ORLANDO, Fla (September 4, 2020) – AAA, North America’s largest motorist and leisure travel organization, today announced that Douglas Kelly has been named vice president and general counsel. Based in Orlando, Fla., Kelly will leverage his more than two decades of legal experience to provide strategic direction to AAA’s Legal, Corporate Affairs and Insurance Services departments.
“With expertise including litigation, finance, public affairs, regulatory, international privacy and hospitality law, Doug will serve an integral role as our new general counsel,” said AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney. “We are pleased to welcome him to AAA.”
“Working for a widely recognized consumer brand as general counsel has been a career aspiration,” said Doug Kelly. “I gained tremendous experience working for Marriott Vacations Worldwide. I look forward to this new endeavor, which is sure to bring many professional opportunities and learning experiences. This kind of opportunity with AAA does not come along often.”
In his role with the more than 61 million member organization, Kelly will also serve as corporate secretary for the AAA Board of Directors, where he replaces current secretary Jim Brehm.
Prior to joining AAA, Kelly served as Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel at Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. Previous to that position, he held various legal positions with Marriott Vacations Worldwide and Marriott International, Inc. He also worked in the Orlando office of the law firm Holland & Knight LLP, and served as an adjunct professor of law at Florida A&M’s University College of Law. Among accolades, he was named to the Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: United States Rising Stars 2014 and serves a member of the board of directors of the Central Florida chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, where he previously served as the chapter’s president.
About AAA: AAA provides more than 61 million members with automotive, travel, insurance and financial services through its federation of 32 motor clubs and nearly 1,000 branch offices across North America. Since 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for safe mobility. Drivers can request roadside assistance, identify nearby gas prices, locate discounts, book a hotel or map a route via the AAA Mobile app. To join, visit AAA.com.