TUCSON, Ariz., March 1, 2010 – GEICO's board of directors recently named Rhett Rayburn assistant vice president of the four GEICO property casualty companies and appointed him to head claims activities in the company's Tucson, Ariz., office.
Rayburn began his career at GEICO as a telephone claims representative trainee in Virginia Beach, Va., in 1992. He advanced through several claims positions in the company's Virginia Beach and Macon, Ga., offices and served as claims liability director in the company's Lakeland, Fla., office.
He has managed personal injury protection, payment recovery and claim service representative units. He served as liability process coordinator with the competitive advantage leadership group, and then completed the executive assistant program before assuming his most recent position as a liability director in the company's San Diego office.
"Rhett's experience in all aspects of our claims operations make him uniquely qualified for his new role," said Senior Vice President Don Lyons. "Our Tucson office, and the six states it serves, will benefit from his additional claims focus."
GEICO Vice President Martha Furnas warmly welcomes the Rayburn family and said, "Rhett's clear communication style and relentless focus on outstanding customer service will support our continued drive to improve our competitive position."
Rayburn earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and holds Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and GEICO Certified Underwriter designations.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
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