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JM&A Group Executives Move to New Roles

February 12, 2009

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – Jim Moran & Associates Inc. and its affiliated companies comprising the JM&A Group (JM&A), an independent provider of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry, has announced two organizational changes.

Ron Coombs has assumed the role of senior vice president and chief operating officer. In his new position, Coombs is responsible for all sales and operations functions for JM&A, including oversight for National Sales, Strategic Alliances, Product Development and Operations, Insurance Services and the Performance Development Center departments. He also serves as a member of the Executive Management Team of JM&A's parent company, JM Family Enterprises Inc. (JM Family). Most recently, Coombs served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for JM&A.

Coombs joined JM Family in 1999 as vice president, Long-Range Planning for subsidiary World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company. In 2001, he was promoted to JM&A vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining JM Family, Coombs worked at Key Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland, Ohio. Coombs received his master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University and his bachelor's degree in economics from Albion College. He and his wife, Catherine, reside in Boca Raton, Fla., with their three children.

Bill Curran will take over the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer. In his new role, Curran is responsible for all finance and accounting operations. Most recently he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for JM&A. Curran started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and subsequently held the position of chief financial officer at several companies.

Curran received his bachelor's degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. He received his master's degree in business administration from Columbia University, and subsequently became a Certified Public Accountant in 1975. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Plantation, Fla. The couple has three grown children.

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