Marc Cannon has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since January 2017. Mr. Cannon is responsible for Marketing, Communications, Customer Service, AutoNation.com, and Public Policy. From February 2016 until January 2017, he served as our Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy, and from February 2007 until February 2016, he served as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications.
Mr. Cannon has more than 30 years of executive-level experience as an automotive industry communications, branding, advertising, and public policy professional. Notably, he directs the company’s broad range of communications – to investors, the industry, the media, and the marketplace.
During his tenure with AutoNation, Mr. Cannon has been instrumental in the growth of the company into the country’s largest and most successful automotive retailer. In particular, he supervised the brand launch of AutoNation’s Coast-to-Coast initiative and part of the executive team that launched AutoNation Express, an industry leading transactional digital platform, which seamlessly integrates the customer’s in-store and online experience. Mr. Cannon also spearheaded the company’s multi-year mission to raise funds to fight cancer, and he has successfully positioned the company as the leading voice in automotive retail.