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AutoNation Inc (AN)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Jackson

68 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl Miller

44 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Lance Iserman

52 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Sales

Thomas Conophy

56 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Marc Cannon

55 2017 Executive Vice President - Chief Marketing Officer, Communications and Public Policy

C. Coleman Edmunds

2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Scott Arnold

2017 Executive Vice President - Customer Care and Brand Extensions

Donna Parlapiano

52 2017 Executive Vice President, Franchise Operations and Corporate Real Estate

Michael Larson

57 2014 Lead Independent Director

Rick Burdick

65 1991 Independent Director

Tomago Collins

45 2014 Independent Director

David Edelson

57 2008 Independent Director

Karen Francis

54 2016 Independent Director

Robert Grusky

59 2006 Independent Director

Kaveh Khosrowshahi

49 2015 Independent Director

G. Mike Mikan

45 2013 Independent Director

Alison Rosenthal

40 2011 Independent Director

Robert Quartaro

2014 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Jackson

Mr. Michael J. (Mike) Jackson is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has served as company Chief Executive Officer and Director since September 1999 and as company Chairman of the Board since January 2003. He also served as company President from February 2015 until January 2017. From October 1998 until September 1999, Mr. Jackson served as Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, a North American operating unit of DaimlerChrysler AG, a multinational automotive manufacturing company. From April 1997 until September 1999, Mr. Jackson also served as President of Mercedes-Benz USA. From July 1990 until March 1997, Mr. Jackson served in various capacities at Mercedes-Benz USA, including as Executive Vice President immediately prior to his appointment as President of Mercedes-Benz USA. Mr. Jackson was also the managing partner from March 1979 to July 1990 of Euro Motorcars of Bethesda, Maryland, a regional group that owned and operated eleven automotive dealership franchises, including Mercedes-Benz and other brands of automobiles. In January 2014, Mr. Jackson was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, after previously serving on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Miami Branch. Since 2015, he has served as the Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Mr. Jackson’s automotive experience, his position as company Chief Executive Officer, and his broad knowledge of company Company and the automotive industry led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of company directors.

Cheryl Miller

Ms. Cheryl S. Miller is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior thereto, Ms. Miller was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer in January 2014, and she served as Treasurer, Vice President Investor Relations, a role she assumed in April 2010. From May 2009 to March 2010, Ms. Miller served as the Company’s Vice President, Treasurer. From November 2006 until April 2009, she served as Vice President, Treasurer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive company. Ms. Miller serves as a director of Tyson Foods, Inc.

Lance Iserman

Mr. Lance E. Iserman is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Sales of the company. He has served as President of the Company’s Western Region, with responsibility for stores located in the western region of the United States, since October 2014. From August 2001 through September 2014, Mr. Iserman served in various roles within the Company, including as Market President with responsibility for stores located in southern California from November 2011 through September 2014, and as Market President with responsibility for stores located in Phoenix, Arizona and Tucson, Arizona from October 2006 through October 2011.

Thomas Conophy

Mr. Thomas M. (Tom) Conophy is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company., since October 31, 2016. From September 2013 to August 2016, Mr. Conophy served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Staples, Inc. From February 2006 to March 2012, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Intercontinental Hotels Group.

Marc Cannon

Mr. Marc G. Cannon is Executive Vice President - Chief Marketing Officer, Communications and Public Policy of the Company. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Cannon served as company Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy from February 2016 through January 2017. Mr. Cannon is responsible for overseeing the Company’s marketing, communications, community affairs, and public policy functions. From February 2007 until February 2016, Mr. Cannon served as company Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications.

C. Coleman Edmunds

Mr. C. Coleman Edmunds serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He was Acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Company. Coleman joined AutoNation's legal department in 1996. From 2000 until his recent appointment to acting General Counsel, Coleman served as Deputy General Counsel. His areas of legal responsibility and expertise include securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, manufacturer relations, government relations, litigation and compliance. Prior to joining AutoNation, Coleman was in private practice with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. Coleman will serve as a member of the Executive Committee Coleman holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from the University of Richmond and masters of law degree (taxation) from the University of Miami. Coleman currently serves, or has served, on various, industry, civic and charitable boards and committees, including the National Automobile Dealers Association, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee and Legislative Committee, Florida Automobile Dealers Association, Legislative Committee, the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and the Orange Bowl Committee.

Scott Arnold

Donna Parlapiano

Ms. Donna L. Parlapiano is Executive Vice President, Franchise Operations and Corporate Real Estate of the Company. Prior to that appointment, Ms. Parlapiano served as company Senior Vice President, Franchise Operations and Corporate Real Estate, from February 2015 through January 2017. Ms. Parlapiano is responsible for company franchise operations, real estate development, construction projects, and facilities maintenance. From November 2006 until January 2015, she served as company Senior Vice President, Franchise Operations, and in February 2015, she assumed responsibility for company corporate real estate function. Prior to joining AutoNation in 1998, Ms. Parlapiano held finance, marketing, and strategic management positions with Ford Motor Company.

Michael Larson

Mr. Michael Larson is the Lead Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Mr. Larson serves as chief investment officer for William H. Gates III, a position he has held since 1994. He is responsible for Mr. Gates’ non-Microsoft investments as well as the investments of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. He serves as a director of Republic Services, Inc., Ecolab Inc., and Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of two funds within the Western Asset Management fund complex. From April 2009 through December 2014, he served as a director of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. Mr. Larson’s investment and business experience and broad understanding of the capital markets, business cycles, and capital investment and allocation led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of the directors.

Rick Burdick

Mr. Rick L. Burdick is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Since 1988, Mr. Burdick has been a partner in Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., a global full service law firm. Mr. Burdick is managing partner (international) and chair of the global energy practice of the firm. He also serves as Lead Director of CBIZ, Inc. (formerly, Century Business Services, Inc.), a provider of outsourced business services to small and medium-sized companies in the United States. Mr. Burdick’s experience as a senior partner at a large law firm advising large companies on a broad range of corporate transactions and on securities law and corporate governance matters led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of the directors.

Tomago Collins

Mr. Tomago Collins is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. He has served as one of the directors since October 2014. Since July 2012, Mr. Collins has served as Vice President, Communications of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (“Kroenke”), which owns and operates a multi-billion dollar portfolio of real estate, sports franchises, and cable networks. Mr. Collins has served in various positions at Kroenke since August 2003, including as Vice President, Media from November 2010 until July 2012 and as Vice President, Media & Player Development from October 2008 until November 2010. Mr. Collins serves as a director of Republic Services, Inc. Mr. Collins’ business development, strategic planning, and public affairs experience, as well as his public company board experience, led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of the directors.

David Edelson

Mr. David B. Edelson is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Mr. Edelson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Loews Corporation, a diversified holding company with subsidiaries in the property-casualty insurance, offshore drilling, natural gas transmission and storage, and lodging industries. He joined Loews as a Senior Vice President in May 2005 and became its Chief Financial Officer in May 2014. Prior to joining Loews, Mr. Edelson was Executive Vice President & Corporate Treasurer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He was named Corporate Treasurer in April 2001 and promoted to Executive Vice President in February 2003. Mr. Edelson spent the first 15 years of his career as an investment banker, first with Goldman, Sachs & Co. and subsequently with JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mr. Edelson’s experience as a senior executive officer of a large holding company owning a wide range of businesses, as well as his prior experience as an investment banker and corporate treasurer, led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of the directors.

Karen Francis

Ms. Karen C. Francis is the Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Francis is Executive Chairman of AcademixDirect, Inc., a technology marketing company serving the education industry. Ms. Francis served as Executive Chairman and CEO of AcademixDirect, Inc. from 2009 to 2014. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Francis was Chairman and CEO of Publicis & Hal Riney, an advertising agency based in San Francisco. From 2001 to 2002, she served as Vice President of Ford Motor Company, where she was responsible for global technology strategies, customer relationship management, global export operations, and Ford Direct, the company’s online sales initiative structured as a joint venture with Ford dealers. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Francis held several positions with General Motors, including serving as Regional Manager of the Chevrolet division responsible for all dealer operations in eleven states, as well as General Manager of the Oldsmobile division overseeing dealership operations nationwide. Ms. Francis also serves as a director of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. and Telenav, Inc. Ms. Francis’ leadership, marketing, technology, and automotive experience and ` prior public company board experience led the Board to conclude that she should serve as one of the directors.

Robert Grusky

Mr. Robert R. (Bob) Grusky is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. In 2000, Mr. Grusky founded Hope Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm for which he serves as Managing Member. He co-founded New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity and public equity investment management firm, in 2000 and was a Principal, Managing Director and Member of New Mountain Capital from 2000 to 2005 and has been a Senior Advisor since then. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Grusky served as President of RSL Investments Corporation, the primary investment vehicle for the Hon. Ronald S. Lauder. Prior thereto, Mr. Grusky served in a variety of capacities at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Mergers & Acquisitions Department and Principal Investment Area. Mr. Grusky is a director of Strayer Education, Inc., an education services company. From August 2008 until December 2012, he served as a director of AutoZone, Inc. Mr. Grusky’s board experience and experience in investment management, private equity, and investment banking led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of the directors.

Kaveh Khosrowshahi

Mr. Kaveh A. Khosrowshahi is Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. He has served as one of company directors since October 2015. Since 2002, Mr. Khosrowshahi has served as a Partner and Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC, an investment bank, and as co-head of Allen & Company LLC’s Capital Markets Group. Mr. Khosrowshahi’s investment and finance experience led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of the directors.

G. Mike Mikan

Mr. G. Mike Mikan is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Mr. Mikan has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SHOT-ROCK CAPITAL, LLC, a private investment capital group, since January 2015. From January 2013 until December 2014, he served as President of ESL Investments, Inc. Mr. Mikan served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc. from April 2012 until September 2012. From November 1998 through February 2012, he served in various executive positions at UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and as Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealth’s Optum subsidiary. Mr. Mikan serves as a director of Princeton Private Investment Fund. He served as a director of Best Buy from April 2008 until December 2012. Mr. Mikan’s operational and public company leadership experience and his broad understanding of capital investment and allocation led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of the directors.

Alison Rosenthal

Ms. Alison H. Rosenthal is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Since September 2014, she has served as Vice President Strategic Partnerships at Wealthfront, Inc., an automated investment service. From July 2013 until August 2014, Ms. Rosenthal served as Chief Operating Officer of MessageMe, a company that developed and offered a multimedia messaging application for mobile devices. She served as Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm, from December 2011 until July 2013. From February 2006 until January 2011, Ms. Rosenthal led various initiatives in the Business Development Department at Facebook, Inc., where she served as Senior Manager from February 2006 until July 2008 and as Head of the Global Operator Program, Mobile from July 2008 until January 2011. Ms. Rosenthal served as an associate at General Atlantic Partners, LLC, a global private equity fund focused on IT, from February 2001 until June 2003 and as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from July 1998 until July 2000. Ms. Rosenthal’s technology experience, including in the areas of mobile applications and social media, and investment and finance experience led the Board to conclude that she should serve as one of the directors.

Robert Quartaro