The Dearborn-based Auto Club Group, of which AAA Michigan is a part, has merged with AAA Carolinas to create North America’s second-largest auto club with 13.5 million members and 9,600 employees.
The Auto Club Group’s addition of North Carolina and South Carolina gives it representation in 13 states, two U.S. territories, and the Canadian province of Quebec.
Joseph J. Richardson Jr. will continue as The Auto Club Group president and CEO, while Dave Parsons, the prior president and CEO of AAA Carolinas, will assume a consulting and advisory role. The Auto Club Group now has three main hub headquarters in Dearborn; Charlotte, N.C.; and Tampa, Fla.
“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,” says Richardson. “More importantly, it provides a stronger offering of products and services for our members, and additional career opportunities for our employees.”
AAA Carolinas has been a pioneer in car care with nearly 40 facilities operating across two states, and also has been a provider of AAA Travel services.
The combined organization will provide membership, auto, home and life insurance, travel, and financial services to its members. The Auto Club Group belongs to the national AAA federation with 60 million members in the United States and Canada.