CHAIRMAN, JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES,
JM Family Enterprises, founded by the late Jim Moran in 1968, is a $16.3-billion company and one of the five-biggest privately owned firms in Florida. With more than 4,400 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 has worked for JM since 1992 and was the first non-Moran family member to serve as CEO.
|EDUCATION||Williams College (BA), Duke University (JD)|
|CIVIC IMPACT||As CEO in 2015, Brown implemented a minimum $16-an-hour wage for all company employees.|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||I’ve only worked for three companies and was fired from the first two as a result of hostile takeovers.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I was raised overseas in a foreign service family.|