Eastern Region President
Jim Bender is President of the Eastern Region. Mr. Bender is responsible for the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Maryland for AutoNation. Prior to this Mr. Bender served as President of AutoNation's Florida Region.
Before joining AutoNation he spent 23 years with Holman Enterprises, an auto retailer based in New Jersey with a strong retail presence in South Florida. Mr. Bender has extensive experience in auto retailing. Mr. Bender has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Canisius.