AutoNation Appoints New Exec. VP
April 21, 2017—AutoNation Inc., America's largest automotive retailer, announced the appointment of C. Coleman Edmunds to the position of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective April 19, 2017.
Coleman will serve as a member of the executive committee and report directly to Mike Jackson, AutoNation's chairman and chief executive officer.
"Having worked closely with Coleman over the years on many complex and challenging legal matters," Jackson said, "it is with great confidence and excitement that we welcome him to the AutoNation executive management team in his new role as general counsel."
Coleman joined AutoNation's legal department in 1996. From 2000 until his recent appointment to acting general counsel, Coleman served as deputy general counsel. His areas of legal responsibility and expertise include securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, manufacturer relations, government relations, litigation and compliance.
Prior to joining AutoNation, Coleman was in private practice with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. Coleman holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from the University of Richmond and masters of law degree (taxation) from the University of Miami. Coleman currently serves, or has served, on various, industry, civic and charitable boards and committees, including the National Automobile Dealers Association, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee and Legislative Committee, Florida Automobile Dealers Association, Legislative Committee, the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and the Orange Bowl Committee.