GEICO Board Elect, Elevate Officers

Board of Directors has announced the election of two new officers and
the promotion of two other officers. The changes take effect May 25.

David Longley was elected assistant vice president and will
oversee staff counsel operations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama
and Louisiana (excluding New Orleans). Michele El-Gamil was
elected internal auditor.

Longley, a graduate of the University of Florida and the Cumberland
School of Law at Samford University, began his legal career representing
insurers, including GEICO, throughout the state of Florida. He joined
GEICO in 2007 as the insurer’s managing attorney in Nashville,
Tennessee. In 2014, he was promoted to director of staff counsel for
GEICO’s Southeast regional operations. In 2016, he assumed
responsibility as director of staff counsel operations in Florida.

El-Gamil first joined GEICO in 2005 as an auditor in the internal audit
division. In 2007, she was accepted into the controller management
program and rotated through various departments within the controller
division. After completing the program in 2011, she was named manager of
financial controls and compliance. She was named payroll manager in
2014, a position she held until her promotion to director of treasury
operations in 2017. A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified
Internal Auditor, El-Gamil has a BS degree in accounting from the
University of Maryland, College Park.

In addition, the Board promoted officers:

  • Hollis White to controller. She had served as treasurer since
    2014. White first joined GEICO in 1994 as a Leo Goodwin Scholar while
    studying for her accounting degree at the University of Maryland,
    College Park. After graduation, she worked in statutory accounting,
    where she helped the company adopt the PeopleSoft system. She was
    named manager of financial controls and compliance in 2004 and played
    a key role in GEICO’s adherence to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In 2011,
    she was promoted to director of corporate financial reporting. White
    is a Certified Public Accountant.
  • Neal Craig to treasurer, succeeding White. He joined GEICO as
    an accountant at the company’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland,
    in 1986. A year later, he was promoted to senior financial
    administrator for GEICO’s investment company GEIVEST. In 1990, after
    GEIVEST was sold, he was named a senior accountant in the treasury
    department. In 1991, Craig completed a management rotation at GEICO’s
    regional office in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he held management
    positions in sales, service and underwriting. In 1997, he moved to
    Iowa to serve as branch manager of the company’s new office in
    Coralville. In 2001, he moved to the company’s Lakeland, Florida,
    regional office to serve as a director. Craig returned to GEICO
    headquarters in 2006 to work in the internal audit division. He was
    elected a GEICO officer and named the company’s chief audit executive
    in 2010. Craig has a degree in business and finance from Mount St.
    Mary’s College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified
    Internal Auditor.


(Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto
insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28
million vehicles.

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