GEICO names Danny Chao field representative of the year

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., April 28, 2014 – Danny Chao of Pleasant Hill, Calif., has been named GEICO's 2013 field representative of the year for his outstanding sales performance, team leadership and community involvement. Chao's local GEICO office at 2340 Monument Blvd., Ste. B, in Pleasant Hill, Calif., ranked number one overall among some 150 GEICO field offices across the country.

"We are honored to receive the award," Chao said. "I feel so fortunate to have such a great team that works tirelessly to serve our customers and maximize every sales opportunity. I am also grateful for all the support I receive from GFR management and from GEICO's San Diego regional office."

Chao, who has served as a GEICO local agent for the past five years, was also GEICO's 2013 field representative sales leader for motorcycles and other recreational vehicles. Chao began his career in the insurance industry in 1994 working with his brother before opening his own agency in 2004, and then his GEICO office in 2009.

Chao is active in the local community, serving as a member of the Concord Chamber of Commerce and a supporter of the local Make-a-Wish Foundation, Bay Institute, local schools and other charitable organizations.

Chao's staff includes Lena Chao, Tina Cortes, Rico Palafox, Jennifer Goldstein, Jeffrey Vilela, Sean Cadigan, Wesley Cao, Susan Duval, Erika Rauda, Nikki Barnett, Charles Hernandez and Monica Arroyo. For more information on GEICO's products and services, contact Chao's office at (925) 676-1111 or dchao@geico.com.

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.