About Jack

A Jacksonville, Florida native, Jack Hanania attended Wolfson High School and Jacksonville College before beginning his automotive career as a salesman in 1983. By the following year, Jack had quickly advanced to become one of the youngest managers in the business at age 25.

After working in the automotive industry for 18 years, Jack purchased his first dealership, Acura of Orange Park, and founded Hanania Automotive Group. Today, Hanania Automotive Group is a leader in Northeast Florida auto sales and has grown to include a collision center and seventeen brand franchises including Audi, Acura, Alfa Romeo, FIAT, Ford, Genesis, Hyundai, INFINITI, Maserati, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Volkswagen. Each dealership offers new and used models as well as vehicle maintenance services.

With continued growth in sight, the auto group ventured out of the Jacksonville market, opening Acura dealerships in Miami, FL and Chattanooga, TN, a Honda dealership in Estero, Florida, and most recently, Iron City Ford in Birmingham, Alabama. The auto group also opened their second Audi dealership, Audi Jacksonville, Summer of 2018.
Committed to brand advancement and dealer growth, Jack served as President of the Audi Dealer Advisory Council from 2009-2013. Nominated by his peers, Jack is currently serving his third term as Chairman of the Acura National Dealer Advisory Board.

Jack and his wife Debbie have two sons, Jack, Jr., and Mark. The Hanania family are all active members in the local community. Jack serves as an executive board member of the Within Reach Foundation and supports local and national charities, including the Mayo Clinic, Wolfson Children's Hospital, K9s for Warriors, American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis, Dreams Come True, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, United Service Organization, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Blue Angels, Catholic Charities, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Nemours Children's Hospital, Concert on the Green, and River Garden just to name a few. Jack believes that the community is the cornerstone of his business and giving back is paramount.  

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