WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 22, 2011 – Machell Hamlin of Mitchellville, Md., has been named assistant vice president of the GEICO companies with staff counsel responsibilities.
"Machell has excelled at every stage of her GEICO career," said Don Lyons, GEICO senior vice president. "Machell and her legal team have made considerable progress. We are fortunate to have someone with her breadth of experience to take on this challenging new role."
Hamlin joined GEICO in 1986, working in a series of claims’ positions, including claim service representative, telephone adjuster and continuing unit examiner, and later she served as the Maryland Insurance Department liaison, representing GEICO before Administrative Law Judges. In 1996, Hamlin began her Staff Counsel career where she litigated cases in D.C. and Maryland. She later joined GEICO’s Legislative Counsel Department, rising to senior counsel, where she interacted with state legislators and regulators in addition to testifying at hearings in accordance with GEICO’s interests in nine states. In 2008, she served as the liability director for Virginia Beach, Va., until taking on her most recent role as New Jersey staff counsel director in 2010.
Hamlin holds a B.A. in English and a J.D., cum laude, from The Catholic University of America. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the Federal District court in Greenbelt, Md. She is a member of Leadership Washington and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
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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