Biography

Donna Parlapiano
Executive Vice President, Franchise Network, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Real Estate

Donna Parlapiano is Executive Vice President, Franchise Network, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Real Estate of AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer. Ms. Parlapiano is responsible for the Company’s 350+ franchise network strategy, representing 34 brands; and the Company’s $3 billion real estate portfolio, including an annual $250 million capital budget. 

Ms. Parlapiano has over thirty years of experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining AutoNation, Ms. Parlapiano held finance, marketing and strategic management positions with Ford Motor Company.

In 2010 and 2015, Automotive News honored Ms. Parlapiano as one of the “100 Leading Women” in the industry. Ms. Parlapiano holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver.  Beyond her dedication to AutoNation, Ms. Parlapiano is an advocate for underprivileged children and serves on the South Florida PGA Advisory Board.