ATLANTA — Cox Automotive presented its annual Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award to Gail Miller, owner and chairman of Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, by Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz during the Northwood University Dealer Education Award annual breakfast on January 26 at NADA Show 2019.
This honor is awarded to women who demonstrate business leadership and community advocacy, as well as a commitment to advancing the automotive industry. The award was presented The award is named after the late Barbara Cox, a Cox Automotive owner and the mother of chairman Jim Kennedy.
Gail Miller and her late husband, Larry, started their business with a single Toyota dealership in 1979. The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies has grown to include more than 60 car dealerships throughout the West, the Utah Jazz, the Salt Lake City Stars, the Salt Lake Bees, theatre complexes, and a variety of other automotive, financial, and real estate companies. Today, the privately-owned Larry H. Miller Group of Companies employs more than 10,000 people.
“Gail exemplifies this award by sharing many of the qualities and values that we admire in Mrs. Cox,” said Schwartz. “In addition to growing from one Toyota dealership to more than 60 dealerships today, Gail is a renaissance woman with her business influence spanning multiple industries including professional sports. I am honored to present this award to Gail in recognition of not only her business acumen but also her strong support of charitable giving and community service.”