Lakeland associate takes pride in helping Spanish-speaking customers

LAKELAND, Fla., Oct. 10, 2019 – Two years ago, Nahum "Emilio" Motino Vallecillo was looking for new, exciting career opportunities when he applied at GEICO.

"I knew I wasn't using my skills to their fullest potential, and I wanted to work for a company that would allow me to do that," said Emilio, who was born in Honduras and grew up in Louisiana and Florida.

Emilio works on the bilingual customer service team at GEICO's Lakeland, Florida, regional office. The team prides itself on being a close-knit family and providing one-of-a-kind service to customers.

"My coworkers and management team are all very involved and invested in all of us," he said. "Every day, they challenge me to be the best version of myself that I can be."

Language can be a barrier that prevents some people from receiving quality customer service; Emilio knows that all too well. He's proud to tell his family, friends and others that he works for a company that has eliminated that barrier for customers.

"I feel fortunate to work in a department where I can help other Spanish-speakers with all of their insurance needs," Emilio said. "I give customers my very best because they deserve it."

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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, LLC. Visit for a quote or to learn more.