GEICO, a Chevy Chase, Md.-headquartered auto insurance unit of Berkshire Hathaway, announced that Seth Ingall has been named senior vice president, with responsibility for claims home office, staff counsel, communications and the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation.
He will also continue to serve on the board of directors of GEICO’s insurance companies. Ingall succeeds Don Lyons, who retired from the company after 44 years of service.
Ingall most recently served as regional vice president since 2007, first leading GEICO’s regional office in Woodbury, N.Y., before moving to the GEICO’s regional office in Buffalo, N.Y. in 2012.
Ingall originally joined GEICO as a certified insurance counselor interviewer in 1986, and took on assignments of increasing responsibility before earning his law degree and joining the office of staff counsel. He went on to become managing attorney in the Silver Spring, Md., staff counsel office, then administrative senior claims attorney in claims home office, and subsequently served as assistant vice president for claims in GEICO’s Fredericksburg, Va., office. He was named vice president of GEICO claims operations in 2005.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the country. It provides auto insurance coverage for 10 million policyholders and insures more than 16 million vehicles.
In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers insurance products for 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.