Pat Moran, 60
Chairman, JM Family Enterprises Inc. and Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC
First automotive job: Clerk at JM Family Enterprises in 1983
Most fun automotive job: "The years that I worked in human resources. It was because I could really be out there with the people."
- 2000 Chairman and president, Southeast Toyota Distributors; CEO, JM Family Enterprises
- 1992 President and CEO, JM Family Enterprises; president, Southeast Toyota Distributors
- 1989 President, Southeast Toyota Distributors; executive vice president, JM Family Enterprises
Proudest achievement: "When I got the distinguished service citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame. That was in 2001. Being a woman in the auto industry, that probably meant more to me than anything."
Current challenge: "Growing our people for the future. I love to give opportunities for all our people. Their growth and development is very important to me. That's an ongoing challenge: developing our people along with the growth of the company, of course."
On being successful: "No matter how hard it gets, never give up. Keep moving forward. Keep growing, keep learning. Keep improving yourself."
What women need to know for success in the auto industry: "It goes for anybody. It's not just successful in the auto industry, but in everyday life, but it is to listen well. I have learned that. I have learned that you don't know it all, you can't know it all and that listening is your greatest tool in learning any type of skill in any type of business. Step back and listen."
Job to which you aspire: "I've got a lot of jobs right now. I've got my job, I've got my charity that I'm very much involved in. I've raised children. I'm raising grandchildren."
What you do to relax: "I work out a lot. I've worked out since I've been in my 20s. I like to hike. I like Pilates. I like to sit on rocks and think. I love the outdoors."