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Rowe moves to president of AutoTrader.com from Kelley Blue Book

Jared Rowe, former president of Kelley Blue Book, has been appointed president of AutoTrader.com, effectively immediately, the two companies said Monday.

Steve Lind, 44, Kelley’s former vice president of operations, has been named president of that company.

Rowe, 40, succeeds Alan Smith, who is leaving AutoTrader.com to pursue personal interests.

Both AutoTrader.com and Kelley Blue Book are part of Cox Automotive, owned by Cox Enterprises.

Rowe became president of Kelley Blue Book in 2012. Before joining Kelley, he was vice president of product management at AutoTrader.com

He earned an MBA at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and an undergraduate degree in automotive marketing and management from Northwood University.

Lind joined Kelley in 2012. He earned an MBA at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Miami.

You can reach Arlena Sawyers at asawyers@crain.com

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