(LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2007) — The Automobile Club of Southern California today announced the appointment of Thomas E. Larkin, Jr. to its Board of Directors as well as the re-appointment of Peter K. Barker, David R. Carpenter and Gilbert T. Ray.
"We are fortunate to have highly qualified and successful business leaders willing to help guide the Club?s continuing success," said Thomas V. McKernan, Chief Executive Officer of the Auto Club. "The Auto Club has grown substantially and expanded into numerous states as it pursues the organization?s mission of exceptional member service."
Larkin is Vice Chairman of TCW Investment Management Company. He serves on the boards of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, and Children?s Hospital of Los Angeles. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Loyola Marymount University, Mount St. Mary?s College and University of Notre Dame.
Barker is a retired partner of the investment firm, Goldman, Sachs & Co. His professional affiliations include serving on the boards of the W.M. Keck Foundation, Fletcher Jones Foundation, Avery Dennison Corporation and Ameron International. He also serves as a trustee for Claremont McKenna College, a trustee of the Huntington Library and a director of the Metropolitan Los Angeles YMCA.
Carpenter is Chairman and CEO of UniHealth Foundation. He also serves as a director on the board of Transamerica Investment Management and is a member of the Society of Actuaries. He is a past director of H.F. Ahmanson, PacifiCare, Central City Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of Contemporary Art. He is also the founding chairman of the Alliance of Aging Research based in Washington D.C.
Ray is a retired partner of O?Melveny & Myers LLP. He serves on the boards of DiamondRock Hospitality, IHOP Corporation, Advanced Auto Parts Company, St. John?s Health Center Foundation and The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.
The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs, has been serving members since 1900. Today, the Auto Club?s members benefit by roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services and highway and transportation safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on the Auto Club's Web site at www.aaa.com