New GEICO agent in Savannah carries on family tradition

SAVANNAH, Ga., June 6, 2013 – Anthony Cook has been selected as the new GEICO local agent for the office at 7601 Waters Avenue, Suite M, Savannah, Ga. Cook and his staff provide insurance protection for autos, homes, boats and jet skis, motorcycles as well as umbrella policies and identity theft insurance.

Cook grew up in a family of insurance agents. His father, Mal, was the GEICO local agent in Savannah for 44 years, and his son, Travis, who is degreed in risk management and insurance, represents the third generation of Cooks in the industry. Anthony began his insurance career with GEICO as the business manager for the office in July 2010. He received his Property and Casualty licenses in Georgia and South Carolina in May 2011.

"I am very excited to take on this role and serve the residents of Savannah," Cook said. "We look forward to providing the best products, service and prices. Many people know us through our advertising. We also want them to get to know our personalized service."

Cook is active in the local community, serving as a clinical patient advisor for the Shriners Hospital as well as a member of Rotary Savannah South. He has also served as secretary of Vision 20/20, a community project designed to help envision, plan, and develop Savannah's future, and as the district coordinator for the BEST (Better Education for Students Today) Committee.

Prior to his insurance career, Cook practiced general dentistry for 28 years. He and his wife, Julie, have two children.

"We are really pleased that Anthony will be following in the footsteps of his father Mal and working with our customers in the Savannah area," said Robin Burdick, vice president of GEICO's field representative activities. "GEICO has a lot to offer in terms of community outreach and support, as well as our professional services."

Cook's office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local residents are encouraged to stop by or call the office at (912) 352-1271.

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.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.