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Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors.

Spencer Angerbauer

Director since 2016

Mr. Angerbauer currently is the CEO/President and Managing Partner of Venture Slopes, LLC (aka SS Investments I, LLC), owner, CEO and Principal Manager of MavenXP (dba SS Holdings I, LLC), and CEO and director of Joonto, LLC. Mr. Angerbauer previously served as the Founder, President, and CEO of EQUINOX Business Solutions, a SaaS, back-office, and insurance firm in the commercial transportation industry. Mr. Angerbauer also founded a handful of SaaS and technology companies, including MotionSlice LLC, Tabitop LLC, Critical Spoke LLC, and MotionVest, LLC. Mr. Angerbauer also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Mountain West Group.

Yvette Bright

Director since 2020

Ms. Bright is the president of Brighter Horizon Foundation, whose mission is to support high school students in becoming the first in their family to pursue a four-year college education. Ms. Bright retired in 2018 as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. She currently serves on several Boards of Directors, including Independence Health Group, National Life Group, and Reveleer, and the Advisory Board of Clarify Health.

Jack Brown

Current Chair and Director since 2011

Mr. Brown is the retired chairman of BASES/The Nielsen Company. Prior to BASES, Mr. Brown was president of SAMI/Burke, a division of Time Inc. (now Time Warner). Mr. Brown was also a senior partner at Booz Allen and Hamilton, and president and a member of the firm’s board of directors. Mr. Brown serves on the board of directors for AAA Club Alliance, AAA Club Partners, Ohio National Financial Services, and Verascape.

Paula Collins

Director since 1998

Ms. Collins is a founder and former chief executive officer of WDG Ventures, a real estate development and consulting firm formed in 1988. She was chair of the board in 2003 and 2004, serving on the board through 2010. She was reelected to the board in 2012. She currently serves on the boards of the American Automobile Association, Mountain West Group, and AAA Club Partners. Ms. Collins was a founder and director of the Presidio Bank in San Francisco, which was acquired by Heritage Bank of Commerce, and is a director and prior Chair of The Presidio Trust, and a director of the Glide Foundation. 

Mary Cranston

Director since 2008

Ms. Cranston is a retired senior partner and past chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. She served as vice chair of the board from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Cranston is a member of the boards of Visa, Chemours, MyoKardia, McAfee, Fiduciary Trust Company International, and Boardspan. Ms. Cranston also served as a Stanford University trustee and alumni association president and as chair of the board of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She has served on the board of the Commonwealth Club since 2003, and was chair from 2007 to 2009. She has been on the board of directors of Catalyst since 2006.

Richard “Dick” Daniels

Director since 2020

Mr. Daniels retired as executive vice president and chief information officer for Kaiser Permanente's hospitals and health plans. He had previously served as Kaiser's senior vice president of enterprise shared services and senior vice president of information technology for health plan and hospital operations. Before joining Kaiser, Mr. Daniels was senior vice president and divisional CIO for the Auto Finance Division of Capital One and a senior vice president at JPMorgan Chase. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Playworks, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI), and Silicon Valley Bank.

Mary Hennessy

Director since 2012

Ms. Hennessy is an independent consultant to the property and casualty insurance and reinsurance industry. Ms. Hennessy’s professional background includes over 40 years of both consulting and executive roles in the insurance and reinsurance industries. She has held CEO and C-suite roles at Overseas Partners, Ltd (Bermuda), American Re-Insurance Company, GMAC Personal Lines Insurance, and TIG Holdings, Inc. And, she has spent over 20 years consulting in insurance strategy, operations and merger/acquisitions as a principal at Towers Watson. Ms. Hennessy serves on the boards of AAA Life Insurance Company, AAA Club Partners, AAA Club Alliance, AssuredPartners, and Geovera Holdings.

Ralph "Mike" Michael

Director since 2012

Mr. Michael is the Chairman of the Cincinnati region of Fifth Third Bank. Mr. Michael served in various executive positions with Fifth Third Bank, U.S. Bank, Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, and PNC Financial Services Group. He serves on the boards of AAA Club Alliance, Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. (fka AK Steel Holding Corporation), Arlington Asset Investment Corporation, Cincinnati Bengals, SERVE Insurance, TriHealth, and Xavier University.

James "Chip" Pease

Director since 2018

Mr. Pease is the Chair of AAA Club Alliance and AAA Club Partners. Mr. Pease has served in various positions at AAA, including as a member of the Accreditation Commission, Chair of the Eastern Conference of AAA Clubs, member of the AAA National Travel Committee, Chair of Midwest Auto Clubs, and Chair of the AAA National Strategic Business Committee. Prior to joining AAA Cincinnati, Mr. Pease spent 20 years in a number of senior executive positions with Pease Industries and as president and chief executive officer of Pease Company.

Wendy Paskin-Jordan

Director since 2021

Ms. Paskin-Jordan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Paskin & Berler Capital Advisors. She previously worked at Montgomery Asset Management and Wells Fargo. She currently serves on advisory boards for Harvest Funds Management and PIMCO RIA. She also served on the Corporate Board of Real Property Funds II, IV, and V, sub-advised by Buchanan Street Partners from 2008 to 2017. Ms. Paskin-Jordan is also the Chair of Mountain West Group board of directors and a member of the AAA Club Partners board.

Donald Smith

Director since 2018

Mr. Smith recently retired as chief executive officer and a director of CopperPoint Mutual, with more than four decades of experience in the insurance business. Mr. Smith previously spent 20 years at Continental, a New York-based insurance company, where he previously served as vice president and director of its Mid-Atlantic region. For five years beginning in 1995, Mr. Smith served as a Deputy Secretary in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Mr. Smith has been serving on the AAA Arizona (now Mountain West Group) Board of Directors since 2012.

Tom Troy

Director since 2019

Mr. Troy is president and chief executive officer of CSAA Insurance Group. He joined the company in April 2019, having previously served in key executive roles at Allstate, including executive vice president for Allstate Business Insurance, Encompass Insurance, Esurance and Ivantage, and executive vice president of Allstate Brand Operations. Prior to Allstate, Mr. Troy was EVP and COO with Liberty Mutual and, before that, he held senior leadership positions with Safeco Corporation.

Board Advisors

Kenneth Coleman

Director 2008-2019, Board advisor since 2019

Mr. Coleman is the founder and former chairman and CEO of ITM Software. Previously, he was executive vice president of global sales, service, and marketing for Silicon Graphics, Inc., vice president of product development at Activision, Inc., and held various management positions at Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Coleman is on the board of directors of Saama Technologies, Discovery Health Partners, EIS Group, Prevedere and ROOM8, and is a member of the advisory board of the Ohio State University Fisher Business School.