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New VP and General Counsel for Southeast Toyota Distributors

Todd Clarke to Lead Legal Departments for Subsidiaries of JM Family Enterprises

Todd Clarke, 42, has been promoted to vice president and general counsel for Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus, businesses of parent company JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He will report to Carmen Johnson, executive vice president and general counsel of JM Family, and oversee the legal teams that support the companies with compliance, transactions, litigation management and all other legal functions.

Prior to joining JM Family in 2004, Clarke was a trial attorney for six years in Colorado and Florida. Since starting his career with JM Family’s subsidiary JM&A Group, he’s held various positions in its legal departments and has been a key contributor on many successful legal initiatives. Most recently, Clarke served as the assistant vice president and deputy general counsel for Southeast Toyota.

Clarke earned a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University, a J.D. from the University of Denver and is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Florida. He is active in the community, serving as a committee member for the Veterans Pro Bono Project, a part of the United Way's Mission United program offering free legal services to eligible veterans and their families. Additionally, Clarke is a volunteer with the Justice Teaching Program, an initiative sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court that pairs legal professionals with state schools to educate students on the justice system. He and his wife Katie live in Parkland with their three children.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a diversified automotive company ranked No. 23 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also ranked No. 37 by FORTUNE® as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For,” its 16th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has approximately 4,000 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota and Scion vehicles; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world; and JM Service Center LLC, the company’s internal shared services center. 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., in addition to offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises.