By Melissa Gautier
When Victoria Elliott was a student at Texas Tech University years ago, she never dreamed a career opportunity would practically fall in her lap. Working in the career center, it was her job to guide visitors around campus. When GEICO executives arrived for a visit, she eagerly led the way as an enthusiastic guide. GEICO corporate’s regional vice president, assistant vice president, and human resources manager were so impressed with her dynamic personality and passion for serving others, they offered her a job on the spot in their Emerging Leaders Program. That was 18 years ago. Victoria’s tenacity and determination has allowed her corporate advancement through the years. She is now the proud owner of a GEICO insurance franchise in Mesquite, Texas.
After graduation from Bishop Lynch High School, Victoria moved to Red Raider territory in Lubbock to study business. A member of Chi Omega Sorority, Victoria earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Texas Tech University in 2003. She accepted GEICO’S employment offer and went to work directly after earning her master’s.
“When GEICO initially invited me to their corporate office, I was pleasantly surprised by everyone’s cheerful attitude and smile. They were genuinely happy to be there,” she says. She was equally impressed with the number of women they employed. “As a female and a minority, it was refreshing to see that GEICO had no employment barriers.”
A Leader with a Servant’s Heart
“For the past 18 years, I’ve worked in every possible capacity at GEICO,” she says, proving her proficiently qualified to serve her clients and lead her team. “We are a very personable and professional team, always there to meet our clients’ needs.”
Victoria and her GEICO team are passionate about determining the best insurance for their clients’ particular situations, while saving them money at the same time. Saving one woman $600 a year on her insurance, Victoria says, “That’s money her family can really use in this current economic climate.” Even discounts are available for military and government personnel, and members of numerous professional, medical, educational, alumni, fraternity, and sorority organizations.
“This opportunity has given me so much, enabling me to be a positive voice in my community and help others in need.” A leader and active member of her community, Victoria supports numerous charities and organizations. Her GEICO franchise has sponsored Buckner Children’s Home, Genesis Women’s Shelter, local VFWs, and high school youth sports. She is also a mentor for United Way of Dallas and a member of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce. Last year during the pandemic, her office supported Mesquite fire fighters, police, and local hospital staff with needed supplies.
In spite of her busy schedule, Victoria still manages to find time for leisure. An avid runner, she has completed a marathon and several half marathons. She also enjoys yoga, and spending time with her husband, their two boys, and extended family.
18671 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 500
Mesquite, Texas 75150