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ACRA Announces 2 New Board Members – Rental Operations


Both seasoned car rental professionals, Bazan is currently developing a startup and Rothman recently joined Empire Mobility as CEO.

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The American Car Rental Association (ACRA) has announced two board members. Carlos Bazan and Eric Rothman begin their terms immediately.

Carlos A. Bazan

Bazan is a seasoned businessman with over 25 years of experience managing startups and blue chip companies. He has worked primarily in the media, oil and gas, retail and transportation industries. Bazan has extensive experience operating peer-to-peer and direct independent car rental companies, including neighborhoods and airport facilities.

Bazan has managed rental car companies in the San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Reno/Tahoe, San Jose and Honolulu markets. Its primary focus is high-level management, legal compliance, risk and decision-making, and operations. Today, Bazan is working to grow a car rental startup in Los Angeles under the joint SAVVA Rent a Car / Routes Car Rental brands.

In the political arena, Bazan has been active in lobbying in the United States, Mexico, and the European Union (Belgium), and has been featured in the media in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and Spain. . He has also been a member of the American Car Rental Association since 2018, California Ambassador and member of the Legal and Legislative Committee since early 2019.

Eric Rotman

Eric Rothman is currently CEO of Empire Mobility (formerly Empire Rent A Car), specializing in the rental of vans and trucks primarily to commercial and corporate accounts in the Northeast. He recently left Fast Track Mobility, LLC, a TNC car rental and fleet management company in New York City, where he served as Founder, Chairman and CEO and member of the Board of Directors from July 2014 to December 2021.

Rothman previously served on the ACRA Board of Directors and has continuously served on its Mobility Task Force as well as its Legal and Legislative Committee since 2017. He served as President and Executive Director of the Driver Opportunity Services Association from September 2018 to December 2021, a commercial group of rental vehicle companies in NYC. In addition to those roles, Rothman served on the Sands Point Community Synagogue board and finance committee from 2013-2021, and is the owner and board member of the Guaynabo Mets, a basketball team. professional ball in Puerto Rico.

Rothman has over 25 years of investment and management experience. After federal clerkship at the US Court of International Trade, he began his career as a corporate finance and bankruptcy attorney at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. From 1999 to 2004, he was senior vice president, global head of structured products for Assured Guaranty Corp., a monoline insurance and reinsurance company. After Assured Guaranty, he was a managing director at UBS Securities, LLC from 2004 to 2007, where he led the synthetic strategies group within fixed income. In 2008, he became President and Chief Investment Officer of The Zeus Organization, LLC from 2008 to 2014, a distressed debt buyer and practice group.

Rothman received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate, with honors, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.