Retail/Wholesale

MIKE MAROONE

CEO, MAROONE USA, FORT LAUDERDALE

A second generation auto dealer, Mike Maroone learned from his father, Al. “The great American dream,” Mike Maroone once said. His education included scrubbing the restroom and shoveling snow at the family’s New York dealership. Mike Maroone ran the family’s auto group from 1977 to 1997, when it was sold to Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation. He went on to become president, COO and a board member and with CEO Mike Jackson was named by Automotive News to its list of 50 Visionary Dealers of all time. A couple of years after retiring in 2015, Maroone started a new family dealership group in Colorado, where he’s owned a house for 30 years, and later acquired dealerships in Florida. “Florida will always be home, especially Fort Lauderdale,” Maroone says. A University of Colorado Boulder grad, he’s chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Florida leadership board, a director of Cleveland Clinic’s enterprise board and is the lead independent director of online used-car seller Carvana. He has investments in 50 businesses.

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh

Fresh Del Monte Produce

MATT BEALL

BEALL’S INC.

Colin Brown

JM Family Enterprises

Rob Burnette

Badcock Furniture

Brent Burns

JM Family Enterprises

J. Bryan Cooksey III

McCall Service

Thomas Corr

George E. Warren Corp.

Dan Doyle Jr.

DEX Imaging

Lee Evans

Bristol-Myers Squibb

James L. Ferman Jr.

Ferman Automotive

Daniel Gold

Future Energy Solutions

Robert Gordon

FreshPoint

David Gott

Sawgrass Mills

Debbie Harvey

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Agustin Herrán

Sedano’s Supermarket

Oscar Horton

Sun State International

Anthony Hucker

Southeastern Grocers

Rich Hume

TECH DATA

Todd Jones

Publix Super Markets

Michael Kasbar

World Fuel Services

Keith Koenig

City Furniture

DAVID J. LONG

OrangeTheory Fitness

MIKE MAROONE

MAROONE USA

Brett McGill

MarineMax

Irwin Novack

Kane's Furniture

John Peyton

Gate Petroleum

Kim Rivers

Trulieve Cannabis

Byron Russell

Cheney Bros.

Jeffrey Seaman

Rooms to Go

Gerry Smith

Office Depot

Troy Taylor

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Terry Taylor

Automotive Management Services

RONALD WANEK

ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES