GEICO’s Macon Office Named 2012 Business of the Year
MACON, Ga. -- November 26, 2012
In recognition for its efforts to expand the local economy and its ongoing
community leadership, GEICO’s Macon office was named 2012 “Business of the
Year” by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce. For nearly 40 years, GEICO has
supported the Macon region through economic growth, charitable contributions
and community involvement.
In June 1973, GEICO opened its doors in a small start-up office in downtown
Macon with less than two dozen associates and later moved to Ocmulgee East
Boulevard with 750 associates. Today, GEICO’s two regional operations centers
in Macon are home to nearly 4,700 associates and those offices make up the
largest GEICO contingent in the country.
“We have thousands of people at GEICO who have built satisfying careers by
taking care of our policyholders for their sales, service and claims needs,”
said Mary Zarcone, GEICO regional vice president of Southeast operations in
Macon, Ga. “We’ve grown because of their professionalism and integrity.”
GEICO has been a major supporter of several charities and community programs
in and around Macon and central Georgia such as the Children’s Hospital,
American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life, Special Olympics, Ronald
McDonald House, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society. The company is also the largest contributor to the United
Way of Central Georgia, donating close to $1 million last year through
fundraisers and community programs.
“As one of the largest private companies in the area, GEICO has anexcellent
reputationfor serving the Macon community and its residents,” said Scott
Markel, GEICO regional vice president of Midwest operations in Macon, Ga.
“This is a wonderful recognition for our associates and all that they give to
the community on behalf of GEICO.”
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 handles auto insurance coverage for 11
million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 17.5 million
In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for
their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes
(RVs). Coverage for life, boats, homes and apartments is available through the
GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella
protection are also available.
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