President GEICO Insurance Agency
Melissa Gallaro is president of the GEICO Insurance Agency, which sells GEICO’s non-auto insurance products through a network of affiliated partners. She also has oversight responsibilities for GEICO’s motorcycle, RV, commercial insurance, umbrella and boat specialty lines. Prior to being promoted to her current position in 2019, Gallaro had been vice president of the GEICO Insurance Agency since 2014.
Gallaro joined GEICO in 2002 as a sales counselor in the company’s Woodbury, New York, regional office, where she advanced through supervisory and management positions. She served as planning manager for GEICO’s New York insurance operations at the Woodbury office before moving to GEICO’s Fredericksburg, Virginia, regional office as sales director for the GEICO Insurance Agency in 2009. Gallaro then transferred to GEICO’s Buffalo, New York, regional office in 2011, as sales and service director for the GEICO Insurance Agency. In 2014, GEICO’s Board of Directors elected Gallaro vice president of the GEICO Insurance Agency.
Gallaro earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mary Washington University and an MBA from Long Island University – C.W. Post. Last year, she was honored with a 2020 Distinguished Business Alumni Award from University of Mary Washington.
Gallaro lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband and two boys. She’s passionate about volunteering in her local community and currently serves on the board for Stafford Hospital. Through GEICO, she also supports March of Dimes and serves on the board for the company’s Davidson Nicely Associate Assistance Fund, which delivers financial aid to GEICO associates facing personal emergencies.