Jonathan Ferrando was Appointed as General Counsel at AutoNation

Date of management change: January 01, 2000 

What Happened?

AutoNation ( ) hired Jonathan Ferrando as General Counsel


About the Company

America loves the freedom of the open road. It`s an incredible feeling that connects with those who not only drive for convenience but also for passion. It`s a passion we share here at AutoNation. It`s what has driven us to become America`s Largest Automotive Retailer. The open road is a symbolic part of our brand. It underlines our commitment to swiftly & safely move our company, our communities and our industry forward - paving the way to a peerless Customer Experience. So it`s no wonder that AutoNation has sold and serviced over 10,000,000 vehicles, since 1996. But the numbers do not stop at 10,000,000 vehicles. AutoNation is driven by over 25,000 Associates representing over 35 auto manufacturer brands at over 300 stores, in 15 states. What started as a commitment to cancer-related causes has now turned into a movement. AutoNation has donated over $35 Million to national & local charities, with a core focus on cancer research. In fact, our company has partnered with INDYCAR Series Driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and Racing for Cancer as well as the Orlando Sports Foundation to become the title sponsor of the AutoNation Cure Bowl.


About the Person

Jonathan P. Ferrando is responsible for AutoNation's legal, human resources and corporate development functions. As General Counsel, Jon serves as chief legal advisor for the company and oversees its team of attorneys responsible for all aspects of AutoNation's legal affairs and government relations. Jon's oversight of human resources includes employee and labor relations, recruiting and staffing, performance management, succession planning and development, and executive compensation. Jon leads the corporate development team, which is responsible for driving company growth through acquisitions. He also serves as corporate secretary, chief legal advisor to the Board of Directors and Chairman of AutoNation's Business Ethics Committee, as well as advising the company on corporate governance matters. Jon joined AutoNation in July 1996 and served in various capacities within AutoNation's Legal Department. He was appointed General Counsel in January 2000 and assumed responsibility for the human resources function in September 2004 and the corporate development function in March 2011. Prior to joining AutoNation, Mr. Ferrando was a corporate attorney in Chicago, Illinois with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, a corporate law firm. Mr. Ferrando graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1988 and from Harvard Law School in 1991. Mr. Ferrando is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Broward County and of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.


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