GEICO hosts ceremony to celebrate expansion of commercial insurance operations; plans to add hundreds of jobs

HOUSTON, Texas, February 15, 2023 – GEICO hosted a ceremony today to celebrate the expansion of its commercial insurance operations at its Katy office, which will support this growing area of GEICO's business. With this expansion, GEICO expects to add 250-500 new positions in Katy over the next five years.

GEICO Senior Vice President Melissa Gallaro and GEICO Vice President of Commercial Insurance Operations Jason Andrukonis greeted Katy Economic Development Council acting President and CEO Angie Thomason and local business and community leaders at the event.

"The hundreds of jobs we're adding here in Katy over the next few years will primarily focus on small business insurance sales and customer service," said Melissa Gallaro, GEICO senior vice president. "We need outgoing, solutions-oriented individuals to work with our customers to help them find the coverage that makes most sense for the type of business they own."

Gallaro also noted the significant growth GEICO's commercial insurance business has experienced over the past year. "Our investment in the Houston area will allow us to effectively manage that growth as more business owners realize how easy it is to buy coverage through GEICO," Gallaro said.

Future job openings will include insurance sales and customer service positions. Applicants can search for open roles by visiting careers.geico.com.

GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, career growth and community engagement opportunities, and a friendly, supportive workplace. Associates also have an opportunity to earn degrees and further their education through the company's GEICO Strive tuition reimbursement program.

GEICO Cares

Immediately following the Commercial Insurance Operations Expansion Ceremony, GEICO reaffirmed its commitment to the Katy community by hosting a National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® vehicle gifting presentation.

This program, led by the NABC, is a collaboration between businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry in which they team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation.

The recipient at this event was nominated by one of GEICO's community partners, Fort Bend Women's Shelter. The car she received will help her commute to work more easily without relying on friends or paying for expensive rideshare rides.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the third-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 27 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 38,000 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 geico.com for a quote or to learn more.