GEICO names Shane Wheeler assistant vice president of claims at Tucson regional office

TUCSON, Ariz., July 6, 2016 – GEICO has named Shane Wheeler assistant vice president of claims at its regional office in Tucson. Wheeler will oversee GEICO's claims operation in several western states including: Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and Washington.

Wheeler joined GEICO in 1999 at the company's San Diego office as a management intern. He then worked in several liability claims roles, and was promoted to a liability claims manager at GEICO's Tucson regional office in 2007. Prior to being elected an assistant vice president, Wheeler served as a liability director at GEICO's regional office in Dallas, Texas.

"Shane has a strong claims management background, and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role," said Martha Furnas, vice president of GEICO's regional operation in Tucson. "I'm confident we will continue to exceed our customer's expectations with their overall claims experience under Shane's leadership."

Wheeler has an MBA from the University of Arizona and also holds the Chartered Casualty Property Underwriter (CPCU) and Senior Claims Law Associate (SCLA) designations.

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.