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President, Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC
Executive Vice President, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Ed Sheehy is president of Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, the largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles in the world and executive vice president of parent company JM Family Enterprises, Inc. JM Family is a diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” He also serves as 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.
Sheehy is responsible for directing the overall operation of Southeast Toyota, including three vehicle processing facilities, parts supply and distribution, and Southeast Transportation Systems, Inc., the company's automotive transport division. He is also the president of JM Lexus, another one of JM Family’s businesses that is the No. 1 volume Lexus dealership in the world.
Sheehy joined Southeast Toyota in 1999 and previously served as senior vice president and assistant general manager as well as vice president of marketing. Prior to Southeast Toyota, he held a number of leadership positions in the automotive industry.
Sheehy graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He and his wife have two children and reside in Delray Beach, Fla. He is an active supporter of several local charities, Saint Andrew’s School, Dartmouth College Friends of Football, and the Boston Latin School. Sheehy has also been involved in Boca Raton Youth Athletics.
Southeast Toyota distributes vehicles, parts and accessories to 176 independent dealers in the five-state region of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. Ranked No. 1 in the National Automobile Dealers Association’s dealer attitude study, Southeast Toyota’s sales out-pace Toyota sales in every other part of the country.
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 in addition to Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus, its primary subsidiaries include: JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance products in the automotive industry; and World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company. 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.