Senior District Sales Manager, specializing in dealership development and acquisition.

Doug grew up on a ranch in Eastern Washington and maintains a strong connection to the community. He is a Boy Scoutmaster who enjoys both water and snow skiing, as well as spending time with family.

Craig Almon
Craig AlmonCo-Founder
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Craig Almon is a co-founder of PRO Consulting LLC. He serves as the agency principal and corporate trainer, providing results-based business development services to many of the Pacific Northwest’s largest dealer groups.

In 1989, Craig launched his career in the automobile business as a Finance and Insurance Specialist with Pat Ryan & Associates. He advanced rapidly within the company and was nationally recognized as a top dealer development professional before becoming the Northwest Regional Business Development Manager. During his tenure, Craig increased the growth and profitability of the area’s “Mega” dealerships.

In addition to his role at PRO Consulting LLC, Craig is a creative consultant, content provider and principal investor in a joint venture Dealer Success Institute: an online resource and service provider of customized dealer, agent and administrator training content.

When he isn’t traveling, Craig is continuously updating his skill set with a good book or is likely on the course golfing.

Chris Plaza
Chris PlazaDirector of Business Development
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Chris Plaza is the Director of Business Development for PRO Consulting LLC serving Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Guam. He is well regarded as an accomplished trainer, motivator and leader.

Chris’s experience in the automotive industry spans over twenty years and across many geographies. In 1995, Chris began his career in Seattle before accepting a position with Universal Underwriters (Zurich) in 1998. As a Finance and Insurance Regional Administrator, Chris successfully built a large foundation of trusted client relationships through superior service.

The following twelve years, Chris managed Domestic and Import Franchise dealerships in Washington and Idaho. He went back to work for Zurich in 2016 in Arizona and Nevada as a Regional Finance Executive earning the prestigious designation of President’s Club for a second time (2001, 2017).

Chris served in the United States Army and spent three years in Germany where he cross trained and held two Military Occupation Specialties. He held multiple insurance licenses in both Idaho and Washington, enjoys spending time outdoors and is an avid golfer.

Brandon Witz
Brandon WitzRegional Sales Director
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Brandon Witz is a Regional Sales Director for PRO Consulting LLC. He serves as the agency acquisition specialist, focused on providing dealer-based profitability analyses to maximize revenue and drive operational efficiencies. He is known throughout the industry as a producer and motivated manager who knows how to educate and cultivate finance personnel.

Brandon’s experience in the automotive industry spans over twenty-two years as a Finance Director at many of the Seattle area’s largest and most successful dealerships. He began his career as a salesman, and within a year Brandon earned his first director role.

Brandon’s introduction to PRO Consulting occurred when he attended one of Doug and Craig’s finance training classes in 2005. Brandon quickly applied their transformative concepts and landed the director’s position at one of the state’s largest volume Honda dealerships. Throughout his extensive career, Brandon has consistently driven results using PRO Consulting’s menu training, increasing departmental numbers by $300-600 per car across various auto dealers and brands. He has also led departmental efficiencies with a focus on processes to speed up deal by deal transaction times and dealer CSI.

Brandon is a Western Washington native, where he lives with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing recreational men’s baseball, going to his kids’ sports and school activities, and spending time with his family at their lake home in Chelan.

Anne Revermann
Anne RevermannBusiness Development Specialist
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Anne is a Business Development Specialist for PRO Consulting LLC. For the past eleven years, she has worked in the car business, building a successful career as a Finance Manager and GSM. Having a thorough understanding of the business, she values training and helping others find achievement. She has effectively helped dealerships foster lender relationships, ensure compliance, and develop successful plans for income development.

Anne’s experience in the industry began in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where her family ran a thriving automotive business. She has also lived in Alaska where she married her husband of sixteen years and with whom she has one daughter. With all that she has achieved, Anne’s proudest accomplishment is raising her daughter. She enjoys horseback riding and traveling with family to find new adventures that await them.

Michael Walker
Michael WalkerBusiness Development Specialist
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Michael Walker is a Business Development Specialist for PRO Consulting LLC serving Idaho, Utah, California and Wyoming. He is well known and respected as an accomplished trainer, motivational coach and leader. Michael’s experience in the automotive industry spans over 10 years, excelling in sales and sales management including a position as a director of finance. Michael began his career in Tulsa, Oklahoma before accepting a position with Zurich in 2016. As a Regional Finance Executive, he successfully doubled production in his territory while cultivating lasting relationships through exceptional service and commitment. In the 2 years as a field representative, Michael saw an average PVR increase of $425 in his respected territory.

In 2018, Michael was promoted to a National Trainer where he was responsible for executing best practices and training for both Direct and Alternative Markets. During this time, he was credited for the creation and delivery of numerous sales processes and training classes. Michael is a subject matter expert in presentation skills, public speaking, income development and process implementation.

During his free time, Michael enjoys participating in triathlons and is an avid cyclist. In 2018, he earned a Platinum designation finishing in the top 1% of cyclists in the Tour de Tucson race. When not racing, he loves hiking and swimming with his Siberian Husky, Beau and Labrador Retriever, Moose.

Shon Smith II
Shon Smith IIBusiness Development Specialist
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Shon is a Business Development Specialist for PRO Consulting LLC and one of the newest members of the PRO team.  He is, however, no stranger to the car business with fifteen years of experience in the industry, thirteen of which he spent in finance at one dealership. Shon knows how to run a successful finance department, and with recent experience, he brings a unique perspective to the team.  From income development to best practices to lender relationship management to compliance, he has a diverse wealth of knowledge regarding the ins and outs of the finance department.

Shon grew up in the small town of Laughlin, Nevada, graduating salutatorian of his class.  At the age of seventeen he joined the Arizona Army National Guard in order to help pay for college. In the middle of his second year of college, he was deployed with the army in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  While he in Iraq he met his future wife.  They have been married ten years and have four children, one boy and three girls.  Shon enjoys spending time with his family, no matter the adventure.

Kristin Armes
Kristin ArmesOperations Manager
Mariah Knopp
Mariah KnoppMarketing Coordinator
Elvana Erickson
Elvana EricksonOffice Manager

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