Asbury Automotive Group Director Jeffrey I. Wooley Passes Away

Sep 19, 2012, 16:01 ET from Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.

DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. announces with great sadness that one of its directors, Jeffrey I. Wooley, passed away.

"Jeff was an enthusiastic supporter of Asbury and he will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of working with him," said Asbury President and CEO Craig Monaghan. "Our hearts go out to his family and all who were touched by his leadership, wisdom and guidance."

Jeff Wooley served as a member of Asbury's Board of Directors since 2003. He was the former president and chief executive officer of Asbury's Courtesy Automotive Group in Tampa from 1998 until 2005, and served as non-executive chairman of the Tampa-based dealership group from 2005 until 2010. He began his automotive career in 1965 and opened his first dealership in 1975. Prior to selling his dealerships to Asbury in 1998, he owned and operated nine automotive franchises.

In lieu of flowers, the Wooley family asks that contributions be made in Jeff's memory to The Center for Women's Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation in Tampa, Florida.

SOURCE Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.