Miles Austin Forman, president of American Marketing and Management, is a real estate developer and entrepreneur who has achieved success by recognizing opportunities. As a student, Forman spent his summers working at the United Federal Savings and Loan Company. There, he obtained the skills to set the foundation for his entrepreneurial career.
While attending the University of Florida, Forman obtained a job through his roommate and learned about the cemetery business. After serving in the United States Army, he saw an opportunity to sell pre-need cemetery property in Broward County–replicating the success of such businesses in Gainesville and Daytona Beach. In 1971, West Lawn Memorial Gardens was built. Shortly afterwards, Forman began building grand mausoleums. Today, the Shrine of Light Mausoleum is a well known landmark. Along with purchasing private cemeteries, Forman discovered the lucrative business of buying and selling distressed properties, growing his real estate holdings in the 1980s. Forman supports education, the arts, and animals, among many other causes, and has contributed to groups such as The Museum of Science and Discovery and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.