Thomas V. McKernan
Chair of the Board of the Automobile Club of Southern California
Thomas McKernan is chair of the board of the Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest AAA-affiliated motor club in the country. He also is chairman of the Orange County chapter of the New Majority, an organization that promotes fiscally responsible government and supports inclusive, mainstream political approaches.
He is a long-serving member of the California Business Roundtable and was its chairman from 2005 to 2006. The California Business Roundtable is a non-partisan organization composed of chief executive officers of California's leading corporations. It was created to permit senior business leaders to play an active role in the formulation and evaluation of public policy that fosters vigorous economic growth, a vibrant economy and a well-educated and productive workforce to ensure the state's future competitiveness.
Mr. McKernan serves on the board of directors of the California Chamber of Commerce and on the corporate boards of Blue Shield of California, Payden and Rygel Mutual Funds, and Forest Lawn Memorial Parks Association.
In February 2007, Mr. McKernan was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on the Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force. He accompanied the Governor on a trade mission to Japan in November 2004.
He is a recipient of the Southern California Leader of the Year award from the Southern California Leadership Network. Mr. McKernan resides in Arcadia.