Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Cheryl Miller is executive vice president and chief financial officer of AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer and a Fortune 150 company. In this role, Ms. Miller is a member of the company's executive committee and has responsibility for all financial functions, the company's Shared Service Center and its corporate strategy. She also currently serves on the board of directors and is the audit committee chair for Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies and a member of the S&P 500.
Under her financial leadership, AutoNation has reached a number of significant milestones, including achieving its lowest SG&A as a percentage of gross profit in its corporate history. In addition, it was under her guidance that AutoNation has become the only automotive retailer to earn investment-grade status from Standard & Poors, Moody’s Investors Service, and Fitch Ratings. She established an internal Controller University to develop future financial talent, and she has championed a vigorous and growing focus on enterprise and cyber risk management.
Ms. Miller brings AutoNation more than 20 years of corporate finance expertise, including more than fifteen years of automotive retail, rental and captive finance experience. Prior to being named CFO of AutoNation in 2014, Ms. Miller served as the company’s treasurer and vice president of investor relations, a position she assumed in 2009. Before this, she served as vice president and treasurer for JM Family Enterprises, a diversified automotive company, and ION Media Networks (formerly Paxson Communications). Ms. Miller also previously held financial management positions at Republic Industries, its successor companies AutoNation USA and Alamo/National Car Rental, and Circuit City Stores.
She has received numerous honors, including the Florida Diversity Council's Glass Ceiling Award and CFO of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal. She has been listed as a Director to Watch in the 2018 Directors and Boards Journal, one of 30 Outstanding Women in Finance by Treasury & Risk magazine, one of the nation's top female CFOs by Business Insider magazine, a member of the 2017 All-America Executive Team in the Midcap Best CFOs category by Institutional Investor magazine and one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry by Automotive News. Additionally, she serves on the board of directors and investment committee for the Broward Performing Arts Foundation.
Ms. Miller holds a bachelor's degree in finance and business administration from James Madison University.