Jacqueline Travisano Elected to AutoNation Board

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Jacqueline Travisano Elected to AutoNation Board

By Special to UM News

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 20, 2018 -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its stockholders elected Jacqueline A. Travisano to AutoNation's Board of Directors at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on April 19, 2018.

Travisano Miami Today"With decades of experience in operations, finance, marketing, and technology, we think Jackie will bring valuable experience and insight to the AutoNation Board, in particular as we implement our brand strategy," said Mike Jackson, AutoNation's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

Travisano is the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Miami. From 2011 to 2017, Travisano served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Nova Southeastern University. Travisano's senior executive and financial, accounting, and operational experience led the Board to conclude that she should serve as one of our directors.

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, 2018, AutoNation owned and operated over 325 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 11 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. 

In addition, Travisano was recently featured in a profile in Miami Today. Looking into the future, Travisano shared with the reporter that the university will be growing its STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] offerings, the business program, and its hemispheric footprint.

She also shared that she knew early on in her career that she wanted to work in higher education and she’s excited to be a Miami Hurricane. “I’ve never seen such talented students,” Travisano said. 

Find the story and video of her interview here.