Amy Mills Named Senior Vice President, Strategy for Cox Automotive
15-year Cox veteran will drive strategic planning for Cox Automotive’s suite of software, media, financial and inventory brands
ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2016 – Cox Automotive, a leading provider of digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, has named Amy Mills senior vice president of strategy.
In this role, Mills will work in close concert with Cox Automotive’s executive leadership team to identify, execute and sustain strategic initiatives to increase the company’s growth and profitability. Mills previously served as vice president of global strategy, where she drove corporate strategic planning and business portfolio management.
“Amy is a strong team leader whose extensive knowledge of the automotive business uniquely positions her to lead Cox Automotive and our industry into the future,” said Neil Johnston, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Cox Automotive.
Mills first joined Cox in 2001 as assistant marketing manager for Cox Automotive’s Manheim brand. She served in a variety of marketing roles before assuming the role of vice president, product strategy for Manheim, where she focused on the development of new product innovations for the brand’s product portfolio. She was promoted to vice president, strategy, Cox Automotive in November 2013 and has been instrumental in coordinating and driving the company’s international strategy over the last two years.
Mills’ career includes roles in brand strategy, advertising and marketing at Addison Whitney, a corporate brand consulting company in Charlotte, N.C., and Vanguard Media, a full-service advertising agency in Salt Lake City.
Mills replaces Joe George, who was promoted to senior vice president, Manheim Vehicle Solutions. A 27-year veteran of Cox Automotive who began his career with Manheim, George’s long tenure and in-depth understanding of the industry will allow him to continue to drive success for this critical area of the Cox Automotive business.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.
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