THE TEAM

Charles F. Dunkin

Chairman & CEO

Charles Dunkin is a native of Selma, Alabama. He served in the Armed Services from 1953 –1956. Charles attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham and worked as sporting goods buyer and merchandise manager for the sporting goods department of Moore Handley in Birmingham from 1956 - 1960.

He joined Joe Lewis and Associates in August of 1960, covering the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and northern Florida. In 1967, Charles became sales manager of Joe Lewis and Associates and supervised the entire operation prior to the formation of Dunkin Lewis in 1970.

Charles oversees the total operation of Dunkin Lewis and actively supervises several key accounts. His relationship with the vendors we represent is more family than business and his participation in new product development and programs has seen much success for the vendors we have represented.

Charles has been a devoted husband to his wife Gladys since 1954 and together they raised two beautiful daughters, Sharon and Susan who blessed them with 3 grandchildren.  They also own Dunkin Farms in Marion Junction, Alabama where they raised registered Beefmaster and commercial cattle for many years and which presently their two grandsons manage the cattle and farming operations.  Their granddaughter Grace Marie is following her grandfather’s footsteps as an integral part of the Dunkin Lewis agency working toward the next generation of success.

Duane Collins

COO

Duane entered the Sporting Goods Industry in 1966 working as a sporting goods manager, and later district manager for K-Mart. He joined Dunkin-Lewis in 1977.

Duane’s background and creativity are among his strongest assets. His knowledge of the major account business is invaluable and his creativity in providing opportunities for all customers is a large part of the success of the company and the success of our customers.

As President, Duane works closely with the entire sales force, helping them apply sales strategies and techniques to their specific territories. His wealth of experience offers “outside the box” ideas which lead to successful promotions and sales programs with our factories, and ultimately drives sales and business growth at both customer and vendor level.

Duane is a native of Savannah, Georgia. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1970 and is a Vietnam Veteran.  He and his wife Sharon (Dunkin) Collins have one daughter, Grace Marie Small, who has joined with her father and grandfather bringing a third generation to the agency.