|Michael E. Maroone|
Director, President and Chief Operating Officer
MICHAEL E. MAROONE joined AutoNation as President of New Vehicles in 1997. He has been President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since August 1999 and has served as a Director of the Company since July 2005. At AutoNation, Mike has overseen the development and implementation of the operating structure, common systems and processes in sales and Customer Care (service, collision and parts), and eCommerce. He has responsibility for retail operations, including sales, Customer Care, marketing, strategy, the digital experience, real estate, information technology, and industry relations. He is leading the Company’s effort to deliver a peerless Customer experience in auto retail that is not only industry leading but also rivals other leading retailers and service providers.
Mike is a second-generation auto retailer. His roots were in the family’s Ford dealership in upstate New York. In 1977, he became General Manager of the first Maroone dealership in South Florida. The Maroone Automotive Group grew to nine dealerships before merging with AutoNation in 1997.
Mike has a long standing commitment to the community, especially the Cleveland Clinic, and shares the desire to expand innovative world class health care in Broward County. He is honored to serve as co-Chairman, with his father Al, of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Leadership Board where they are leading a $100 million capital campaign to add a neurology and cancer center to the Weston Campus. Proudly, the cancer center will carry their family name. Recent recognition includes being honored by Automotive News as an All-Star and as one of the industry’s 50 Visionary Dealers of all time. He was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Florida Atlantic University and is a member of the Nova Southeastern University Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Additionally, Mr. Maroone received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Boca Raton Concours D' Elegance.