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Business Observer Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 8 months ago

Auto clubs merge, forming continent's second-largest AAA organization

The Auto Club Group, based in Tampa, has joined forces with AAA Carolinas.

TAMPA — The Auto Club Group, headquartered in Tampa and Dearborn, Mich., has merged and combined operations with Charlotte, N.C.-based AAA Carolinas.

According to a press release, the alliance forms North America’s second-largest AAA organization, boasting 13.5 million members and 9,600 employees in 13 states, two U.S. territories and the province of Quebec. Joseph Richardson Jr. will continue as The Auto Club Group president and CEO, the release states. Dave Parsons, the prior president and CEO of AAA Carolinas, will assume a consulting and advisory role.

Other terms of the merger were not disclosed in the statement.

“Combining both organizations’ complementary and unique strengths enhances ACG’s position as the second-largest AAA club and as a leader in the AAA federation,” Richardson states in the release. “More importantly, it provides a stronger offering of products and services for our members, and additional career opportunities for our employees.”

The combined organization will continue to operate as a member of the national AAA federation, which offers a range of insurance, financial and travel services to its 60 million members in the United States and Canada.

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