Shane Spradlin, 52, has served as our Executive Vice President since February 2010, our General Counsel since December 2007, and our Corporate Secretary since March 2004. Mr. Spradlin joined our Company in March 2003. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Corporate Counsel to Nextel Communications in Reston, Virginia. From 1995 through 1999, Mr. Spradlin was an associate with the New York and Washington, D.C. offices of Latham & Watkins, specializing in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
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George Brochick, 72, has served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Development since July 2012. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President of our Western Region since December 2002. He joined PAG in 1996 upon the sale of the former Sun Automotive Group to Penske Automotive. In addition to his current executive functions, Mr. Brochick has held numerous dealership general manager positions throughout his automotive career. From 1977 to 1984, prior to entering the automobile business, Mr. Brochick served as Vice President, Operations, for Southwest Kenworth, Inc. Mr. Brochick also held the position of Director, Marketing Services, for Euclid, Inc., a division of Daimler-Benz, A.G., with worldwide responsibilities for market research and technical field studies. Mr. Brochick has previously served as a Board Member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association and is currently serving as a Board Member for Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Inc. and the Duke University Board of Visitors.
Tracy Cassady, 49, has served as our Executive Vice President, Marketing since August 2020. She previously served as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing since February 2020, Vice President since 2015, and Director since 2011. Prior to joining us, Ms. Cassady held various global marketing and communication positions at Federal-Mogul Corporation.
Tony Facione, 40, has served as our Vice President and Corporate Controller since June 2021. He previously served as our Director — Financial Services and Controller from June 2020 to June 2021, our Controller — Central Region from January 2017 to June 2020 and our Manager — Financial Planning and Analysis from October 2012 to December 2016. Mr. Facione joined the Company in 2007 as a Financial Analyst. Prior to joining us, Mr. Facione was an auditor at Plante Moran.
Richard Hook, 47, has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer since February 2019. Prior to that, he served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since May 1, 2015, as well as Vice President, IT Infrastructure since July 2009. Before joining us in 2009, Mr. Hook held various positions at Arthur Andersen LLP, H&R Block Financial Advisors and Federal-Mogul Corporation.
Anthony Pordon, 57, has served as Executive Vice President since May 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Pordon served as Senior Vice President since January 2006 and Vice President since July 2001. Mr. Pordon’s primary responsibilities include Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, and Corporate Development, including the responsibility for establishing, directing and maintaining our communication strategies and representation on Wall Street with the buy-side and sell-side analyst community. Prior to joining us, Mr. Pordon served in various capacities at Detroit Diesel Corporation, a manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prior to Detroit Diesel, Mr. Pordon was an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Aaron Michael, 46, has served as our Executive Vice President, Financial Services and Global Risk Management since June 2021 and has been our Treasurer since 2006. Prior to June 2021, he previously served as our Senior Vice President, Financial Services from 2014 to June 2021. In his current role, he manages our risk management, capital structure and real estate portfolio. From 2001 through 2006, Mr. Michael was employed by Penske Corporation in various finance and treasury roles. Prior to working with Penske, Mr. Michael was a commercial lender for Comerica Bank in its Detroit, MI office.