GEICO names Seth Ingall senior vice president

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2013 – GEICO announced today that Seth Ingall has been named senior vice president, with responsibility for claims home office, staff counsel, communications and the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. He will also continue to serve on the board of directors of GEICO’s insurance companies. Ingall succeeds Don Lyons, who retired from the company after 44 years of dedicated service.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity and am looking forward to the challenge of continuing the tremendous contributions Don Lyons added to GEICO’s success,” Ingall said.

“We’re thrilled to have a skilled and experienced officer like Seth Ingall ready to step into the position,” said Tony Nicely, GEICO’s chairman and chief executive officer. “I am confident that we won’t miss a beat during this transition, and I know that Seth will continue to lead GEICO to greater heights moving forward.”

Ingall most recently served as regional vice president since 2007, first leading GEICO’s regional office in Woodbury, N.Y., and helping the company remain the leading insurer in the state, before moving to GEICO’s regional office in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2012. Ingall originally joined GEICO as a CIC interviewer in 1986, and took on assignments of increasing responsibility before earning his law degree and joining the office of staff counsel. He went on to become managing attorney in the Silver Spring, Md., staff counsel office, then administrative senior claims attorney in claims home office, and subsequently served as assistant vice president for claims in GEICO’s Fredericksburg, Va., office. He was named vice president of GEICO claims operations in 2005.

Ingall holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, legal institutions, economics and government from American University and a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for 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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