GEICO names Kim Ottman assistant vice president of claims for its New York operations

WOODBURY, N.Y., July 24, 2016 – GEICO recently named Kim Ottman assistant vice president of claims, overseeing liability claims in the company's New York market.

In this claims executive role, Ottman joins Howard Dickstein, who also serves as assistant vice president of claims in New York and manages auto damage and personal injury protection claims operations.

GEICO is New York's largest auto insurer, exceeding 2 million policies in force and insuring more than 2.8 million vehicles.

Ottman has worked at GEICO for 19 years and began her career as a claims examiner at the company's regional office in Lakeland, Fla. She was quickly promoted to a claims supervisory role, and later advanced into management and headed GEICO's claims offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

In 2010, Ottman transferred to GEICO's corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md., as director of performance review in the company's claims home office. Two years later, she returned to Lakeland, Fla., as director of liability claims. In 2016, Ottman was promoted to assistant vice president of claims, overseeing claims functions in the company's Florida market.

Ottman earned a bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, and holds the claims law designation.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles.

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