HEIDI Award goes to GEICO for exemplary diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace

Virginia Beach, Va., Nov. 14, 2017 – GEICO's Virginia Beach, Va., regional office recently earned the Hampton Roads Employer Inclusion and Diversity Initiative Award (HEIDI) at the annual conference of the Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium.

The Consortium presents HEIDI Awards to businesses and organizations that exemplify diversity and inclusion practices in their workforce, workplace and marketplace. HEIDI award winners set standards of excellence for Hampton Roads communities and the Eastern Shore of Virginia indicates the Consortium.

In accepting the honor, Beth Roberts, GEICO human resources director for the region, said, "Diversity plays a huge role in our success. At GEICO, we strive to embrace all aspects of diversity."

GEICO embraces diversity at every level, from recruiting and retention to the cultural diversity workshops and multicultural celebrations and events the company hosts throughout the year.

"We're very pleased our workforce reflects the diversity of our customers," said John Pham, vice president of GEICO's Virginia Beach regional operations. "We rely on the inclusion of all points of view to help us improve our business and drive profitable growth. We're so proud of what all our associates are doing for our customers and for our community!"

Last month, GEICO was also recognized for its diversity and inclusion efforts with AnitaB.org's Top Companies for Women Technologists award. The award recognizes the company's commitment to giving women in technology a place to thrive.

GEICO is the largest auto insurer in Virginia, and the Virginia Beach office employs more than 2,800 associates. GEICO is the second largest private-passenger auto insurance company in the county. To learn more about career opportunities at GEICO go to GEICO.com/careers/.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 27 million vehicles.

To make changes, report claims, print insurance cards and purchase additional products, policyholders can log into their car insurance policy, connect via GEICO Mobile, phone or by visiting a GEICO local agent.

Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft and life coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available.

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