BCAA appoints Tim Condon as new President and Chief Executive Officer

    Former Canadian Tire executive to succeed Bill Bullis who retires later
    this year

BURNABY, BC, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - British Columbia Automobile Association Board Chair Brian Minter today announced the appointment of Tim Condon as BCAA's new President and CEO. Condon, who assumes the post on December 14, succeeds Bill Bullis who is retiring later this year after a distinguished 14-year career with BCAA.

Condon, 47, joins BCAA following a successful 17-year tenure with Canadian Tire where he most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer, a role in which he was accountable for corporate strategy, acquisitions, new business ventures and the corporation's environmental strategy.

Minter says Condon is well suited to lead BCAA, a diversified consumer services organization with nearly 790,000 members and deep roots in communities throughout the province. "BCAA has built a strong brand and customer base over the past century, and Tim has a solid background in brand marketing, customer service and new business development," says Minter. "These complementary competencies combined with his experience in businesses similar to BCAA's make him an excellent fit to lead BCAA into the future delivering innovative products and services, as well as a positive and memorable experience for our members and customers."

Previously, Condon championed the launch of Canadian Tire's retail banking venture, and led a number of the company's business units, including the insurance and emergency roadside assistance businesses along with an award-winning customer service centre. He was also President of Comp-U-Card Canada, a wholly owned travel subsidiary of Canadian Tire Financial Services.

"I am thrilled to be joining an organization that has an outstanding reputation both for customer service and for being an employer of choice," says Condon. "I look forward to contributing to BCAA's continued success and working with the leadership team, employees and business partners, focusing on the needs members and customers and exceeding their expectations."

Condon is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Throughout his career he has maintained strong community involvement. He is actively involved as a consulting volunteer with the Royal Canadian Golf Association. He is also a past President of the Board of Directors for Family and Children's Services Niagara and a former member of the Advisory Board for the Brock University Business School.

About BCAA

BCAA is dedicated to meeting the needs of its members and customers throughout B.C. and the Yukon, connecting them with a team of membership, automotive, travel and insurance professionals. With over 793,000 members and $130 million in revenues, BCAA is the largest organization of its kind in B.C. and the fourth largest CAA-affiliated association in Canada. For the past three years, BCAA was named one the 50 Best Employers in Canada by international HR consultants Hewitt Associates and the Globe & Mail's Report on Business magazine. In addition, BCAA Insurance has been awarded the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Home Insurance Providers" by consumer research group, J.D. Power and Associates. To learn more about BCAA's products, services and member advocacy, visit www.bcaa.com. For more information on the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation visit www.tsf-bcaa.com.

Editor notes:

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SOURCE British Columbia Automobile Association

For further information: For further information: or to request an interview with Tim Condon please contact: Jennifer Timm, BCAA Media Relations, Tel: (604) 268-5342, Cell: (778) 228-8859, E-mail: jennifer.timm@bcaa.com

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