Cheryl Miller in an interview with CBT News

Cheryl Miller, former CEO of AutoNation, is making her return to the automotive industry alongside some familiar faces. Miller is set to become the new Executive Vice President and CFO of JM Family Enterprises, according to the company’s website. JM Family is an automotive conglomerate, housing many notable businesses such as Southeast Toyota Distributors, Southeast Toyota Finance, JM&A Group, and JM Lexus.

Miller recently resigned from her position as CEO of AutoNation in July after a three-month medical leave from the company. She worked in key leadership roles with the nation’s largest dealership group for over a decade before her resignation. 

Now she is returning to the company which hired her as Assistant Treasurer in 2004. During her first stint with JM Family, Miller was promoted to Vice President and Treasure after being on staff with the company for two years. In 2009, Miller took a similar role with AutoNation, being named their Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations. By 2014 she was promoted to CFO of AutoNation, a position she held before being named the first female CEO of a publicly traded automotive retailer in 2019. 

Miller, 48, is set to begin her return to JM Family starting Jan. 4th. In her leadership description, JM Family says that Miller will oversee financial operations for JM Family and its business units and will serve as part of the company’s Executive Management team, directing development and implementation of JM Family’s long-range planning and strategies for future growth.

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