TUCSON, Ariz., June 27, 2012 – Maria Scarangella has been named assistant vice president and will oversee underwriting operations in GEICO’s Tucson office, which has primary responsibility for the states of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Washington.
Scarangella had previously served as sales director in the company’s San Diego regional office since 2003. She started her career in 1985 in GEICO’s Woodbury, N.Y., office working as a claims associate. She then moved to human resources before being promoted to manager of homeowners’ sales and service in 1992. She was then promoted to manager of a combined sales and service unit in 1996.
Scarangella moved to San Diego in 1999 when she was promoted to human resources director. From 2000 to 2003, she served as director of service for GEICO’s West Coast operations.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in management from St. John’s University and an MBA from Adelphi University.
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.
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