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Carmen Johnson

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Legal, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Carmen Johnson is executive vice president of human resources and legal for JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive company ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. 

Johnson serves as the principal legal adviser for JM Family and its business units, which include 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.

Additionally, she directs the company’s Human Resources and Total Rewards functions, including HR Operations, Training and Benefits. Johnson is also a member of JM Family’s Executive Management Team, which oversees the development and implementation of the company’s long-range planning and strategies for future growth.

Johnson joined JM Family in 2007 as vice president of Human Resources & Total Rewards, and was promoted in 2009 to senior vice president and general counsel. Prior to joining the company, Johnson specialized in labor-related law and employment compliance with more than 20 years experience, including 10 years as JM Family’s outside employment counsel. 

Johnson earned her law and business administration degrees from the University of Miami. She is a member of the Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice in multiple courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. She also sits on the board of Kids In Distress. Johnson resides in Lighthouse Point, Fla., with her husband and they have three 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.