McKenzie named vice president of GEICO's Macon SE regional office

MACON, Ga., March 7, 2018The GEICO board of directors has named Gary McKenzie regional vice president of the company's Macon (Ga.) Southeast operations, which manages policies for customers in seven states. He previously served as assistant vice president of underwriting at GEICO's Fredericksburg, Va., regional office.

McKenzie is the first alumnus of GEICO's Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) to be named a regional vice president. He began his GEICO career as member of the 2004 ELP class at the company's San Diego regional office. After rotating through several claims, sales and service positions, he was promoted to claims service manager in 2005.

He relocated to Fredericksburg in 2007 to serve as planning and control manager before being named regional sales manager in 2008. A year later, McKenzie was named service director at GEICO's regional office in Buffalo, N.Y. In 2012, he was selected for a year-long executive assistant program at GEICO headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md.

McKenzie moved to Indianapolis in 2013 to help lead the company's newest office. There, he served as sales and service director before being named assistant vice president in 2014.

"GEICO is fortunate to have such experienced and capable associates ready to take on these roles," said GEICO President Bill Roberts. "I'm confident Gary will excel in this new role."

McKenzie has a bachelor's degree in business from Fresno State University and a master's in business administration from Mississippi State University. He will graduate this May with a master's in leadership from The Citadel.

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 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 43,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.