The GEICO board of directors has promoted Angela Rinella to the role of vice president of the company’s regional operations in Lakeland, FL.
Rinella was most recently serving as vice president of GEICO’s claims operations. She began her career with the company in 2002, initially as a telephone claims representative based in Woodbury, NY. In 2004, she later joined the team that opened the GEICO regional office in Buffalo, NY, where she helped establish the claims department before going on to serve a number of management roles.
She was later appointed liability director at the Lakeland regional office in 2009. Then in 2014, she was elected vice president of claims for the Fredericksburg, VA regional office. She held that position until she was named vice president of claims operations.
A release said that Rinella has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Medaille College.
Last week, GEICO had named Greg Jacobi to a similar role, but for the San Diego, CA regional office. The insurer also made a couple more key appointments for the region – namely James Jones as assistant vice-president of claims and Karen De Mars as assistant vice-president of underwriting.