GEICO names Tara Carthew assistant vice president in Katy, Texas

HOUSTON, July 6, 2015 – Tara Carthew has been named assistant vice president of GEICO's claims regional center in Katy, Texas. Previously, Carthew served as branch manager for the operations center since it opened in 2014.

Carthew started with GEICO in 2002 as a telephone claims representative in the company's San Diego regional office and worked her way up the claims ranks. She served as a claims supervisor before being named claims service manager in 2009. Two years later Carthew joined GEICO's management team in its Tucson regional office as telephone claims representative manager in 2011. She received a promotion in 2012 before transferring to GEICO's corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md., to enter the company's executive assistant program in 2013.

Upon completion of that program, Carthew was named manager of the Houston claims office, and liability director when that office moved to Katy in 2014. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from SUNY Albany.

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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