CEO Today USA Award s 2022 - FLORIDA - - 34 - Brent Burns is president and chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As CEO, Burns leads an exceptional team of associates. Under his leadership, JM Family has upheld its purpose-driven and results-orientated legacy, which enables its business partners to succeed and exceed customer expectations. At the same time, he has maintained JM Family’s associate-centric culture and champions innovation to further the company’s reach for the benefit of all stakeholders. Burns oversees all of JM Family businesses and subsidiaries, which are currently in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries. Burns joined JM Family in 2000 and was named president of World Omni in 2001. He became 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. He became chief operating officer in 2014 and attained the role of president in 2017. 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.; and KPMG Peat Marwick.