GEICO names Martha Furnas vice president of insurance operations in California, Hawaii and Alaska

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019 – GEICO has named Martha Furnas vice president at its regional location in San Diego, where she will manage insurance operations for California, Hawaii and Alaska.Martha Furnas, GEICO vice president of insurance operations for California, Hawaii and Alaska

Furnas joined GEICO in 1981 at the company's San Diego location and advanced through several roles with increasing responsibility in insurance sales, service and underwriting.

Furnas was selected to participate in GEICO's Executive Assistant program at the company's corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Upon completion, she returned to San Diego to direct insurance sales and service operations.

In 2003, Furnas was chosen to open and manage GEICO's newest location in Tucson, Arizona. Under her leadership, this office grew from a team of 50 associates to a family of more than 1,500 with responsibility for GEICO's insurance operations in seven western states. During her tenure in Tucson, Furnas was elected assistant vice president by the GEICO board of directors, and was promoted to vice president in 2009.

Furnas is a graduate of the University of Redlands in California with a degree in business administration.

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.