To be responsible for the states of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and Montana

GEICO has selected Martha Furnas as a vice president of the company. Ms Furnas leads a sales, service and claims staff of 830 associates from the Tucson operations office.

The office has primary responsibility for the states of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. She previously served as assistant vice president for the Tucson service center.

Bill Roberts, executive vice president of GEICO, said: “Martha has done excellent work for us in Tucson, and has demonstrated throughout her career the ability to manage areas to improve results. We look forward to benefiting from her experience and skill for many years to come.”

Prior to becoming an assistant vice president in 2004, Ms Furnas served as director of sales and service in the Tucson office. She has been in charge of that GEICO office since it opened in 2003. She joined GEICO in 1981 and held positions of increasing management responsibility in sales, service and underwriting in the company’s San Diego regional office.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), a part of Berkshire Hathaway , is a private passenger auto insurer in the US.