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O. M. (Tony) Nicely
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GEICO

Tony Nicely is chairman and chief executive officer for the GEICO companies, positions he has held since 1993.

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.

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.

Originally from Alleghany County, Va., Nicely currently resides in Gainesville, Va., with his wife. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.