Mayor Jones proclaims the 20th anniversary of GEICO's Corporate Landing location
Virginia Beach, Va. Nov. 2, 2018 – GEICO got a lot of love from the Virginia Beach community and gave a lot back during recent ceremonies to celebrate the company's 20th year at the Corporate Landing location.
During the event, Virginia Beach's Mayor Louis Jones cited GEICO's support for many community partners, its commitment to Virginia's veterans and its sponsorship of Safe Phone Zones and Drive Smart Virginia. Mayor Jones also noted GEICO has repeatedly been recognized as one of Virginia's best places to work and for providing more than 3,000 associates with rewarding careers.
John Pham, GEICO's regional vice president, acknowledged the compliment and went on to announce GEICO's continuing support for Virginia Beach begins with a $20,000 donation to the Grow Smart program. GrowSmart promotes and improves the healthy development, school readiness, and reading proficiency of young children in the Virginia Beach community.
"While we are celebrating our past, we also want to look forward at how we will build our future. One thing for sure, we will continue to build great partnerships," Pham said. He also pointed out that the number of volunteer hours that GEICO associates contribute to the community continues to grow each year.
Pham noted with pride that GEICO associates have consistently achieved high levels of customer service, and that the GEICO Virginia Beach office has become the headquarters for military business for the company. The GEICO office in Virginia Beach staffs the company's Military Service Center operations made up of veterans and former members of the military. The company’s Powersports operations for motorcycle and RV business are also headquartered in Virginia Beach.
Tony Nicely, GEICO's executive chairman, took part in the ceremonies and welcomed guests at the event including Mayer Jones, several elected city officials, Virginia Senator William DeSteph, returning GEICO retirees and current associates.
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.