Brent Burns

Term: January 2018 - January 2023

Appointment: Board of Governors

Brent Burns is president and chief operating officer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a $15.1 billion diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” He also serves as a member of the company’s Executive Management Team, which directs the development and implementation of its long-range planning for future growth.

Burns oversees JM Family’s three operating business units – Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group and World Omni Financial Corp. – and leads the organization’s overall strategic planning and diversification efforts.

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. 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 boards of Kids In Distress and 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 $15.1 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. JM Family is also ranked No. 51 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 20th consecutive year on the list. Primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp., and JM Lexus. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; and St. Louis, Mo. Interact with JM Family at

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