MACON, Ga., September 17, 2010 – GEICO’s board of directors recently announced several new officer changes for GEICO’s regional operation in Macon, Ga.
Scott Markel was elected vice president and will manage GEICO’s Midwest regional operation. Previously, he served as assistant vice president for underwriting, sales and service for the Midwest region. Markel started his career at GEICO in 1986 as a service counselor at the company’s corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C. Following various positions there, he served as a sales director in Fredericksburg, Va. and was then invited to enter GEICO’s executive assistant program. He graduated from Strayer College with a degree in business administration.
Mary Zarcone was chosen to be the new regional vice president for the company’s Southeast operation. Previously, Zarcone headed up Midwest operation – also based in Macon. Zarcone joined the company in 1972 as a sales and service counselor.
Rick Hoagland was named assistant vice president of underwriting for GEICO’s Midwest operation. Prior to this position, Hoagland served as the assistant vice president for claims in the Midwest region. Hoagland joined GEICO in 1994 as a telephone representative at the company’s office in Fredericksburg, Va.
Suzanne Worthen was named assistant vice president of claims for the company’s Midwest operation. Worthen moves to Macon from GEICO’s regional office in Dallas, Texas, where she served as the assistant vice president of claims. Worthen joined GEICO in 1986 as a total loss evaluator in the Dallas office.
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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