FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced the appointment of C. Coleman Edmunds to the position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective April 19, 2017. Coleman will serve as a member of the Executive Committee and report directly to Mike Jackson, AutoNation's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Mike Jackson said, "Having worked closely with Coleman over the years on many complex and challenging legal matters, it is with great confidence and excitement that we welcome him to the AutoNation Executive Management Team in his new role as General Counsel."
Coleman joined AutoNation's legal department in 1996. From 2000 until his recent appointment to acting General Counsel, Coleman served as Deputy General Counsel. His areas of legal responsibility and expertise include securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, manufacturer relations, government relations, litigation and compliance.
Prior to joining AutoNation, Coleman was in private practice with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. Coleman holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from the University of Richmond and masters of law degree (taxation) from the University of Miami. Coleman currently serves, or has served, on various, industry, civic and charitable boards and committees, including the National Automobile Dealers Association, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee and Legislative Committee, Florida Automobile Dealers Association, Legislative Committee, the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and the Orange Bowl Committee.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership, innovation and its comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of March 31, 2017, AutoNation owned and operated 372 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 10 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Through its Drive Pink initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.
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