Meet the Staff of First Rate Autos

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Brent Taylor - Sales Advisor and General Manager

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Brent Taylor is the former President & Chief Executive Officer of WEOKIE Federal Credit Union (WEOKIE), a position held for nearly 14 years before his planned retirement from the credit union in early 2021. He served in other roles during his WEOKIE career of 31 years and on the Board of Directors of numerous credit union organizations. Before WEOKIE, Brent was an Audit Supervisor for the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.

During his credit union career, Brent repeatedly witnessed car dealers taking advantage of people, many times those that could least afford it.  He believes it doesn't have to be that way and is passionate about changing the way vehicles are sold in the Oklahoma City area.

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Michael Boyd - Inventory Manager

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Michael Boyd is a car guy!  He's been around cars his whole life and is heavily involved in the Oklahoma City car community.  He's a local organizer for "Coffee and Cars" and has even appeared on the TV show "Street Outlaws."

Michael has a degree in Business Management from Oklahoma State University.

When you combine his love and experience for cars with his business knowledge, Michael is well-prepared to assist First Rate Autos in acquiring solid vehicles at reasonable prices to save people money.

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Brian Hilmes - Controller

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Brian Hilmes is a Certified Public Accountant.  He spent 31 years in the Oklahoma City audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and subsequently has operated his own accounting consulting business.  Services provided to his clients over his career have included personal financial assessments and education; general business observations; technical accounting and bookkeeping support; and financial statement audits and preparation. Brian served a number of years as a member of the Board of Directors and on other volunteer committees of WEOKIE Federal Credit Union. He has also served on the boards of several other not-for-profit organizations in the Oklahoma City area. Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Fort Hays State University. 

"I have a passion for helping others make informed financial decisions and I view working with First Rate Autos as being aligned with that goal.  For most people, their vehicle is necessary to their ability to earn a living and/or critical to 'living their best life'.  Providing buyers a top-notch purchasing experience and offering fair prices and fair financing options is important to me."  ----  Brian H.

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Paul Pappas - Sales Advisor

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Meet First Rate Auto's newest team member, Paul Pappas.

Paul has diverse work experience.  From working in the bar industry to being a small business owner, he has developed many local connections.  He recently owned a local 24-hour gym for seven years, until he joined the First Rate Autos team.

Paul's family and friends have always told him he needs to be a salesman.  He is a "people person" and his natural friendliness, communication skills, and genuine compassion help him to relate to people and aid them in the vehicle buying process.

So come meet Paul and the rest of the team and let us provide you a seamless vehicle buying experience!

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