GEICO names Rick Hoagland vice president of New York operations

WOODBURY, N.Y., July 27, 2016 – GEICO has named Rick Hoagland vice president of its New York regional operations. GEICO is the largest private passenger auto insurer in New York.

Hoagland joined GEICO in 1994 as a telephone claims representative and advanced through several assignments before becoming a manager in 2002. Hoagland then completed GEICO's executive assistant program at the company's headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md., and was named director of claims home office systems.

In 2009, Hoagland was elected assistant vice president of claims for GEICO's Midwest operations in Macon, Ga., and assumed the role of assistant vice president of underwriting for the same region a year later. He was then promoted to vice president of GEICO's corporate-wide claims operations in 2012. Hoagland went on to serve as regional vice president at GEICO's Buffalo regional office, where he oversaw insurance operations for New England states and New Jersey.

"Rick has demonstrated sound leadership in all his management roles, and has driven consistent growth running GEICO's region that includes New England and New Jersey," said Bill Roberts, GEICO president and chief operating officer. "With Rick's skills and expertise, I'm confident GEICO will continue to exceed expectations for customers in New York, where we're already the number one auto insurer."

In Woodbury, Hoagland succeeds John Pham, who was named vice president of GEICO's Virginia Beach region and the company's military, motorcycle and recreational vehicles division.

Hoagland graduated from The College of William and Mary, and holds a B.B.A. in finance.

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.