GEICO's Bill Robinson named 2016 Minority Business Leader

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2016 – GEICO corporate secretary Bill Robinson has been named a 2016 Minority Business Leader by The Washington Business Journal. Robinson was selected from a strong field of candidates for his exemplary leadership, charitable endeavors and expertise in business. He was honored at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 25, and will be featured in The Washington Business Journal.

"I am honored to be included in this outstanding group of business leaders," said Robinson. "With this recognition, we owe it to ourselves to continue our efforts to not only make a difference within our companies but within our community as well."

Since 2007, The Washington Business Journal has recognized the top minority business leaders in the Washington Metropolitan area. Nominations are judged based on a candidate's entrepreneurial drive, specific achievements, community leadership, philanthropy, awards and milestones over a 12-to-18 month period.

Throughout his career, Robinson has worked to promote fairness and equality in the legal field for people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, and has invested his time and energy in a number of charitable organizations. In business, he has represented GEICO in complex employment and labor litigation issues, and he actively supports the company's education foundation.

Robinson joined GEICO in 1999 as a senior trial attorney for the company's Silver Spring, Md., staff counsel office. In 2001, he transferred to the general counsel office at GEICO's corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md. Five years later, Robinson was named corporate secretary of GEICO, a position he has held since 2007.

Robinson has served on the board of directors for a variety of non-profit and charitable organizations; the Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation; the Council for Court Excellence; the New York Urban League and the Washington Bar Association.

In 2008, Robinson was presented with the Council for Court Excellence's Charlie Horsky Award. One year later, he co-authored a book entitled: "Corporate Counsel Solutions – Employment Policies and Practices" with Bruce S. Harrison, Esq., Managing Partner at Shawe Rosenthal, LLP. In 2010, Robinson was voted Top 50 of Who's Who in Prince George's County by Prince George's Suite Magazine. He holds a bachelor's degree in history and a J.D. degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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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