Public Relations: MARC CANNON, Senior vice president, corporate communications and public policy, AutoNation Inc.
High-energy PR man Marc Cannon, 51, keeps AutoNation in the forefront of industry coverage. Having an outspoken CEO in company chief Mike Jackson doesn't hurt, but Cannon works relentlessly to promote new company initiatives and spread the perspective of the nation's largest dealership group.
AutoNation is the only public retailer to report its retail sales on a monthly basis. That gets Jackson a monthly turn on CNBC's morning "Squawk Box" program. He has even guest-hosted the show. Jackson and other AutoNation execs are frequent speakers at industry events.