GEICO names Frankie Silva assistant vice president of underwriting in Lakeland, Fla.

Lakeland, Fla., April 30, 2015 – Frankie Silva has been named assistant vice president of underwriting at GEICO’s regional office in Lakeland, Fla. Silva previously served as assistant vice president of underwriting in the company's San Diego regional office. He will be relocating to the Lakeland area this month. Silva succeeds Don Robinson, who was named regional vice president of GEICO's Midwest region.

Silva began his career at GEICO in 1993, as an insurance counselor in the company's Macon, Ga., regional office. In 1995, he was named sales and service supervisor and served in a variety of supervisory capacities until being named a manager in 1999.

In 2001, Silva was promoted to manager of sales and service and a year later was named director of sales and service in GEICO's Virginia Beach, Va., location.  In 2005, he relocated to GEICO's corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md., where he served as a sales process coordinator prior to becoming assistant vice president of underwriting in San Diego in 2007.

Silva holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

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.