President & CEO, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Colin Brown is president and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive corporation ranked by Forbes as one of the largest privately held companies in the United States and by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Its principal businesses focus on vehicle distribution and processing, financial services, finance and insurance products, retail sales, marketing and consulting, and dealer technology products and services.
Brown oversees the development and implementation of the company’s objectives and strategies for future growth. He also leads JM Family’s philanthropic commitment to driving stronger families in the communities where its associates live and work. Brown joined the company in 1992 as vice president and general counsel. He was appointed chief operating officer in 1997, president in 2000, and named CEO in January 2003.
Prior to JM Family, Brown served as general counsel and in senior management for two FORTUNE 500 companies. He received his initial training as an associate of the Wall Street law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Brown graduated from Duke University School of Law with a juris doctorate and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College.