GEICO Taps Shafner as General Counsel, O’Keefe as Info Chief; Larguet to Operations

September 4, 2020

Auto insurer GEICO recently named a new officer and promoted two others.

Jonathan Shafner was promoted to vice president and general counsel, and John O’Keefe was promoted to vice president and chief information security officer with responsibility for data operations, architecture and infrastructure.

Fikri Larguet was elected assistant vice president and will lead IT data operations.

Shafner has been assistant vice president and deputy general counsel since 2017. Before that, he served as assistant vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary since 2010. He joined GEICO in 1986 as an attorney and has held many positions over the years, including senior counsel and assistant general counsel.

O’Keefe has been assistant vice president and chief information security officer, with responsibility for IT infrastructure, operations and security, since 2016. Before that, he had been director of Systems Operations Infrastructure since 2006.

After completing four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, he joined GEICO in 1985 as a programmer. His level of responsibilities evolved as he was promoted to lead programmer, manager and then director.

Larguet most recently served as director of Cloud Products and Services. He started his career at GEICO as a senior software developer in 2003 and quickly took on responsibilities as a technical lead. In 2011, he was promoted to manager and then to director in 2014. Larguet has been instrumental in efforts to modernize sales systems and build out cloud infrastructure.

GEICO is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and has a national workforce of more than 40,000 associates.

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