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AUL Among North Bay’s ‘Best Places to Work’


NAPA, Calif. — AUL Corp. has been honored as one of the “Best Places to Work” for the fifth consecutive year by the North Bay Business Journal.

The 13th annual competition recognizes companies that excel in quality, professionalism, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie, as reported firsthand by their employees. This year’s winners were selected from the more than 8,025 completed anonymous employee surveys and a review by the editorial staff of employee comments.

“It has always been our belief that if you nurture and empower your employees, they will drive a company’s success through dedication, hard work, and pride of ownership,” said AUL President and CEO Jimmy Atkinson. “By virtue of our amazing growth and our employees’ enthusiasm for their work and their fellow employees, this goal is being realized. We continually express our gratitude to our employees for making AUL the best it can be.”

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AUL Among North Bay’s ‘Best Places to Work’


NAPA, Calif. — AUL Corp. has been honored as one of the “Best Places to Work” for the fifth consecutive year by the North Bay Business Journal.

The 13th annual competition recognizes companies that excel in quality, professionalism, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie, as reported firsthand by their employees. This year’s winners were selected from the more than 8,025 completed anonymous employee surveys and a review by the editorial staff of employee comments.

“It has always been our belief that if you nurture and empower your employees, they will drive a company’s success through dedication, hard work, and pride of ownership,” said AUL President and CEO Jimmy Atkinson. “By virtue of our amazing growth and our employees’ enthusiasm for their work and their fellow employees, this goal is being realized. We continually express our gratitude to our employees for making AUL the best it can be.”

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AUL Brings in Assurant’s David Chang as CFO


NAPA, Calif. — Vehicle service contracts administrator AUL Corp. has appointed David Chang to the position of CFO, announced Jimmy Atkinson, the firm’s president and CEO. Chang, who brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, has been recruited to prepare the firm for its next phase of growth. The appointment represents the second addition to AUL’s executive team in 2018, following new CIO Jose Fleites’ March appointment.

“As we continue to grow, it is vital that we take advantage of opportunities to enhance the strength and expertise of our leadership team, and David brings a depth of knowledge and experience to elevate our financial processes, systems, forecasting, and reporting to an institutional level,” stated Atkinson.

Chang most recently served as vice president of FP&A for Assurant, a global provider of risk-management solutions, where he drove financial planning, forecasting, reporting, and analysis for a $3 billion gross premium business segment. Prior to Assurant, Chang spent nearly 20 years with General Electric, culminating in the position of CFO for a $300 million P&L with six facilities spanning three continents, all according to the announcement.

“In addition to his immense professional qualifications, David’s genuine concern and compassion for his fellow workers demonstrate what a great fit he is for AUL. We welcome him with great excitement and enthusiasm,” Atkinson said.

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AUL Corp. Awarded System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II for Second Year in a Row


NAPA, Calif. – For the second year in a row, AUL Corp. (AUL), the nation’s leading vehicle service contracts (VSC) administrator, has completed all of the requirements for a Systems and Organizations Control (SOC) 2 Type II Audit for calendar year 2018, announced Jimmy Atkinson, AUL’s president and CEO. This extensive report provides independent validation that AUL’s internal controls are in accordance with the selected Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ trust services principles and criteria.

“The continuation of our commitment to security is paramount and core to who we are.” said Jimmy Atkinson, AUL’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that by following best practices and current regulatory guidance, we make AUL a stronger, more effective partner for our nationwide network of agents, dealers, lenders, and contract holders.”

With privacy and security of data becoming increasingly important, SOC 2 compliance demonstrates to consumers and partners that AUL has industry leading controls in its data systems, technologies, and processes. Further, SOC 2 compliance requires that these controls be effective over a period of time rather than at a point in time.

One of the leading independent accounting auditors, Armanino, completed the SOC 2 Audit verifying that AUL’s processes and systems meet all the requirements for security, availability and confidentiality. Armanino is the largest California-based CPA and consulting firm and one of the top ten fastest-growing large accounting firms in the nation. Specifically targeting service firms with a focus on security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy, the SOC 2 Audit best meets the demands of the vehicle service contract industry.

“Achieving SOC 2 compliance for the second year in a row is a major achievement for any service provider and demonstrates AUL’s continuing commitment to a strong internal control environment. Obtaining a SOC 2 report is a major differentiator for AUL as they look to continue growing their business,” said Liam Collins of Armanino.

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AUL Surpasses Two Million Contracts Issued


NAPA, Calif. — AUL Corp. surpassed 2 million contracts issued, the vehicle service contract provider announced last week. Officials said the milestone makes the firm one of the top independent VSC providers in the nation.

Founded in 1990 by industry icon Luis Nieves, AUL achieved the milestone just seven years after it touched the million-policy mark in 2011. Officials said that means the firm reached two million policies issued in about a third of the time.

“We are thrilled for the accomplishment, but we are even more thankful for our amazing family of independent agents and dealers,” said Jimmy Atkinson, AUL Corp.’s president and CEO. “Without [their] help, this achievement would not be possible.”

Atkinson said one of the drivers is consumers, who are keeping their vehicles longer than ever before. Vehicles are also more complex and technologically advanced, increasing the need for added protection. “When you combine the increasing need for VSC’s with AUL’s comprehensive policies and industry-leading customer support staff, you have a business that is primed for growth,” Atkinson said.

The firm recently promoted Henry Paoli to national sales manager and brought in a fourth regional sales executive in response to the company’s strong sales.

“We have always strived to be a leader in customer service and to provide the best suite of policies in the industry. And the only way to deliver upon those high standards is to bring in the best people in the business,” said Jason Garner, AUL’s senior vice president of sales and business development. “With 2017 having been the best performing year in AUL’s history, we look forward to serving our next million customers with our never-ending dedication to hard work and integrity.”

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AUL Corp celebrates 16th Presidents Club Event in Cuba


“It was very exciting to be in Cuba and engage with the Cuban people,” said Chief Operating Officer Jimmy Atkinson. “We toured several areas before ending in Havana, and the people couldn’t have been friendlier. In many ways, it was like stepping back in time. It was an honor to be able to host our Presidents Club agents and share the experience with them.”

“Going to Cuba was a determined dream come true for all of our Presidents Club members. It was the most valuable gift to date, the most joyful interlude that we could have wished to make come true for them and their spouses. Moreover, our appreciation for our loyal and treasured agent partners is inestimable. Cuba was our humble attempt to express that,” said Luis Nieves, founder and CEO of AUL Corp.

About AUL Presidents Club — The AUL Presidents Club trip is an annual event that AUL hosts for its top performing agencies. Over the last sixteen years, the event has been held in tropical locations, such as Grand Cayman and Turks & Caicos, along with many other exclusive destinations. The 2017 Presidents Club location will be announced in February 2017 at the National Agency Meeting in Napa, California.

About AUL Corp — AUL Corp is a vehicle service contract company founded in Napa, California, in 1990 by Luis Nieves, President and CEO. AUL has 117 employees in its downtown Napa offices and hundreds of agents across the country selling its products. AUL Corp founded the national used car service contract industry in 1990 with its still famous Any Year, Any Mileage® vehicle service contract. AUL continues leading its industry and is the only provider of its type authorized to conduct business in all 50 States. AUL enjoys a long relationship with its underwriters, who hold an A.M. Best rating of “A” or excellent. AUL Corp also enjoys the longest-term relationships in the industry with its agent and dealer clients as verified by independent third-party research. AUL’s mission is to be the premier service contract administrator in America by any quantifiable measurement of business activity.

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