GEICO names Pionne Corbin vice president of Buffalo regional office; Tim LaMere promoted to underwriting assistant vice president

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 16, 2016 – GEICO has announced that Pionne Corbin was recently promoted to vice president of the Buffalo regional office. She will head GEICO operations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Jersey, assisting more than 1.4 million customers in that region.

Corbin began her career with GEICO in 1993 as a management intern at the Fredericksburg, Va. regional office. After successfully completing the internship program, she took on a position as supervisor of claim service representatives. Corbin has since rotated through the underwriting division where she was a sales supervisor and a service manager. In 2004, she also managed the new business underwriting division and the reunderwriting division before moving to claims in 2006.

Corbin joined the commercial auto division in 2009 as commercial operations manager, with responsibilities in sales, service and underwriting. She was promoted to director in 2012 before being elected an officer for the Buffalo regional office in 2013.

Prior to the new appointment, Corbin served as assistant vice president of claims. She will be succeeded by Jeremy Connor, who is relocating from GEICO's Florida regional office.

Corbin graduated cum laude from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor's degree in economics. She also serves on the board of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.

Also in Buffalo, Tim LaMere has been promoted to assistant vice president of underwriting. LaMere joined the Woodbury, N.Y., GEICO sales team in 2003 and went on to hold several positions in GEICO's regional offices and corporate headquarters. By 2006, LaMere earned a position on the GEICO management team as product supervisor and manager. He has since served as underwriting manager and customer service manager in Woodbury. In 2011, he joined GEICO's corporate office as an executive assistant.

After completing rotations in claims liability and auto damage, LaMere accepted a position as service director for GEICO's Buffalo regional office in 2012 and now serves as assistant vice president of underwriting.

LaMere holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from Marist College. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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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