Geico has moved Rick Hoagland to the role of vice president of its New York regional operations. He succeeds John Pham, who was named vice president of Geico’s Virginia Beach region and the company’s military, motorcycle and recreational vehicles division.
Hoagland joined the insurance company in 1994 as a telephone claims representative and advanced through several assignments before becoming a manager in 2002. He then completed the company’s executive assistant program and was named director of claims for home office systems.
In 2009, Hoagland was elected assistant vice president of claims for Geico’s Midwest operations in Macon, Ga., and assumed the role of assistant vice president of underwriting for the same region a year later. He was then promoted to vice president of the company’s corporate-wide claims operations in 2012. Hoagland went on to serve as regional vice president at the Buffalo regional office, where he oversaw insurance operations for the New England states and New Jersey.
“Rick has demonstrated sound leadership in all his management roles, and has driven consistent growth running Geico’s region that includes New England and New Jersey,” says Bill Roberts, president and chief operating officer.