WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 16, 2010 – Greg Kalinsky began his new assignment as GEICO’s senior vice president and CIO with responsibilities for the company’s information technology operations on Monday, Sept. 13.
Previously Kalinsky served as vice president of GEICO’s West Coast operations at the company’s San Diego regional office.
Kalinsky began his career at GEICO in 1985 as a sorter in the mailroom while he was completing his undergraduate degree at George Mason University.
During the course of his GEICO career, he has taken on management assignments in key areas of the company including sales, service and product management. At one time he headed underwriting activities for the company’s regional office in Fredericksburg, Va., and went on to serve as vice president for the corporate underwriting department.
Kalinsky earned his J.D. degree from the George Mason University School of Law in 2000, and also served in GEICO’s general counsel’s office.
Also taking on new GEICO assignments:
Scott Markel was elected vice president and will manage the Midwest operations in Macon, Ga., responsible for eight Midwestern states. Markel previously served as assistant vice president of underwriting for GEICO’s Midwest profit center since 2005.
Dan Beacom was elected assistant vice president and will manage claims in GEICO’s Dallas regional office. Beacom previously served as director of auto damage and liability claims in the San Diego regional office.
Shawn Burklin, vice president, will manage the company’s San Diego regional office, responsible for CA, AK and HI.
Mary Zarcone, vice president, will head GEICO’s Southeast regional office in Macon, Ga., responsible for seven southeastern states.
Rick Hoagland, assistant vice president, will head underwriting activities for GEICO’s Midwest profit center in Macon, Ga.
Suzanne Worthen, assistant vice president, will be in charge of the Midwest profit center’s claims operation in Macon, Ga.
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.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.