Fourth Generation Payne Takes On Leadership Role, As The Dealership Approaches 100 Yr Anniversary

Fourth Generation Payne Takes On Leadership Role, As The Dealership Approaches 100 Yr Anniversary

Fourth Generation Payne Takes On Leadership Role, As The Dealership Approaches 100 Yr Anniversary

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – As Payne Chevrolet approaches 100 years in operation in Robertson County, a new generation has officially taken a leadership role.

In an official release Wednesday, the company announced that fourth-generation, Alex Payne, 27, will move into the role of Vice President. David Payne will stay on as President. Jeff Payne has officially retired.

“First off, I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to step into this new role and become a 4th generation owner here at Payne Chevrolet. I’ve grown up around the dealership most of my life, however, these past few years, it has been great to see a more in-depth view of each department and how everything works together as a cohesive unit.

“Stepping into a more big picture role has been enlightening and quite the learning curve but thankfully we have a great team of managers and staff that have helped make my transition a bit easier. I am also proud to be a part of a family legacy that has been around since 1926.

“I look forward to what the future holds as I embrace this incredible opportunity to serve our community here in Robertson County.”

“Personally, I am very excited to have my son join the family business as an owner this year. It’s a proud moment, that’s for sure. It’s also great to have someone who brings new ideas to the table and is able to see things from a different perspective.” David Payne

Alex told Smokey Barn News that his door is always open for anyone that would like to come by and talk business or just say hello.

For more on Payne Chevrolet’s incredible history in Robertson County CLICK HERE.

Payne in the 1940s– Their second location on Locust St. where the Robertson County Senior Center is currently.
Bobby (middle left) and Don Payne (middle right) with GM executives for new building dedication in 1969.
Byram Payne (left) with a customer buying his 20th car from Payne 1953.
Pictured: Original Payne Brothers, Byram and Van Payne, around 1934.
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