Rhode Island Executive Named National AAA Board ChairMay 10, 2019
William (Bill) A. Mekrut was elected chair of the AAA National Board of Directors at the 116th AAA Annual Meeting in Chandler, AZ on May 7, 2019. Mekrut will serve as board chair for the 59 million member not-for-profit federation for two one-year terms.
Mekrut recently retired as vice president and treasurer of FM Global, where he worked since 1990. Prior to Mekrut’s insurance career, he was a senior tax manager with Ernst & Young in Providence.
Mekrut serves as a member of the Providence College President’s Council, as an advisory board member of the Providence College School of Business and is a former chair of the Board of Delta Dental of Rhode Island.
He joined the board of AAA Northeast in 2008, and was elected to the national board in 2015, also serving as vice chair.
“AAA is a brand that is trusted by millions of consumers, and we must deliver the ultimate experience to our members through not only superior roadside service, but through competitive benefits and value-added programs,” said Mekrut. “I look forward to working with the AAA board and clubs to build upon our rich legacy, exploring and implementing new ways to delight and serve our members with the levels of innovation and service quality they have come to expect from us — at the roadside and beyond.”