In Memoriam: Linda King, Owner of Linda A. King and Associates Claims Management

Linda King
Linda King

Linda King, an attorney specializing in representation of rental car and truck operations, died in San Diego on Friday Dec. 26.

After receiving her law degree in 1979, she started a law practice and claims management company in San Diego. As a supplier to the car rental industry, Linda A. King and Associates Claims Management Inc. specializes in insurance services, legal services, training and rental agreements.

“At the time she started her company, she was one of very few women in the industry,” says Sara Zadorozny, King’s daughter. “She actually began working at a rental car company in college. During that time, she realized that there was a need for what she did.”

Jim Tennant of The Tennant Group refers to King as “a great friend of the vehicle rental industry.”

“She showed independents and licensees how to dramatically reduce their insurance costs and acted as the claims department for many companies, including mine,” says Tennant. “She also appeared at various state hearings on behalf of the industry on many occasions.”

Shawn Hack of San Diego’s Payless franchise recalls King’s willingness to help others. “The people she helped on a professional level pale in comparison to those she helped on a personal level. She went above and beyond in maintaining good relationships and used those relationships to help others even more. Her wit and charisma made her an absolute joy to be around, and she will be deeply missed.”

On behalf of the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), the King family was presented with an achievement award honoring Linda’s contributions to the auto rental industry.

“I was so honored to know what a difference she made for many in the rental car industry,” says Zadorozny. “It was evident at the celebration of her life how many people credit her with their success in the rental car industry.”

Comments

  1. Sharon Faulkner [ January 28, 2015 @ 12:39PM ]

    Linda King worked tirelessly assisting so many car rental operators over the years. Her expertise and knowledge will be sorely missed.

  2. Eric Jarvis [ January 28, 2015 @ 12:53PM ]

    Linda paved the way for many of us on the risk management side of the car rental industry. For her advocacy and groundbreaking risk mitigation concepts, she will be remembered.

  3. Roger zakharia [ January 29, 2015 @ 11:44AM ]

    I have known Linda for over 14 years. Not only I lost a wonderful friend and an amazing business consultant, we all lost an "icon" in our industry.

    I miss her dearly.

  4. Leslie Saunders [ February 3, 2015 @ 08:28AM ]

    I first met Linda over 30 years ago. There were very few women in the industry then. For those of us who have made a career in car rental and risk management it is sad to lose one of the most original personalities in the business.

  5. Leslie Saunders [ February 3, 2015 @ 08:28AM ]

    I first met Linda over 30 years ago. There were very few women in the industry then. For those of us who have made a career in car rental and risk management it is sad to lose one of the most original personalities in the business.

  6. Leilauni Holtz [ February 20, 2015 @ 05:18PM ]

    While I haven't known Linda for 30 years, I have known her since 1989...when I went to work for her. Linda brought so much to the industry. Her dedication to her company and the companies associated with it drove those of us who worked with her on a daily basis to want to accomplish the same goals. She is gone but will not be forgotten. Those of us who are still with the new owner, an old employee of hers, hope to keep her dream alive.

  7. Dana [ February 21, 2015 @ 01:08PM ]

    I went to work for Linda in 1997 in her Legal Department. It was a joy to go to work everyday. her love for her work was contagious as all the people who worked for her were motivated to help her many clients. I never knew anyone more dedicated and giving with her time and resourses to achieve the results for her clients and employees. She insisted the office was always a family atmosphere extending to clients and employees, I will miss her for years to come.

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