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Brent Burns

President & CEO, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Brent Burns is president and chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a $17.7 billion diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. As CEO, Burns leads the entire organization, including JM Family’s executive management team, which oversees the development and implementation of the company’s objectives and strategies for future growth.

Burns oversees all of JM Family’s businesses, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance products in the automotive industry; Southeast Toyota Finance, a captive finance company for 177 Toyota dealers in the southeast; JM Lexus, South Florida’s only Lexus Plus dealer; and Home Franchise Concepts, a franchise network of home improvement products and services consisting of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft and AdvantaClean.

Burns joined JM Family in 2000 and was promoted to president of World Omni in 2001. He was named JM Family’s chief financial officer in 2008, where he was instrumental to the company’s successful financial stability during the country’s economic downturn. He was promoted to chief operating officer in 2014 and became president in 2017. With nearly 20 years of leadership experience in automotive operations and finance prior to JM Family, Burns held several senior level positions at various companies including Alamo Rent-A-Car, Inc.; AutoNation Financial Services, Inc.; KPMG Peat Marwick; and RMS Networks, Inc. 

Burns graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. In 2017, he was appointed to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees. Burns is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and sits on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. He and his wife live in Sea Ranch Lakes, Fla. and have two children.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $17.7 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. JM Family is also ranked No. 26 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 22nd consecutive year on the list. Primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, Southeast Toyota Finance, JM Lexus and Home Franchise Concepts. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Irvine, Calif. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.