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JM Family Announces New Chief Information Officer

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To help further drive strategic technology initiatives, JM Family Enterprises, a $16.3 billion diversified automotive company, announces Chad Couch as its new Chief Information Officer.

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Chad Couch joins JM Family Enterprises as its new Chief Information Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Chad Couch joins JM Family Enterprises as its new Chief Information Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Couch comes to JM Family with 24 years of extensive experience in strategy, technology transformation, product development and consumer technology consumption. His knowledge better positions JM Family for the opportunities ahead in digital retailing, connected vehicles and mobility.

“This is an exciting time for JM Family. The shifting seen throughout the automotive industry puts our business on the threshold of greater opportunity and progress, and with that comes new initiatives and capabilities,” said Brent Burns, President & CEO, JM Family. “This will help drive the next strategic IT steps needed to implement cutting-edge technology, which enables us to exceed the expectations of our business partners and customers.

Couch will lead JM Family’s technology and innovation strategy, identifying new and emerging tech tools and services to support future growth while positioning the company to deliver on its initiatives faster and more efficiently.

Couch was most recently Global CIO at Brightstar, the world’s largest global wireless distributor and leading services company for the telecommunications industry.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $16.3 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. It is also ranked No. 17 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 21st consecutive year on the list. JM Family has more than 4,400 associates and its primary subsidiaries 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 (F&I) products in the automotive industry; Southeast Toyota Finance and DataScan, both part of World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM Lexus, South Florida’s only Lexus Plus dealer; and Home Franchise Concepts, a franchise network of home improvement products and services consisting of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft and AdvantaClean. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Irvine, Calif. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.