GEICO's Center of Excellence earns 'Exceptional Employer' Mira Award

INDIANAPOLIS, April 16, 2019 – GEICO's Center of Excellence took home the Exceptional Employer Award at the 20th Annual Mira Awards, which honor "The Best in Tech in Indiana."

The Exceptional Employer Award celebrates a company for its commitment to "hiring and developing talent, cultivating workspaces and workplace culture, and deliberately increasing diversity."

A panel of judges, including CEOs, CTOs and start-up founders who reviewed more than 100 nominations to select a winner in 14 different categories, lauded GEICO for its efforts in all of those areas and for its economic investment in Central Indiana and the area's talented workforce.

"The Mira Awards judges think GEICO has demonstrated remarkable faith in Central Indiana as an emerging tech hub as well as in the available tech talent in the community by establishing its Center of Excellence and through its subsequent support in the growth of the tech ecosystem through employee training and community engagement," reads a statement from TechPoint, the nonprofit accelerator that presents the Mira Awards.

A state-of-the-art innovation hub focused on developing software that will transform the GEICO customer experience, the Center of Excellence opened less than a year ago with a hiring blitz that saw 167 new associates brought onboard in 167 days. Hiring continues at a steady pace, with a goal to add an additional 400 associates in the next few years.

The Center of Excellence nurtures developing local tech talent through a growing number of partnerships with 15 area universities and nonprofits like IWiT (Indy Women in Tech) and the tech boot camp Eleven Fifty Academy.

"We are so incredibly honored to have been recognized by our peers in the Indianapolis tech arena," Center of Excellence Director Katie Sauls said. "The Exceptional Employer MIRA Award epitomizes who we are at GEICO and solidifies our focus on our first operating principle, a principle that puts our associates at the forefront of everything we do. To be recognized by our industry peers in less than a year of opening our Indianapolis office is truly remarkable and a testament to the phenomenal team we've built."

Click here to read more about what judges had to say about GEICO.

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.