Outgoing President/CEO John Porter accepts position with AAA Southern New England

PORTLAND, Ore. — AAA Oregon/Idaho announces that its board of directors has named Timothy J. Morgan as President and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2014. He replaces Dr. John D. Porter who has accepted a position with AAA Southern New England. Porter’s last day with the Club will be Dec. 31, 2013.

Morgan will oversee all of the activities at AAA Oregon/Idaho, which includes emergency road service, travel services, and insurance and financial services. The club also works to represent members in public policy matters, actively participating in the legislative processes in both Salem and Boise. AAA Oregon/Idaho has 22 Service Centers and approximately 750,000 members in the two states.

Morgan has been the Executive Vice President of Business Operations and Finance at AAA Oregon/Idaho for more than a decade. He currently directs the accounting, financial services, automotive services, risk management, membership and information system functions of the Club.

Morgan says, “”I am honored to be chosen to lead AAA Oregon/Idaho. I’m committed to ensuring that we continue to serve our members and represent the interests of motorists and travelers.”

“Passing the baton to Tim will be both difficult and easy for me at the same time,” says Porter. “Difficult because I will miss being part of this terrific AAA Club that I’ve called home for the last two decades. Easy because I am confident the board members made the very best possible decision in their selection of Tim. He will lead AAA Oregon/Idaho well.”

Morgan is active in the community and serves on the boards of the University of Portland and the First Tee of Greater Portland. Previously he has served on the boards of Columbia Edgewater Country Club, University of Portland National Alumni Board, Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross, Insights Teen Parent Program and Portland Bottling Company. He also instructed for the Conviser Duffy CPA review program for several years.

Morgan is a native Oregonian and was raised in Portland. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Portland. He completed the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business Executive Management Program. He is also a CPA. Tim and his wife, Missi, live in Northwest Portland and have two sons.

Porter has been the President and CEO of AAA Oregon/Idaho for the past 12 years and has worked at the Club for the last 20 years. He says, “I’m excited about my new responsibilities. But I will dearly miss AAA Oregon/Idaho and the beautiful Pacific Northwest.”

Under Porter’s leadership, AAA Oregon/Idaho gained more than 150,000 members and nearly tripled its property and casualty insurance business. AAA Oregon/Idaho has received numerous awards with Porter at the helm. The Club has received the award for Excellence in Roadside Assistance from AAA National, as well as having twice received AAA National’s award for Excellence in Public and Government Affairs.

Porter is a member of the board of directors of AAA Oregon/Idaho. He also serves on several national committees within the larger AAA federation. In addition, Porter is a member of the board of directors of the AAA Life Insurance Company and serves on the boards of directors of two property and casualty insurance companies, the American Commerce Insurance Company and State-Wide Insurance Company. He is a member of the SOLVE Founders Circle, a former Trustee of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (a non-profit research organization), and a Past President of the Oregon State University Alumni Association. He remains a member of the Dean’s Circle of Excellence for the College of Business, also at OSU.

Porter is also a native Oregonian. He grew up in Tillamook County. He and his wife, Keely, currently live in Tualatin and will be relocating to Providence, Rhode Island where Porter will serve as Executive Vice President of AAA Southern New England. That AAA club has approximately 3.6 million members in portions of five northeastern states.