WOODBURY, N.Y., April 20, 2012 – Howard Dickstein has been named assistant vice president in charge of claims in GEICO’s Woodbury, N.Y., office. He succeeds John Pham, who was recently promoted to regional vice president for the Woodbury office.
“Howard has strong general management skills, and has had many years of impressive results and a record of continuous improvement,” said Don Lyons, senior vice president. “His ability to create positive change makes him the ideal person to bring Woodbury claims to new heights.”
Dickstein most recently served as director of liability claims in Woodbury. He joined GEICO in 1987 as the region’s first auto damage management intern, and later held assignments as supervisor and then manager. He was selected as auto damage director for Woodbury in 2001 and served in that role until 2010.
Dickstein earned a bachelor’s degree in business, management and finance from the City University of New York (Brooklyn College) and has his Certificate in General Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America.
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 12 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.