Chief Operating Officer
Deven Tenney is responsible for overseeing the sales and production operations for Southern Botanical.
Deven joined our team after 21 years with Sewell Automotive Companies. Starting with Sewell soon after graduating from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Management, he worked his way upwards in the organization through different roles and dealerships to eventually become Fixed Operations Director for Sewell Cadillac Dallas, the largest General Motors service facility in the nation. The dealership has earned ‘Dealer of the Year’ for 41 consecutive years and was ranked in the top 1% of the region for customer retention.
During his professional career, Deven has completed programs from Harvard Business School, UVA Darden School of Business, SMU Cox School of Business, Dale Carnegie, PPG MVP Lean Process, American Management Association, Center for Creative Leadership, Jeff Sacks Financial Management, and Steve Mulvany.
He served on the General Motors Brookhaven ASEP advisory board, the Universal Technical Institute Dallas advisory board, and the dealer fixed operations panels for the Saab and Hummer automotive brands.
Deven is married and has three children. He is active in his local church and has served on his local school board.