Colin Brown

Chairman of the Board, JM Family Enterprises

Colin Brown

Colin Brown is chairman of the board for JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with more than $20 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed.

Brown joined the family-owned business in 1992 as vice president and general counsel. He was appointed chief operating officer in 1997 and president in 2000. Brown served as president and CEO from 2003 to 2018, the first non-family member to hold the titles of first president and then CEO. In July 2018, Brown moved solely into the role of chairman of the board for JM Family.

Often recognized for his corporate and community leadership, Brown was named the 2015 Floridian of the Year by Florida Trend magazine for raising JM Family’s minimum wage to $16/hour. Brown was also named the Broward County Business Leader of the Year by the Sun Sentinel, one of its four Excalibur Awards for 2011. Additionally, he was recognized by Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business as 2018 Business Leader of the Year.

In 2008, he became a member of the Board of Directors for the Automotive Hall of Fame. He has also been a member of the Broward Workshop since 2003, a forum of top business leaders that addresses critical issues facing Broward County. Additionally, Brown is chairman of the CEO Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, which markets and promotes South Florida as a premier location for businesses.

Since 2005, Brown has served on United Way of Broward County’s Board of Directors. Among his contributions is playing a key role in creating Mission United through fundraising and leadership. He also helped United Way develop its Community Impact Model, designed to enhance donor interest, increase funding for pressing issues facing Broward County and improve outcomes for people in need. He is also a member of the organization’s Tocqueville Society, founded by United Way of America to recognize individuals who have rendered outstanding volunteer service in their communities. As chairman of JM Family, Brown leads the company’s annual United Way giving campaign.

Brown currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Youth Automotive Training Center and a member of the Board of Trustees for Florida TaxWatch, a private, nonprofit research foundation dedicated to ensuring the tax dollars of Florida’s citizens and businesses are being spent fairly and productively.

Brown graduated from Duke University School of Law with a juris doctorate and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. He is on the Board of Advisors for Duke University School of Law and is a board member of the Williams College Alumni Fund. Raised overseas in a Foreign Service family, Brown resides in Lighthouse Point, Florida, and has three children.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with more than $20 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services, franchising and specialty distribution industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida’s leading Lexus dealers; Home Franchise Concepts®, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, The Tailored Closet™PremierGarage®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Lightspeed Restoration, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up®Two Maids® and Aussie Pet Mobile®; and Futura Title & Escrow, a family of leading independent title and escrow companies which includes Alliance Title & Escrow, AmeriTitle, Pacific Alliance Title, Kittitas Title and Escrow, and Momentum Title Agency; and Rollease Acmeda, a leading specialty distributor of window covering systems.

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