Cox Automotive has named Amy Mills senior vice president of strategy. In this role, Mills will work with Cox Automotive's executive leadership team to identify, execute and sustain strategic initiatives to increase the company's growth and profitability. Mills previously served as vice president of global strategy, where she drove corporate strategic planning and business portfolio management. Mills joined Cox in 2001 as assistant marketing manager for Cox Automotive's Manheim brand. She served in a variety of marketing roles before assuming the role of vice president, product strategy for Manheim, where she focused on the development of new product innovations for the brand's product portfolio. She was promoted to vice president, strategy, Cox Automotive, in November 2013. Mills' career includes roles in brand strategy, advertising and marketing at Addison Whitney, a corporate brand consulting company in Charlotte, N.C., and Vanguard Media, a full-service advertising agency in Salt Lake City. Mills replaces Joe George, who was promoted to senior vice president, Manheim Vehicle Solutions.