GEICO Announces Damon Burrell as Chief Marketing Officer

CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 15, 2022–GEICO announced Damon Burrell has joined the company as its new Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to CEO Todd Combs. Burrell will oversee all of GEICO's marketing efforts.

Burrell joins GEICO with more than 20 years of experience across a diverse array of marketing disciplines and a proven track record in successfully developing and leading enterprise marketing strategies.

Most recently, Burrell served as CMO and Senior Vice President of Marketing, North America, at The Estee Lauder Companies. He was responsible for guiding the companies' portfolio of brands to deliver innovative, results driven marketing campaigns and served as a key leader during their digital transformation journey. Prior to Estee Lauder Companies, he held Senior Vice President of Marketing roles at Viacom leading the Nickelodeon and MTV brands.

"We are fortunate to have someone with Damon's insights and experience leading our marketing team. I have no doubt he will continue advancing our marketing capabilities and building strong consumer focused engagement across all channels," said Chairman, President & CEO Todd Combs.

"Given GEICO's strong brand and track record of innovation in marketing, I could not be happier to join the team. I'm thrilled to be part of Team Gecko and look forward to ensuring our marketing continues to be best in class," said Burrell.

A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO is a stable organization that was founded 85 years ago. The company's Total Rewards benefits package includes health, dental and vision coverage, paid vacation and holidays, paid bonding leave and continuing education and pre-paid tuition assistance.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the third-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. GEICO, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, 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.