Presentation by GEICO CEO Tony Nicely to Conclude 2014-2015 Executive Forum


MACON – Mercer University's 2014-2015 Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, will conclude on March 17 with a presentation in Macon by GEICO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer O.M. “Tony” Nicely.

Nicely will give a 6:30 p.m. dinner presentation in the Presidents Dining Room of the University Center. Attendance is by invitation only to Executive Forum members.

Nicely has served as chairman and CEO for the GEICO companies since 1993.

“Many of our business students have interned with GEICO and become employed by GEICO, so I am particularly excited to welcome Tony Nicely to address the members of our Executive Forum,” said Dr. Susan Perles Gilbert, dean of the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer. “He has led GEICO through tremendous growth to become the second-largest auto insurer, and I personally look forward to hearing what he has to share with us.”

Nicely joined GEICO in 1961 while attending college. He rose through levels of increasing responsibility in the company before being elected an assistant vice president in 1973. He was promoted to regional vice president in 1980, senior vice president in 1985, executive vice president in 1987, and president in 1989. Between 1983-1985, he was the regional vice president at Macon's GEICO operation.

Nicely serves on the boards of directors of the Property Casualty Insurance Association of America and the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

Nicely is a member of the Federal City Council. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Georgia College and honorary doctorate degrees in business administration from Bridgewater College and humane letters from Marymount University.

The Executive Forum is a membership organization composed of businesses, organizations and individuals. For more information on membership, call (800) 837-2911 or (478) 301-2943, or visit

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 13 million private passenger customers and insures more than 22 million vehicles (auto and cycle). For more information, go to

About the Executive Forum, presented by BB&T

The Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, is a business outreach program of Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics and the Office of University Advancement. The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers while networking with other business leaders. For more information, call Mercer's Office of University Advancement at (800) 837-2911 or (478) 301-4169, or visit

Kyle is senior director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he serves as editor of the Mercerian alumni magazine and News@Mercer e-newsletters, and he coordinates hometown and university news releases.