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.

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