GEICO names David Hodge assistant vice president of Buffalo claims operation

BUFFALO, N.Y., August 15, 2013 – David Hodge has been named assistant vice president of claims for GEICO's Buffalo regional office.  Hodge previously served as the liability director of GEICO's Virginia Beach, Va., regional operations.

"David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position," said GEICO senior vice president Seth Ingall. "He is ready and able to successfully take on the challenge of regional claims management."

Hodge joined GEICO as an Emerging Leader at the company's Woodbury, N.Y., regional office in 2003. He transitioned to the Buffalo office in 2005, where he served in a number of rotational positions including service manager, sales manager and CSR manager. In 2009, Hodge completed the executive assistant program and a year later, he was promoted to liability director in the Virginia Beach regional office.

Hodge graduated from Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., with a bachelor's degree in marketing and international business. He succeeded Ryan West as assistant vice president with responsibility for claims operations in New Jersey and the New England states when West was named vice president of claims home office.

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.