GEICO Names Shawn Burklin Vice President for West Coast OperationsSAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GEICO recently named Shawn Burklin regional vice president of the company's West Coast operations, responsible for California, Hawii and Alaska.
"Our San Diego operation is filled with GEICO associates who are enthusiastic about everything they can do to serve our customers better. I am thrilled to be joining them"
Previously Burklin served as vice president of GEICO's Southeast operations, headquartered at the company's Macon, Ga., regional office.
"Our San Diego operation is filled with GEICO associates who are enthusiastic about everything they can do to serve our customers better. I am thrilled to be joining them," Burklin said.
Burklin began his GEICO career in 1995 in the claims department in the company's Fredericksburg, Va., regional office, and soon afterward entered the company's executive management program. In 1997 his legal background led to his assignment as a claims attorney and by 2000 he was named a senior claims attorney.
Burklin went on to serve as assistant vice president of claims for GEICO's Lakeland, Fla., regional office before being named vice president of corporate claims in 2007.
He holds an undergraduate degree from Eckerd College in Florida and earned a juris doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Florida.
"Shawn's years and experience with GEICO have given him a great knowledge of our operations. I know he'll be an asset to our San Diego office," said senior vice president Don Lyons.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. GEICO provides auto insurance coverage for 9 million policyholders and insures more than 16 million vehicles.
In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and mobile homes. Coverage for life, boats, homes and apartments is available through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++ for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several national customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, go to http://www.geico.com.
Posted: September 16, 2010
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