GEICO names Lona Montgomery assistant vice president of centralized services in Macon, Ga.

MACON, Ga., Feb. 25, 2014 – Lona Montgomery has been named assistant vice president of centralized services located in GEICO's regional office in Macon, Ga. Montgomery previously served as director of sales and service in the company's Coralville, Iowa, office.

In her new assignment, she will oversee GEICO's Centralized Services division, which handles critical functions such as emergency road service, mechanical breakdown insurance, glass losses and accounts receivable for the entire organization.

"Lona brings a wealth of valuable hands-on experience to the position," said Rhett Rayburn, GEICO regional vice president. "She is well-prepared to successfully meet the challenge of running centralized services."

Montgomery began her career in GEICO's San Diego regional office in 1990, where she served in a number of positions including service manager, sales manager, report center manager and planning manager. In 2008, she relocated to the company's corporate office in Chevy Chase, Md., to become the retention process coordinator for GEICO's Competitive Advantage Leadership Group. In 2011, she began her assignment as director of sales and service in Coralville.

Montgomery graduated from Chapman University, Orange, Calif., with a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership. In 2012, she earned a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. She succeeds Andrea Bradley, who becomes assistant vice president of underwriting for GEICO's Virginia Beach regional 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 15 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 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, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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