LENEXA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GEICO, the second largest private passenger auto insurer in the U.S., announced at today’s ribbon-cutting event that it will open its newest office in Lenexa, Kan., adding 500 associates during the next five years. Joining GEICO Chairman Tony Nicely in making the announcement were Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, GEICO’s parent company, and U.S., state, county and local officials.
“Kansas’ business-friendly climate continues to attract innovative, pioneering companies like GEICO,” said Gov. Colyer. “We appreciate GEICO for recognizing Kansas as a state where financial services firms can be very successful. The 500 new jobs created by GEICO’s investment will be a tremendous boost for the Kansas economy, and we are looking forward to the future growth of this partnership.”
"We are very pleased that we’ll have this chance to become a part of the enterprising and highly thriving area in Lenexa and Kansas City,” said Tony Nicely. “When we began looking for a new office, everything we learned about the community made us eager to open a new operation here. We expect to have it up and running close to Labor Day.”
GEICO president Bill Roberts noted that GEICO will begin recruiting soon for sales and service positions in its GEICO Insurance Agency (GIA) operations in Lenexa. Later the company will be hiring claims professionals.
Melissa Gallaro, GIA vice president, added, "We want to point out that no previous experience is required, and ongoing training will be provided. We’re very happy to be here, and we have a lot to offer the new associates who join GEICO.”
Hiring for GEICO’s new Kansas operations will be headed by Maria Scarangella, vice president of talent acquisition and onboarding. Eric Baillargeon will serve as director of the new office.
GEICO is a member of the Berkshire-Hathaway family of companies, which is ranked as the top global insurance group in the world.
The combination of GEICO’s products, financial stability and service capabilities has created ongoing growth for the company for the past several years.
“Because of our continuing growth, we want to make sure we provide GEICO policyholders with the most competent and best professional help,” noted John Zinno, president of GEICO Insurance Agency operations. “We know that we’ll find the highly-talented people we need right here.”
GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, continuing education, career growth opportunities, community engagement opportunities and a friendly, supportive workplace.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 16 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 27 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
Using GEICO’s online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through GEICO Mobile, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.