Cox Automotive has named Gail Miller, owner and chairman of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, as its 14th Barbara Cox Woman of the Year.
Miller was presented with the award by Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz at the NADA Show 2019 during the Northwood University Dealer Education Award annual breakfast.
“Gail exemplifies this award by sharing many of the qualities and values that we admire in Mrs. Cox,” Schwartz said. “In addition to growing from one Toyota dealership to more than 60 dealerships today, Gail is a renaissance woman with her business influence spanning multiple industries including professional sports. I am honored to present this award to Gail in recognition of not only her business acumen but also her strong support of charitable giving and community service.”
Gail Miller and her late husband, Larry, began their business with one Toyota dealership in 1979. The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies has expanded and has over 10,000 employees. Additionally, Gail Miller now leads the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation and the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation.
Established in 2005, the award named after Barbara Cox is given to a leader in the automotive industry who has made a strong contribution to their community within the past year and shares the traits similar to Barbara Cox, who was a director of Cox Enterprises.