GEICO names Jonathan Shafner as deputy general counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2017 – Jonathan Shafner has been named deputy general counsel at GEICO's corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md. Shafner has served GEICO in a number of legal positions most recently serving as assistant vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary.

Shafner joined GEICO in 1986 as an attorney for GEICO's life insurance subsidiaries. After GEICO sold its life insurance operations in 1992, he joined the Prairie States Life Insurance Company as assistant general counsel. In 1994, Shafner returned to GEICO's office of the general counsel in the role of counsel.

In 2001, he was promoted to senior counsel and then was named assistant vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary in 2006. Three years later, Shafner transitioned to lead the site effectiveness division in GEICO's Internet Business Unit prior to returning to the office of the general counsel in 2010.

Shafner holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Mass., where he was a member of the Law Review.

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 15 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 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, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.