Feeding South Florida® Appoints Michelle Esposito of JM Family Enterprises to its Board of Directors

May 5, 2022

Michelle Esposito

Paco Vélez, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida, is pleased to announce that Michelle Esposito has been appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors for a three-year term. Esposito is vice president of IT for JM&A Group, a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed.

Serving the South Florida community for over 40 years, Feeding South Florida’s Board of Directors is a dedicated and passionate group of individuals committed to the mission of ending hunger in South Florida. Currently in South Florida, there are over 700,00 food insecure individuals, and one in nine don’t know where they will get their next meal.

“We are grateful for Michelle’s increased involvement with Feeding South Florida,” said Vélez. “She is a leader in her industry and is deeply involved in the South Florida community. Her presence will be essential to the efforts of our Board of Directors and will further solidify our longtime partnership with JM Family.”

Esposito has more than 20 years of experience in technology and technology leadership. In her role at JM Family, Esposito leads the development and execution of JM&A Group’s technology strategy, to support future growth and enable the company to deliver its services faster and more efficiently. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree in business and decision information science from the University of Florida. She and her husband have five children and reside in Boca Raton, Florida.

“I am humbled to work with the Feeding South Florida board to help put food on the tables of those who need it most,” said Esposito. “At JM Family we strive to strengthen the communities in which we live and work, so I am eager to come together with my fellow board members to make a difference in the lives of so many South Floridians who are facing food insecurity.”

Feeding South Florida is the fifth largest food bank in the United States and the leading domestic hunger relief organization serving 25% of the state’s food insecure population throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Esposito will be essential in helping Feeding South Florida continue the rollout of its innovative programs including culinary and warehouse training, its “Food Is Medicine” initiatives such as the Mobile FARMacy and hospital pantries, the creation of cutting-edge technology designed to measure output in real time, home delivery programs, providing wraparound services like SNAP benefits, Summer BreakSpots, and so much more.

About Feeding South Florida®
Feeding South Florida is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Providing support for 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population, its mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. In addition to providing over 90 million pounds of food (75 million meals) to nearly one million individuals through direct-service programs and a local network of over 350 community partners, Feeding South Florida addresses the root causes of hunger and breaks the cycle of poverty through its workforce training, food is medicine and client services programming. Visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.

About JM Family’s Corporate Community Impact
When he founded JM Family Enterprises, Inc. in 1968, Jim Moran instilled in the company the spirit of giving back as an integral part of who we are. We inspire action and engage our associates to strengthen the communities in which we live and work. We pursue that goal through support and volunteerism. We contribute our time and talent to impact diverse causes driven by our culture, associates and the community. JM Family’s Corporate Community Impact efforts are focused on three areas of giving – empowering families, promoting education and embracing the environment.

About JM Family Enterprises
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 4,700 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 and franchising industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), JM Lexus, Home Franchise Concepts® and Futura Title & Escrow. JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 24 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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