Katy Office Expansion Ceremony at Government Employees Insurance Company

Left to Right: GEICO Senior Vice President Melissa Gallaro, Katy Economic Development Council President and CEO Angie Thomason, GEICO Vice President of Commercial Insurance Operations Jason Andrukonis, GEICO Director of Commercial Insurance Operations Nidia Bandstra and Maida Guillen, Community Engagement Coordinator for Harris County Precinct 4 cut the ribbon to commemorate the expansion of GEICO's commercial insurance operations in Katy, TX
Ribbon Cutting @ The Katy Office Expansion Ceremony Photo: Business Wire

GEICO Hosts Ceremony to Celebrate Expansion of Commercial Insurance Operations; Plans to Add Hundreds of Jobs

February 15, 2023 HOUSTON--()--GEICO hosted a ceremony today to celebrate the expansion of its commercial insurance operations at its Katy office, which will support this growing area of GEICO’s business. With this expansion, GEICO expects to add 250-500 new positions in Katy over the next five years.

GEICO Senior Vice President Melissa Gallaro and GEICO Vice President of Commercial Insurance Operations Jason Andrukonis greeted Katy Economic Development Council acting President and CEO Angie Thomason and local business and community leaders at the event.

“The hundreds of jobs we’re adding here in Katy over the next few years will primarily focus on small business insurance sales and customer service,” said Melissa Gallaro, GEICO senior vice president. “We need outgoing, solutions-oriented individuals to work with our customers to help them find the coverage that makes most sense for the type of business they own.”

Gallaro also noted the significant growth GEICO’s commercial insurance business has experienced over the past year “Our investment in the Houston area will allow us to effectively manage that growth as more business owners realize how easy it is to buy coverage through GEICO,” Gallaro said.

Future job openings will include insurance sales and customer service positions. Applicants can search for open roles by visiting careers.geico.com.

GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, career growth and community engagement opportunities, and a friendly, supportive workplace. Associates also have an opportunity to earn degrees and further their education through the company’s GEICO Strive tuition reimbursement program.


Immediately following the Commercial Insurance Operations Expansion Ceremony, GEICO reaffirmed its commitment to the Katy community by hosting a National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® vehicle gifting presentation.

This program, led by the NABC, is a collaboration between businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry in which they team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation.

The recipient at this event was nominated by one of GEICO’s community partners, Fort Bend Women’s Shelter. The car she received will help her commute to work more easily without relying on friends or paying for expensive rideshare rides.


GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeownersrenterscondofloodidentity theftterm life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.


The National Auto Body Council® is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted nearly 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for nearly 5,000 First Responders and is helping educate students and adult drivers in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.