FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — AutoNation Inc. announced promotions for William “Bill” Berman, Marc Cannon and Donna Parlapiano.

A 30-year auto retail veteran who had served as executive vice president and COO since 2015, Berman was named president and COO. Mike Jackson remains the company’s chairman and CEO.

“Bill is an outstanding and exceptional leader whose proven track record and ingenuity are vital for the next phase in AutoNation’s history,” Jackson said. “He will continue to lead all operational functions, including the recently announced AutoNation brand extension strategy.”

Cannon and Parlapiano, also 30-year industry veterans, have both been promoted to the role of executive vice president. Cannon had served as senior vice president of communications and public policy and CMO. Parlapiano was senior vice president of franchise operations and corporate real estate.

“Marc and Donna, along with Bill, are key to AutoNation’s continued growth and the implementation of our strategic brand extension initiatives,” Jackson said. “With this expanded executive team, AutoNation is well positioned for a successful future.”

Originally posted on F&I and Showroom