1996 – Deerfield Beach, Florida
As President and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Pat Moran has led the company’s growth from an already successful $2.4 billion business when she joined the company in 1983 into a $6.2 billion force in the automotive industry today. According to Forbes’ most recent ranking, JM Family is now the 22nd largest privately owned company in the U.S. Pat views her primary responsibility as carrying the torch of leadership for future generations and maintaining JM Family’s success for her family and the 2,300 associates who work with her. As a reflection of her efforts, JM Family was just ranked 23rd in Fortune magazine’s list of the Best Companies to Work for in the US In addition, JM Family was named the top woman-owned business in the country for the second consecutive year by Working Woman magazine. When Pat joined the company, she worked her way through the ranks before being named president in 1989. Under her direction, the company’s core business, Southeast Toyota Distributors, Inc., remains the largest Toyota distributor in the world and is number one in dealer profitability, customer satisfaction and sales. JM Family is also a leader in the community, and charitable organizations that benefit children are very close to Pat’s heart. She serves on the board of Take Stock in Children, which provides scholarships and mentoring to at-risk students. She is a member of the Florida Council of 100 and recently joined its education task force. In addition, she is a recipient of the Excalibur Award from the American Cancer Society for her lead role in the Breast Cancer Initiative, a program designed to increase awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection. Pat is an active member of the Committee of 200, a national organization of women business leaders, and serves on its Foundation Board. She is a board member of American Heritage Life Insurance and Boca Resort and Club. Pat attended Marquette University and has three children and several grandchildren.