Meet Our Team

Meet Our Staff
Sales
Jim Hecht
General ManagerEmail Me
Jim is from Peoria, Illinois, but now resides here in Effingham. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. At Dan Hecht Chevrolet – Toyota he is the General Manag ...Read More
Danny Hecht
Sales ManagerEmail Me
Danny is originally from and currently resides in Effingham, IL. At the dealership, Danny is a Sales Manager who specializes in Chevrolet trucks. His favorite part of his job is watching a customer drive away,  ...Read More
Bob Hecht
Sales ManagerEmail Me
Bob currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He loves spending time fishing, relaxing out on the golf course, and with family. Here at Dan Hecht Chevrolet – Toyota he is the General Sales Manager. In his  ...Read More
Heath Estes
Sales ManagerEmail Me
Heath is from Nokomis and currently resides in Stewardson, Illinois. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his son, riding side by sides, fishing, and pretty much anything outdoors. He is our sale ...Read More
Paul Highland
Finance & Insurance ManagerEmail Me
Paul is from Highland and currently lives in Mattoon, Illinois. When he is not working he enjoys doing yard work, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and traveling. Here at Dan Hecht, he is a Finance Manager. He ...Read More
Lori Worman
E-Commerce ManagerEmail Me
Lori is originally from Newton, IL and currently resides in Effingham, IL. She oversees the E-Commerce Sales here at Dan Hecht Chevrolet – Toyota. Lori is an active member of the Downtown Effingham Business G ...Read More
Jon Eggers
Finance & Insurance ManagerEmail Me
Jon is originally from Mattoon, IL and currently resides in Toledo, IL. Here at Dan Hecht, Jon is a member of our Finance and Insurance Department. Part of his job is to help his customers drive away in the car ...Read More
Chad Koester
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 663-8530Email Me
Chad can be reached on his cell phone or via email

Chad is a current resident of Effingham, IL where he was born and raised. He enjoys spending his free time outside but especially when he is fishing,  ...Read More
Jeff Mitchell
Sales Consultant Cell: (815) 600-6776Email Me
Jeff can be reached on his cell phone or via email

Jeff is originally from Manhattan, IL and currently lives in Trilla, IL. He enjoys playing piano, reading and gardening in his free time. Jeff has bee ...Read More
Jason Webb
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 821-3863Email Me
Jason can be reached on his cell phone or via email

Jason is a Teutopolis, IL resident who is originally from Effingham, IL. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Amber, and three boys, Camden, Khye,  ...Read More
Gene Zerrusen
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 663-0393Email Me
Gene can be reached on his cell phone or via email

Gene currently resides in Teutopolis, Illinois, where he grew up. Here at Dan Hecht, he is a member of our sales team. His favorite part of his job is ...Read More
Mary Burrell
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 259-5155Email Me
Mary can be reached on her cell phone or via email

Mary Burrell currently resides in Effingham and is a single mom of two pretty great teenage boys. She is new to the sales staff this year, but not ne ...Read More
Bert Lathrop
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 254-4223Email Me
Bert can be reached on his cell phone or via email

Bert Lathrop is from Olney, IL where he resides with his wife and their 5 children. Before moving back to his hometown of Olney, he resided in the Mat ...Read More
Jarod Pugh
Sales Consultant Cell: (618) 599-5933Email Me
Jarod can be reached on his cell phone or via email

Jarod currently resides in Mattoon, IL. He is originally from Albion, IL. He enjoys staying active especially when it entails golf, tennis, basketbal ...Read More
Trevor Arsenault
Sales Consultant Cell: (217) 821-8444Email Me
Trevor can be reached on his cell phone or via email

Trevor hails originally from Canada and currently resides in Watson, Illinois. He enjoys spending time with his with Tytia, son Tharin and is an avi ...Read More
Merenda Smith
Sales Consultant Cell: 217-821-3334Email Me
Merenda can be reached on her cell phone or via email

Originally a military brat, Merenda settled in Effingham in 6th grade and has been here ever since. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy goi ...Read More
Rachel Meseke
BDC
As a member of the Business Development Center within the Service Department, Rachel helps schedule appointments, contacts customers regarding factory recalls and assists with customer outreach. She looks forw ...Read More
Service
Keith Willenborg
Service ManagerEmail Me
Keith currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He spends his free times hunting and fixing old farm equipment. At Dan Hecht, he enjoys meeting and talking with customers in his position as Service Manager ...Read More
Iris Ashbaugh
Service AdvisorEmail Me
Iris joined the Dan Hecht team in 2010. She will be happy to answer any questions you have and if she doesn’t know the answer, she will find it out. Iris and her husband Bill reside in Altamont and enjoy boat ...Read More
Dave Modlin
Service AdvisorEmail Me
Dave is from Gillespie and currently resides in Louisville, Illinois. He spends his free time working on and fixing model airplanes. Dave works in the Service Department as a Service Advisor and enjoys helping  ...Read More
Derek Everett
Service Advisor
Derek is originally from and currently resides in Strasburg, Il. He enjoys spending time with his family and woodworking.
Michelle Elliott
Service Advisor
Michelle works in the Service Department as a Service Advisor and she enjoys helping customers. Michelle is a Jasper County native and resides in Hidalgo. When she is not working you can usually find her outdoo ...Read More
Lindell Galloway
Service Technician
Lindell is originally from Newton, IL and currently resides in Bogota, IL. He spends his time away from work with his grandchildren. His favorite part about his job is the feeling of 5 o’clock on Friday afterno ...Read More
Eliott Goeckner
Service Technician
Eliott is originally from and currently resides in Effingham, IL. Here at the dealership he is a member of our service team. While away from work, he enjoys spending time with his boys and building hot rods. El ...Read More
Bryce Newlin
Service Technician
Bryce is originally from and currently lives in Oakland, IL. He is a member of our Service Team and enjoys taking care of the issues customers have with their vehicles and helping them any way possible. His fav ...Read More
John Proffitt Jr
Service Technician
John is originally from Vandalia, IL and currently lives in Stewardson, IL. Here at the dealership, He is a member of our service team. In his spare time away from work, he enjoys relaxing at home. John has bee ...Read More
Don Roedl
Service Technician
Don is originally from and currently resides in Effingham. He is a member of our Service Team and enjoys fixing customer vehicles. After work, he enjoys being with his family and spending time at home. Don has  ...Read More
Nathan Schroeder
Service Technician
Nathan is from Altamont and currently lives in St. Elmo, IL. He is part of our Service Department and specializes in General Motors. Outside of work, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and worki ...Read More
Chad Thilker
Service Technician
Chad is from Mason and currently resides in Effingham, Illinois. When he’s not at work, he likes to kick back, relax, and not do too much. Here at Dan Hecht, he is one of our service technicians. He has worked  ...Read More
Neal West
Service Technician
Neal is from and currently lives in Cowden, Illinois. In his free time, his hobby is farming. Here at Dan Hecht he is one of our mechanics and has been here for thirty-four years.
Jim Winkler
Service Technician
Jim is from Effingham and currently resides in Altamont, Illinois. He enjoys riding his Harley Davidson, camping, and fishing in his free time. Here at Dan Hecht he is a service technician, doing what he enjoys ...Read More
Lucas DeWeese
Lube Technician
Lucas is from Effingham and currently resides in Funkhouser, Illinois. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and hanging out with his friends. He works here at Dan Hecht as one of our Lube Technicians and has been with u ...Read More
Brandon Morton
Lube Technician
Brandon is from Effingham and currently resides in Heartville, Illinois. When he’s not working he enjoys fishing, hunting, and riding his Harley Davidson. Here at the dealership, he is a Lube Technician and has ...Read More
Bill Pulsford
Service Driver
Bill currently resides in Teutopolis, Illinois. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and hunting with friends. Here at Dan Hecht he is a service and parts driver, coordinating deliveries with customers. He has b ...Read More
Dennis Shoot
Inventory Manager
Dennis currently resides here in Greenup, Illinois. When he’s not at work, he enjoys working out and spending time with his daughter. Here at the dealership, he manages the new and used vehicle lots and the who ...Read More
Trent Laub
Service Clean Up
Trent currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He enjoys spending his time making and playing music. Here at Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota, he works in delivery service and prepares vehicles for the customer ...Read More
Beau Schuette
Maintenance Assistant
Beau currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He loves playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Here at Dan Hecht, he keeps the dealership in order and provides assistance in all departments. ...Read More
Parts
Dana Scott
Parts ManagerEmail Me
Dana is originally from Olney, IL and currently resides in Effingham, IL. Dana is the Parts Manager here at the dealership where he oversees all parts orders and purchases. During his time away from work, he en ...Read More
Duane Frailey
Parts SalesEmail Me
Duane is originally from and currently resides in Neoga, IL. Duane is a member of our Parts Department and enjoys helping his customers find the right parts to solve their vehicle issues. Duane has been a membe ...Read More
Bill Goeckner
Parts SalesEmail Me
Bill is originally from and currently resides in Teutopolis, IL. Bill is a part of our Parts team and enjoys helping his service team and local customers find the right parts and accessories to fit their vehicl ...Read More
Travis Baker
Parts SalesEmail Me
Travis was born and raised in Sigel Illinois. He currently resides in Montrose Illinois with his wife Elizabeth and his 3 boys. He enjoys being outside with the boys and helping customers with their parts issue ...Read More
Clerical
Jerry Hecht
ControllerEmail Me
Jerry currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his sons and grandson and staying in shape. He’s loves swimming, golfing, snow and water skiing, traveling, an ...Read More
Anthony Hecht
Assistant ControllerEmail Me
Anthony currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially his son. He loves baseball, hanging out with friends, and playing softball. At Dan Hecht, he works in A ...Read More
Tammy Lakin
Customer Relations Manager / Rental CoordinatorEmail Me
Tammy currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially swimming and boating on Lake Sara. At Dan Hecht, Tammy is the Customer Relations Manager, st ...Read More
Jude Porter
Cashier
Jude is originally from Neoga and currently resides here in Effingham. At Dan Hecht, she is our Cashier and enjoys taking care of our customers during their visit. Away from work, she enjoys cooking, reading, t ...Read More
Paula Hecht
Receptionist
Paula is from Michigan and currently resides in Effingham, Illinois. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading. Here at the dealership, she is one of our receptionists and enjoys be ...Read More
Cheryl Mesnard
Receptionist
Cheryl is from Newton and currently resides in Edgewood, Illinois. She enjoys camping and kayaking with her family as well as crocheting. At Dan Hecht, she is one of our receptionists and enjoys her coworkers a ...Read More
Janet Jamison
Accounts Payable Clerk
Janet is from and currently resides in Effingham, IL. At Dan Hecht, she handles all accounts payable. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at home and being with her family. Janet has been a valuable mem ...Read More
Barb Rieman
Accounts Payable Clerk
Barb is originally from and currently resides in Sigel, IL. At the dealership, she is a member of the Accounting Department, filing warranty claims, processing sold vehicles and managing payroll. She most enjoy ...Read More
Nancy Moeller
Title Clerk
Nancy has been with the dealership for over eleven years. She works as one of our office personnel as a title clerk. She likes multitasking, overcoming the challenges she finds in her work, and working with cus ...Read More
Body Shop
Tim Hecht
Body Shop ManagerEmail Me
Tim currently lives here in Effingham, Illinois where he grew up. When he’s not working here, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his kids and family. At Dan Hecht, he is the Body Shop Manager, s ...Read More
Donna Hecht
Body Shop Assistant
Donna is from Loves Park and currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family and watching her grandson and Cub’s Baseball. Donna works in the Body Sho ...Read More
Thomas Beesley
Body Shop Technician
Tom is originally from Vandalia and currently resides in Farina, Illinois. Here at Dan Hecht, he works in the Body Shop as a Technician. He really enjoys his work and making wrecked cars look as good as new. To ...Read More
Tony Enloe
Body Shop Technician
Tony is from Mattoon and currently lives here in Toledo, Illinois. While not at work, he enjoys doing work around the house and drag racing. Tony has been a Body Shop Technician for two years. He loves his job  ...Read More
Cody Groves
Body Shop Technician
Cody is originally from Louisville and currently lives in Bible Grove, Illinois. Here at the dealership he is a Body Shop Technician. When he’s not working he enjoys going camping and horseback riding. Cody joi ...Read More
Adam Haney
Auto Detailer
Adam currently resides here in Effingham, Illinois. He enjoys gardening and taking care of animals when he’s not here at work. At the dealership, he works in the Body Shop as an Auto Detailer. In this position, ...Read More