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Thursday, 25 July 2019 16:38

AutoNation Names Cheryl Miller Chief Executive Officer and President

Cheryl Miller, AutoNation's chief financial officer, has been appointed chief executive officer and president, effective July 22, 2019. Cheryl Miller, AutoNation's chief financial officer, has been appointed chief executive officer and president, effective July 22, 2019. PRNewsfoto/AutoNation, Inc.

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Miller stated, "AutoNation is the industry leader, and we remain focused on our core business while looking to the future with our brand extension strategy and strategic alliances. I am proud to continue our great work and to support my 26,000 colleagues, who provide a peerless customer experience every day."

 

Miller holds a bachelor's degree in finance and business administration from James Madison University. Miller has received numerous honors, including being listed as a director to watch in the 2018 Directors and Boards Journal, one of the nation's top CFO's by Business Insider Magazine and one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry by Automotive News.

 

Following Miller's appointment, the company appointed long-time AutoNation executive, Jim Bender, as chief operating officer. Bender currently serves as executive vice president of sales and has served in leadership positions within AutoNation for 20 years. Bender has implemented several successful initiatives which have resulted in record-breaking quarters in Q1 2019 and Q2 2019.

 

"I would like to congratulate Jim Bender on his appointment. Jim is a tremendous leader with a proven track record and extensive automotive retail operations experience," commented Miller.

 

The company also announced that Christopher Cade, senior vice president and chief accounting officer, has been appointed interim chief financial officer while the company conducts a search for a new chief financial officer. AutoNation will be considering both internal and external candidates.

 

Obtained via PR Newswire.

 

 


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