Our Board consists of a diverse group of leaders. Many of our directors have experience serving as executive officers or on boards and board committees of major companies. Many of our directors also have extensive corporate finance and investment banking experience as well as a broad understanding of capital markets.

Rick L. Burdick, Chairman of the Board

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Rick L. Burdick serves as our independent Chairman of the Board and has served as one of our directors since May 1991 and is a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Burdick also serves as Lead Independent Director of CBIZ, Inc., a provider of outsourced business services to small and medium-sized companies in the United States. From 1988 through 2019, Mr. Burdick was a partner with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., a global full service law firm.

Michael Manley, Chief Executive Officer and Director

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Michael Manley has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since November 2021. Prior to joining AutoNation, Mr. Manley served as Head of Americas and as a member of the Group Executive Council for Stellantis N.V., one of the largest automotive original equipment manufacturers in the world, from January 2021 until October 2021. From July 2018 until January 2021, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”), a predecessor to Stellantis N.V. Mr. Manley joined DaimlerChrysler (a predecessor to FCA) in 2000 and, prior to becoming FCA’s Chief Executive Officer, served in a number of management-level roles with increasing responsibility overseeing various aspects of FCA’s operations, including as Executive Vice President - International Sales & Marketing, Business Development and Global Product Planning Operations, Chief Executive Officer of Jeep, Chief Executive Officer of Ram, Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific region, and FCA Global Executive Council member.

Mr. Manley holds a Master of Business Administration from Ashridge Management College (Ashridge, England) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Southbank University (London).

David B. Edelson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Loews Corporation

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David B. Edelson has served as a Director of the Company since July 2008 and chairs the Board's Audit Committee. Mr. Edelson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), a diversified holding company with subsidiaries in the property-casualty insurance, offshore drilling, natural gas transmission and storage, natural gas exploration and production, and lodging industries. He joined Loews in May 2005 and became its Chief Financial Officer in May 2014. Prior to joining Loews, Mr. Edelson was Executive Vice President & Corporate Treasurer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He was named Corporate Treasurer in April 2001 and promoted to Executive Vice President in February 2003. Mr. Edelson spent the first 15 years of his career as an investment banker, first with Goldman Sachs & Co. and subsequently with JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Robert R. Grusky, Founder and Managing Member of Hope Capital Management, LLC

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Robert R. Grusky has served as a Director of the Company since June 2006 and is a member of the Board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. In 2000, Mr. Grusky founded Hope Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm for which he serves as Managing Member. He co-founded New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity and public equity investment management firm, in 2000 and was a Principal, Managing Director and Member of New Mountain Capital from 2000 to 2005 and has been a Senior Advisor since then. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Grusky served as President of RSL Investments Corporation, the primary investment vehicle for the Hon. Ronald S. Lauder. Prior thereto, Mr. Grusky served in a variety of capacities at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Mergers & Acquisitions Department and Principal Investment Area. Mr. Grusky is a director of Strayer Education, Inc., an education services company. From August 2008 to December 2012 he served as a director of AutoZone, Inc.

Norman K. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Capstone Development

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Norman K. Jenkins has served as one of our directors since December 2020 and is a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Jenkins is President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Development, a privately held firm he founded in 2009. Capstone develops and acquires commercial and multi-family real estate, with significant expertise in public-private partnerships and developing hospitality real estate that is generally affiliated with international lodging brands. Since its founding, Capstone has raised significant equity capital from a diverse investor group including state pension, family office, private equity, sovereign wealth and high net worth individuals. At present, Capstone owns a diverse portfolio comprised of hotels, street level retail and multi-family housing.

Prior to launching Capstone, Mr. Jenkins was a senior executive and corporate officer of Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR). During his 16 year tenure with Marriott, he served in a variety of leadership roles including, Senior Vice President - North American Lodging Development, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Ramada International, Vice President - Owner & Franchise Services and Acquisition Executive. Prior to joining Marriott, Mr. Jenkins spent 5 years with McDonald’s Corporation where he held positions in finance and operations.

Mr. Jenkins currently serves on the board of directors of Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) and New Senior Investment Group (NASDAQ: SNR). He is a member of the Washington DC Developer Roundtable and is a former member of the Suburban Hospital Board of Trustees and the Howard University Board of Trustees.

Mr. Jenkins earned a BBA in Accounting from Howard University, an MBA from George Washington University and is a certified public accountant.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Celebrity Cruises

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Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has served as a Director of the Company since February 2020 and is a member of the Board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Since December 2014, she has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Celebrity Cruises, a multi-billion dollar cruise line and wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL). Previously, Ms. Lutoff-Perlo was the Executive Vice President, Operations of Royal Caribbean International from 2012 to 2014; Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations of Celebrity Cruises from 2007 to 2012; and Vice President, Onboard Revenue of Celebrity Cruises from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Lutoff-Perlo held various senior positions with Royal Caribbean International from 1985 to 2005. She actively participates in and lends her leadership to a number of regional, national and international philanthropic and women’s organizations and has received numerous awards and recognition for her contributions to the travel industry, the South Florida business community, gender equality, and diversity and inclusion.

G. Mike Mikan, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bright Health Group, Inc.

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G. Mike Mikan has served as one of our directors since March 2013 and chairs the Board’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Mikan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bright Health Group, Inc., a diversified consumer-focused health care and technology company, providing a broad range of innovative health care products and services for consumers and care providers in local markets throughout the U.S. From January 2019 to April 2020, Mr. Mikan served as Vice Chairman and President of Bright Health, Inc. Mr. Mikan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shot-Rock Capital, LLC, a private investment capital group, from January 2015 to December 2018. From January 2013 until December 2014, he served as President of ESL Investments, Inc. Mr. Mikan served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc. from April 2012 until September 2012. From November 1998 through February 2012, he served in various executive positions at UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and as Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealth’s Optum subsidiary. Mr. Mikan serves as a director of Princeton Private Investments Access Fund and as a Trustee of Ellington Income Opportunities Fund.

Jacqueline A. Travisano, Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer University of Miami

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Jacqueline A. Travisano has served as one of our directors since April 2018 and chairs the Board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. She is the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Miami, a private research university. From 2011 to 2017, Ms. Travisano served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Nova Southeastern University.