|Michael E. Maroone|
Director, President and Chief Operating Officer
Michael E. Maroone 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, market branding, common systems and processes in sales and service and industry-leading ecommerce. He has responsibility for all operations, including sales, service, marketing, ecommerce, real estate, information technology and industry relations. Mike is a second-generation auto dealer. 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 had a long standing commitment to the community, especially the Cleveland Clinic. Mike shares their desire to expand innovative world class heath care in Broward County and is honored to serve as co-Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Leadership Board. Accomplishments include being honored by Florida Atlantic University as Entrepreneur of the Year, and being inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at Nova Southeastern University. Most recently he was named by Automotive News as one of the industry’s fifty Visionary Dealers of all time.