GEICO recently promoted Maria Scarangella to the position of vice president, with responsibility for overseeing the recruiting, selection and hiring of applicants, as well as the development of associates during the beginning stages of their GEICO careers.
Scarangella joined GEICO in 1985 as a claims associate at the company's office on Long Island, New York, and later moved to a role in human resources. She was then promoted to a management position, overseeing homeowner's sales and service, and later a unit that sold multiple insurance product lines.
Scarangella moved to California in 1999 to serve as human resources director for the company's San Diego regional office, and was later named director of service for GEICO's West Coast operations, followed by a promotion to West Coast sales director.
In 2012, Scarangella was elected a GEICO officer, and relocated to Tucson, Arizona, to serve as assistant vice president of underwriting for the company's insurance operations in seven western states.
Scarangella has a bachelor's degree in management from St. John's University in Queens, New York, and an MBA from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.
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.
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