Ford Lincoln of Cookeville adds Buckner to team

Zach Buckner (left) is welcomed to the Ford Lincoln family by Geoffrey Root (right).

COOKEVILLE – Ford Lincoln of Cookeville has added a new team member, Zachary Buckner. Buckner will be joining the staff as director of marketing and public relations. Buckner is a Cookeville native. He and his wife are Tennessee Tech graduates, and they have five children. Buckner also serves as president of Highlands Young Professionals, among other roles in the community.  

Managing partner/general manager of Ford Lincoln of Cookeville, Geoffrey Root, announced the hire with great excitement. “Zach brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and drive to this position. We’ve gotten to know each other and have had the opportunity to serve together in various roles in the community over the past few years. This is such a win for our dealership to have him alongside us. Our dealership is all about people, and I cannot think of someone who will serve our customers and our team better than him.” 

Buckner also expressed his excitement as he enters this new role. “I feel extremely fortunate to be able to join Geoffrey and his team at Ford Lincoln of Cookeville. The really neat thing is that I was one of Geoff’s customers first, and I got to experience the caliber of his dealership and his team first-hand through that lens. Excellence is important, and to be part of an award-winning, professional team like Geoff’s is something I do not take for granted. I look forward to doing everything I can to help the dealership grow and thrive. Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland region are extremely special to me, and I love being able to continue to work in this region daily.”

Ford Lincoln of Cookeville has been recognized as one of the nation’s top Ford and Lincoln dealerships. They have received Ford Motor Company’s prestigious President’s Award for four consecutive years. Ford Lincoln of Cookeville also earned the One Ford Elite Award, the highest honor for a Ford Dealership. The One Ford Elite award recognizes and rewards the top performing dealers with best in-class recognition focused on key business metrics.

Ford Lincoln of Cookeville is located at 1600 Interstate Drive in Cookeville. They can be found online at

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