GEICO names Rhett Rayburn vice president of Southeast region

MACON, Ga., July 11, 2013 – Rhett Rayburn has been named vice president of Southeast operations in GEICO's Macon office. Prior to his new role, Rayburn served as assistant vice president of claims operations in GEICO's Tucson office since 2010.

Rayburn began his GEICO career as a telephone claims representative trainee in GEICO's Virginia Beach office in 1992. He advanced through several claims positions in the company's Virginia Beach and Macon offices, and served as claims liability director in GEICO's Lakeland office.

In addition to managing claim operations, Rayburn also served as liability process coordinator with the competitive advantage leadership group, and then completed the executive assistant program before he was named liability director in GEICO's San Diego office in 2009. A year later, he was named assistant vice president with claims responsibilities in GEICO's Tucson office.

"Rhett's experience in our claims operations gives him a breadth of experience that few others possess," said Tony Nicely, GEICO chairman and CEO. "He could not be better prepared to meet the challenge of running a region."

Rayburn earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and holds Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and GEICO Certified Underwriter designations.

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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