VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec. 7, 2010 – GEICO Regional Vice President Joseph R. Thomas has been recognized as the 2010 Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Leadership honoree for his vital role and commitment to workplace volunteer programs that have strengthened the Hampton Road communities. GEICO continues to lead the way through its philanthropic and fundraising efforts as a major sponsor for causes such as the local United Way, American Cancer Society and Virginia Special Olympics.
“In 2009, more than 1,300 GEICO associates volunteered over 5,900 service hours in Virginia communities,” said Thomas. “Our associates have taken their talents into schools, neighborhoods and community centers, volunteering in areas where help is needed most. This award is a culmination of their hard work in helping to make GEICO a great corporate partner in Virginia.”
The Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Excellence Awards are presented annually by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads and in partnership with the Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Council and with Virginia Business magazine. Thomas will be honored on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at the Waterside Norfolk Marriott.
“Joe Thomas has been a proven leader in both the business and nonprofit communities of Hampton Roads,” said Amber Gwaltney, membership manager, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads. “His guidance has helped to advance our community through stronger nonprofits and a socially engaged workforce. Because of this, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads is pleased to honor Joe and GEICO with the 2010 Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Leadership Award.”
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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