TAMPA, Fla.– Moffitt Cancer Center announces the appointment of Mike Jackson to its national Board of Advisors, a group of prominent individuals from throughout the nation who serve as Moffitt ambassadors and offer their expertise and counsel on issues relating to the cancer center.
Jackson is Chairman, CEO and President of AutoNation, the largest automotive retailer in the United States, in June of 2015 AutoNation will sell its ten millionth vehicle. AutoNation also is a member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 500, ranking in the top 200 companies.
Previously, Jackson served as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, overseeing the German automaker’s U.S. sales operation and 311 franchised dealerships. In that role, he helped create the vision and direction that led to the luxury vehicle brand’s rejuvenation in the U.S. He also has served as chairman of the Mercedes-Benz National Dealer Council. It was at a Mercedes-Benz dealership that Jackson began his automotive career, starting as a technician.
Jackson has received a wide range of honors for his achievements, including being named one of the top 50 Global Business Leaders by Fortune Magazine in 2011. In addition to a wide variety of industry honors, Jackson is vice chair of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Board of Directors for the U.S. Southeast region.
Jackson joins 35 prominent figures on Moffitt’s national Board of Advisors. Former Miami Dolphins quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Griese serves as chair of this board.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact in Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.