President & CEO, JM Family Enterprises, Deerfield Beach
JM Family Enterprises is a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,500 employees. Its holdings include Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, which offers finance and insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial (dba Southeast Toyota Finance); and a JM Lexus dealership. Burns joined the company in 2000 and was promoted to president of subsidiary World Omni in 2001. He was named JM Family’s CFO in 2008, promoted to COO in 2014, became president in 2017 and president and CEO in 2018.
|EDUCATION||Florida Atlantic University (BBA)|
|FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB||Our founder, Jim Moran, always said that our associates are our most important asset, and that remains as apparent today as when JM Family was started in 1968. We truly are a family, and I get so much joy from the relationships I’ve made with our teams, our dealer and franchisee partners and our friends at Toyota.|
|WORRIES ABOUT||Not only do I want JM Family to be a successful business for our associates and our business partners, but I want it to be an inspiring place for associates to work; a place where everyone can grow and be innovative and feel challenged.|
|READING||Atomic Habits, by James Clear|