GEICO names Angela Rinella assistant vice president of regional claims in Fredericksburg, Va.

LAKELAND, Fla., June 30, 2014 – Angela Rinella of Fishhawk, Florida, was recently named assistant vice president of regional claims operations at GEICO's office in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She previously served as liability director in GEICO's Lakeland, Florida, regional office.

Rinella began her career at GEICO in 2002, as a telephone claim representative in the company's Woodbury regional office. In 2004, she was part of the team that opened GEICO's regional office in Buffalo. She helped to establish Buffalo's claims department in 2005 and later served in several management positions.

In 2009, Rinella completed GEICO's Management Seminar and, a year later, became Lakeland's liability director. Rinella holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. She succeeds Jeremy Connor, who will take on responsibility for GEICO's claims operations in Lakeland.

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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