AutoNation also on Monday named Jim Bender, executive vice president of sales and a longtime AutoNation executive, as its chief operating officer. It also named Christopher Cade, senior vice president and chief accounting officer, as interim CFO while AutoNation conducts a search for a new one.
The executive moves were announced shortly before the company reported second-quarter financial results, a day earlier than scheduled. Net income from continuing operations rose 3.7 percent to $101 million from the same period a year ago, while revenue of $5.3 billion was down slightly.
While at AutoNation, Miller has led a number of initiatives for the giant retailer, including helping to craft the company’s partnership with Waymo. She also has helped the company to reorganize its operations and financial footprint, which included consolidating its regions and implementing a cost savings plan.
Miller, who has been recognized by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North…