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AutoNation Inc (AN.N)

AN.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Jackson

71 2020 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

James Bender

64 2020 President, Chief Operating Officer

Joseph Lower

52 2020 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

C. Coleman Edmunds

55 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Marc Cannon

58 2020 Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Experience Officer

Christopher Cade

2020 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Rick Burdick

68 2018 Lead Independent Director

Thomas Baltimore

56 2018 Independent Director

David Edelson

60 2008 Independent Director

Steven Gerard

74 2018 Independent Director

Robert Grusky

62 2006 Independent Director

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

62 2020 Independent Director

G. Mike Mikan

48 2013 Independent Director

Jacqueline Travisano

50 2018 Independent Director

Robert Quartaro

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Jackson

Mr. Michael J. Jackson serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He also served as Chief Executive Officer from September 1999 until March 2019 and as our President from February 2015 until January 2017 and from June 2017 until March 2019. 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 11 automotive dealership franchises, including Mercedes-Benz and other brands of automobiles. From January 2018 until December 2018, Mr. Jackson served as Chair, and from January 2015 until December 2017 as Deputy Chair, of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in January 2014, after having previously served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Miami Branch. Mr. Jackson’s automotive experience, his prior experience as our Chief Executive Officer, and his broad knowledge of our Company and the automotive industry led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of our directors.

James Bender

Mr. James R. Bender serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Bender is responsible for new and used vehicle sales, as well as Customer Financial Services, Customer Care, and manufacturer relations. From January 2019 until July 2019, he served as our Executive Vice President, Sales. Prior to becoming an Executive Vice President, Mr. Bender served as Region President of our Eastern Region, with responsibility for the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Maryland from February 2015 until December 2018, and as President of our former Florida Region from April 2004 until January 2015. Mr. Bender joined AutoNation in April 2000.

Joseph Lower

Mr. Joseph T. Lower serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Office Depot, Inc. since January 2018. From November 2014 until April 2017, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of B/E Aerospace. Prior to joining B/E Aerospace, Mr. Lower held a number of management-level positions at The Boeing Company, including as Vice President - Business Development and Strategy from October 2009 until October 2014 and as Vice President - Corporate & Strategic Development from May 2002 until October 2009. In addition, among other finance positions, Mr. Lower spent six years with Credit Suisse in various investment banking roles, including positions in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.

C. Coleman Edmunds

Mr. C. Coleman Edmunds serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Edmunds assumed responsibility for Human Resources and Corporate Development in January 2019. From October 2007 through March 2017, Mr. Edmunds served as our Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. He joined AutoNation in November 1996. Prior to joining AutoNation, Mr. Edmunds was in private practice with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie.

Marc Cannon

Mr. Marc G. Cannon serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Experience Officer of the Company. Mr. Cannon is an innovative leader with more than 30 years of experience in establishing brands, addressing digital disruption, driving corporate social responsibility, and crisis management. Through his tenure, Mr. Cannon has helped develop customer-focused digital experiences and has been involved in strategic planning in technology as it relates to the Customer experience for the company. Mr. Cannon will continue to lead Brand, Advertising, Marketing, Ecommerce, Customer Relations, and Communications with the added responsibility of Technology.

Christopher Cade

Mr. Christopher Cade serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. CadeServed as Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Rick Burdick

Mr. Rick L. Burdick serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Burdick also serves as Lead Independent Director of CBIZ, Inc., a provider of integrated business services and products. From 1988 through 2019, Mr. Burdick was a partner with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., a global full service law firm. 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 our directors.

Thomas Baltimore

Mr. Thomas J. Baltimore serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Baltimore serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. Prior to joining Park Hotels & Resorts Inc., Mr. Baltimore served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of RLJ Lodging Trust and as a member of its board of trustees from RLJ’s IPO in 2011 until May 11, 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Baltimore co-founded RLJ Development, RLJ’s predecessor entity, and served as its President from 2000 until 2011. Previously, Mr. Baltimore held senior positions with Hilton Hotels Corporation, Marriott Corporation and also Host Marriott Services Corporation. Mr. Baltimore currently serves on the board of directors of Prudential Financial, Inc., where he serves as Lead Independent Director. Mr. Baltimore is currently a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts Executive Board (2018 Chair) and also serves on the board of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company. He was recently selected for the American Hotel & Lodging Association Executive Committee. Mr. Baltimore previously served as a director of Duke Realty Corporation. Mr. Baltimore received his Bachelor of Science degree from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Colgate Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Mr. Baltimore’s business operations, corporate governance, and real estate experience led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of our directors.

David Edelson

Mr. David B. Edelson serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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, packaging, 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 our directors.

Steven Gerard

Mr. Steven L. Gerard serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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, packaging, 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 our directors.

Robert Grusky

Mr. Robert R. Grusky serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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 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 was a Senior Advisor through 2019, and a member of the Executive Leadership Council 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 Strategic Education, Inc., an education services company. 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 our directors.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Ms. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo serves as Independent Director of the Company. Since December 2014, she has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Celebrity Cruises, a multi-billion dollar cruise line and wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. From September 2012 until December 2014, Ms. Lutoff-Perlo was the Executive Vice President, Operations of Royal Caribbean International, RCL. Ms. Lutoff-Perlo was the Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations of Celebrity Cruises from 2007 to 2012, and the Vice President, Onboard Revenue of Celebrity Cruises from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Lutoff-Perlo held various senior positions with Royal Caribbean International from 1985 to 2005. Ms. Lutoff-Perlo’s business operations and senior executive management experience led the Board to conclude that she should serve as one of our directors.

G. Mike Mikan

Mr. G. Mike Mikan serves as Independent Director of the Company. Since January 2019, Mr. Mikan has served as Vice Chairman and President of Bright Health, Inc., a consumer-focused health insurance and services business. Mr. Mikan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shot-Rock Capital, LLC, a private investment capital group, from January 2015 until December 2018. 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 Investments Access Fund and as a Trustee of Ellington Income Opportunities Fund. 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 our directors.

Jacqueline Travisano

Dr. Jacqueline A. Travisano Ed.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Travisano is the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Miami, a private research university. From 2011 to 2017, Dr. Travisano served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Nova Southeastern University. She began her career at Coopers & Lybrand and is a NACD Governance Fellow. Dr. Travisano’s senior executive and financial, accounting, and operational experience led the Board to conclude that she should serve as one of our directors.

Robert Quartaro

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