GEICO names Eric Stafford assistant vice president

INDIANAPOLIS, June 30, 2014 – Eric Stafford has been named assistant vice president of GEICO's Indianapolis office. Previously, Stafford served as director of sales and service for the company's Virginia Beach, Virginia, regional office as well as GEICO's countrywide military team. Stafford succeeds Gary McKenzie, who will lead underwriting at GEICO's Fredericksburg, Virginia, regional operation.

Stafford began his career at GEICO in 1994 as an underwriter and transitioned into the management and training team for sales with the GEICO Insurance Agency before being selected as planning and control manager of GEICO's Fredericksburg office.

Stafford then held a number of positions at GEICO's corporate headquarters, starting as the director of productivity before being selected as part of the implementation team for the Competitive Advantage Process. He earned the Black Belt designation for process improvement and led GEICO’s customer retention efforts as the retention process coordinator. In 2008, he relocated to Virginia Beach and served as the region's service and underwriting director before leading sales and service.

Stafford has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech.

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.