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JM Family Announces Executive Level Promotions

Colin Brown Takes on Role of Board Chairman, Remains CEO; Brent Burns Named as President & COO of JM Family Enterprises.

JM Family Enterprises announces that Colin Brown, who has served as both president and chief executive officer since 2003, will become chairman of the company's board of directors and remain CEO. Brown will continue to oversee the development and implementation of the company’s objectives and strategies for future growth.

To continue strengthening the company's succession planning and in recognition of his achievements as chief operating officer during the past three years, Brent Burns has been named president and COO of JM Family.

Having served as the COO since 2014 and a board member since 2012, Burns will continue to oversee JM Family’s three operating business units – Southeast Toyota Distributors, World Omni Financial Corp. and JM&A Group – and lead the organization’s information technology strategic planning.

“Brent’s new title reflects his outstanding leadership, commitment to our core values and being an influential voice among our senior leaders throughout his 17 years with JM Family,” said Brown.

Burns was named Chief Financial Officer in 2008 to help navigate JM Family through a challenging economic downturn and established a financial framework that has since supported the businesses in achieving the most profitable years in the company’s history. Before assuming the CFO role, Burns was president of World Omni for seven years where he helped transform Southeast Toyota Finance into a premier financial partner for Toyota dealers in the region. His experience prior to joining JM Family in 2000 included nearly 20 years in automotive operations and finance.

Burns graduated from Florida Atlantic University. He has held positions on the boards of Kids In Distress since 2007 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County since 2010. 

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 $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,200 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, DataScan and Home Franchise Concepts. JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.