17:33 | 10.11.2017
HEIDI Award Goes to GEICO for Exemplary Diversity and Inclusion Practices in the Workplace

GEICO’s Virginia Beach, Va., regional office recently earned the Hampton
Roads Employer Inclusion and Diversity Initiative Award (HEIDI) at the
annual conference of the Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion

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Beth Roberts (center), HR director of GEICO’s Virginia Beach regional office, accepts the company’s HEIDI Award from Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium’s Billy McIntyre and Frances Thompson. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Consortium presents HEIDI Awards to businesses and organizations
that exemplify diversity and inclusion practices in their workforce,
workplace and marketplace. HEIDI award winners set standards of
excellence for Hampton Roads communities and the Eastern Shore of
Virginia indicates the Consortium.

In accepting the honor, Beth Roberts, GEICO human resources director for
the region, said, “Diversity plays a huge role in our success. At GEICO,
we strive to embrace all aspects of diversity.”

GEICO embraces diversity at every level, from recruiting and retention
to the cultural diversity workshops and multicultural celebrations and
events the company hosts throughout the year.

“We’re very pleased our workforce reflects the diversity of our
customers,” said John Pham, vice president of GEICO’s Virginia Beach
regional operations. “We rely on the inclusion of all points of view to
help us improve our business and drive profitable growth. We’re so proud
of what all our associates are doing for our customers and for our

Last month, GEICO was also recognized for its diversity and inclusion
efforts with’s Top Companies for Women Technologists award.
The award recognizes the company’s commitment to giving women in
technology a place to thrive.

GEICO is the largest auto insurer in Virginia, and the Virginia Beach
office employs more than 2,800 associates. GEICO is the second largest
private-passenger auto insurance company in the county. To learn more
about career opportunities at GEICO go to
(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 24 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.

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