AAA Elects New Directors During 101st Annual Meeting

Orlando, Fla. – 4/21/2004

AAA, the nation’s largest motorists organization, today elected four new members to its national board of directors during the AAA Annual Meeting in Kissimmee, Fla. today at the Gaylord Palms Hotel.

Approximately 850 delegates and club officials, representing the federation’s 76 affiliated clubs in the United States and Canada took part in the meeting.

The new AAA Board directors — who will serve three year terms — are:

Chris M. Bauer, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Edward C. Coaxum, Jr., Shaker Heights, Ohio
Thomas E. O’Brien, Tampa, Fla.
Thomas V. McKernan, Jr., Costa Mesa, Calif.
Re-elected to the AAA Board for three year terms are:

Debra A. Dinnocenzo, Wexford, Penn.
Mark A. Shaw, Providence Rhode Island
The meeting resulted in the re-election of AAA’s current Board Chairman and Vice Chairman, and the election of a new Secretary. AAA’s Board officers for 2004 -2005 are:

Chairman of the Board, Willis B. Wood, Jr., Los Angeles, Calif.
Vice Chairman of the Board, Charlie H. Hire, Columbus, Ohio
Secretary, J. Crawford Reid, Brantford, Ontario, Canada Retiring from the AAA Board this year are:
Charles E. Allen, Director, 1991 — 2004, and Chairman 1999 – 2001, Dearborn, Mich.
William I. McKenzie, Director, 1989 — 2004, Portland, Maine
Marilyn M. Pfaltz, Director, 1996 — 2004, and Secretary 1999 — 2004, Summit, N.J.
Robert R. Sharp, Director, 1986 — 2004, Tampa, Fla.
As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides its members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully-tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at

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