6 January 2014
TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA) reported its director, Patrick F. Donelan died on December 31, 2013 at his home in Surrey, England.
Donelan served as an independent director of TA and as chair of the TA nominating and governance committee of the TA Board, since TA became a publicly owned company in January 2007.
Donelan was a well-known banker who had previously served as chairman of Kleinwort Benson (North America), Inc., the US based subsidiary of Kleinwort Benson Ltd., a United Kingdom based bank. After Kleinwort Benson was acquired by Germany´s Dresdner Bank in 1995, Donelan remained with Dresdner Bank as Managing director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, a United Kingdom based bank subsidiary of Dresdner Bank, until he retired from banking in 2001. Thereafter, Donelan served as an executive or a board member of public and private businesses based in both the United States and England.
TravelCenters of America is a Fortune 500 company that operates and franchises a network of travel centers along the US Interstate Highway system under the brand names “TravelCenters of America,” “TA,” “Petro Stopping Centers” and “Petro.”