IRVINE, California, December 9, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained Executive Search Firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Craig Terrell as Group Manager, Infrastructure Development & Support with The Automobile Club of Southern California, located in Coppell, Texas.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner and Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull Executive Search.  According to Mr. Lipus, “as Automobile Club of Southern California expands their presence in Texas, with the completion of a new campus and data center, Craig was a natural selection to lead infrastructure development and support from the new Coppell campus. Craig brings a wealth of experience to this role and the interpersonal skills to effectively lead this effort.”

Mr. Terrell possesses significant experience in leading data center infrastructure, servers, storage systems, network infrastructure, security and remote access.  Mr. Terrell has an architecture and engineering background along with twenty plus years of experience developing and managing projects, systems, and large teams.  Prior to his placement with The Automobile Club of Southern California, Mr. Terrell worked for the University of North Texas as the Senior Director of Infrastructure.

Mr. Terrell earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of North Texas, Denton Texas.

About The Automobile Club of Southern California

The Automobile Club of Southern California ( is the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs and has been serving members since 1900. Members benefit from 24 hour roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services and highway and transportation safety programs.

Today, the Auto Club serves more than 14 million AAA members in 21 states from over 300 branch offices and twelve regional call centers through its family of companies including Automobile Club of Southern California, AAA Alabama, AAA East Central (parts of: Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia) AAA Hawaii, AAA Missouri (Missouri, Arkansas, eastern Kansas, southern Illinois, southern Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi), AAA New Mexico, AAA Northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont), AAA Texas, and AAA Tidewater Virginia. The Auto Club operates the largest leisure travel agency in the Western United States and the Auto Club’s affiliated Inter-insurance Exchange is one of the largest auto and home insurers in California.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including AECOM, Broadcom, First American Financial, Allergan, Panda Express, Anaheim Ducks,, Local Corp, ICU Medical, and Taylor Guitars.