GEICO names Matthew McCarthy new local agent of the year

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May, 11, 2018 – GEICO has named Matthew McCarthy new local agent of the year for driving substantial sales growth and consistently delivering outstanding service to Northern Virginia customers. McCarthy's GEICO local office at 4617 Duke Street in Alexandria adds this latest accolade to its résumé after having already been named Small Business of the Year in 2017 by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, McCarthy was honored as a 40 under 40 honoree by the Alexandria Chamber for 2018.

"Receiving this national recognition from GEICO means the world to our entire team," McCarthy said. "Through hard work, determination, proper staffing, visibility in the community, long hours and making ourselves available for late-night referrals from car dealerships, we have been blessed with a lot of sales, and can't thank our policyholders enough for choosing to work with us.

"Members of the GEICO Alexandria local office are: Grecia Bolainez, Claudia Castro-Muro, Nima Esfahbodirad, Carolina Guevara, Amelia Lord, Samuel Lorenzo, Antonio Marcus, Ana Portillo, Tequita Queen-Horton, Jay Romero and Juan Zavala.

GEICO's Alexandria local office has become a top regional performer in just two years, primarily from its marketing efforts and developing local relationships. Scores of customers have complimented the office for staying open after hours so they could get immediate coverage when needed.

GEICO's Alexandria local office focuses on more than just selling insurance policies—staff members also spend a considerable amount of time getting involved in the local community. The office takes an active role planning and sponsoring events as a member of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, and also Alexandria's West End Business Association.

McCarthy and other office staff members often can be spotted at Alexandria's many parades, festivals and charity events.

GEICO's Alexandria local office can assist customers with auto insurance, as well as coverage for renters, homeowner's, umbrella, motorcycles, identity theft protection, boats and more forms of insurance. Several staff members, including McCarthy, began their GEICO careers at the company's regional office in Fredericksburg, Va., where they gained a deep understanding of all the GEICO insurance products available to meet customers' individual insurance needs.

To get a quote or learn more about GEICO's Alexandria local office, visit them online or call (703) 236-1366.

GFR of the Year

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger car insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of car insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 16 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 27 million vehicles (car & cycle).

GEICO policyholders can make policy changes, report claims, print insurance ID cards, and purchase additional products by logging into their car insurance policy. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through GEICO Mobile, 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 car insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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