CHAIRMAN, JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES, DEERFIELD BEACH
As CEO of the more than $16-billion company in 2015, Brown implemented a minimum $16-an-hour wage for all company employees. JM Family Enterprises is one of the five-biggest privately owned firms in Florida. With more than 4,500 employees, JM owns the largest independent distributor of Toyota cars, along with subsidiaries that provide financing and insurance products; a Lexus dealership and a franchise network of home improvement products and services. Brown, who holds a law degree from Duke, has worked for JM since 1992 and was the first non-Moran family member to serve as CEO.