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Executive Vice President & General Counsel, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Carmen Johnson is executive vice president and general counsel of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive company ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” JM Family’s 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.
Johnson serves as the principal legal adviser for JM Family and its business units. Additionally, she directs the company’s Human Resources and Total Rewards functions, including HR Operations, Training, Benefits and Healthcare Services. Johnson is also a member of JM Family’s Executive Management Team, which oversees the development and implementation of the company’s long-range planning and strategies for future growth.
Johnson joined JM Family in 2007 as vice president of Human Resources & Total Rewards, and was promoted in 2009 to senior vice president and general counsel. Prior to joining the company, Johnson specialized in labor-related law and employment compliance with more than 20 years experience, including 10 years as JM Family’s outside employment counsel.
She is actively involved in professional and charitable organizations. Johnson serves on the Broward County Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of South Florida and supports the United Way of Broward County and the Youth Automotive Training Center. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors for Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami, and has given her time to Lawyer’s for Children of America.
Johnson earned her law and business administration degrees from the University of Miami. She is a member of the Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice in multiple courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Johnson resides in Lighthouse Point, Fla. with her husband, and they have three children.
Founded by Jim Moran in 1968, JM Family is a $14.9 billion company also ranked No. 55 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 19th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has approximately 4,200 associates and its primary subsidiaries and divisions include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance products in the automotive industry; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; and JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world. 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.