Who's Shifting Gears

Brian Geitner President, Media Solutions Group.Cox Automotive - 12/31/1969

President, Media Solutions Group., Cox AutomotivePresident, Financial Solutions Group at Cox AutomotiveCox Automotive Names Brian Geitner President Of Media Solutions Group

Brian Geitner has been named President, Media Solutions Group. As President, Geitner will oversee the company's Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Dealer.com business divisions and brands.

Geitner will begin his new role on August 15, reporting directly to Mark O'Neil, Chief Operating Officer of Cox Automotive. Geitner succeeds Jared Rowe, who is departing the company for a new opportunity outside of the automotive industry.

Since 2015, Geitner was President of Financial Solutions Group at Cox Automotive responsible for the advancement of NextGear Capital. Under Geitner's leadership, NextGear Capital doubled in size, expanded internationally and became a powerful financing option for wholesale and independent dealers. Geitner joined Cox Automotive in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer of Dealer Service Corporation.

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Karen WeigertKeynote SpeakerHTUF - 12/31/1969

Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago, will keynote the HTUF 2013 National Meeting. Karen Weigert was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago in 2011. In this position, Weigert works to guide the City’s sustainability strategy and implementation, bringing innovative, practical solutions throughout the work of the City. Weigert is a producer and writer for the documentary film Carbon Nation, which is focused on solutions to climate change.

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Gayle PrattRetired Director of Global FleetEcolab, Inc. - 12/31/1969

Gayle Pratt , Director of Global Fleet for Ecolab, Inc. since 2004, has retired. She began her fleet career in 1978 and has held management positions with Onan Corp., LabCorp, the State of Michigan, and Ecolab. Active in NAFA, she was president from 2007 to 2009. Succeeding her at Ecolab is Andy Coulter, Director of Indirect Procurement and Global Fleet.