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Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864,

MEDIA ALERT: Invitation to Groundbreaking Event for New BoatUS / GEICO Marine Insurance Headquarters Building Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at 4 p.m.

5323 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia

The new BoatUS / GEICO Marine Insurance headquarters to be built at 5323 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia (credit BoatUS)
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WHAT: The media are invited to the groundbreaking event on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at 4 p.m. for the new BoatUS / GEICO Marine Insurance headquarters building at 5323 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia. The new 65,000 square-foot purpose-built facility will be a state-of-the-art corporate and association headquarters with customer service and nationwide 24/7 on-water/on-road dispatch operations for recreational boat owners. BoatUS / GEICO Marine Insurance is the 17th largest employer in Alexandria, and the new location is very close to where BoatUS began in 1966 – just one block from our first headquarters location.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m, short presentation followed by shovels-in-the-ground photo opportunity with refreshments

WHERE: 5323 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia (Braddock Rd. exit off 495)

WHO: In attendance at the event will be BoatUS CEO Kirk La; GEICO President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Roberts; Fairfax County Braddock District Supervisor John Cook; Fairfax County Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity; and Virginia State Senator Richard Saslaw.

RSVP: Please RSVP acceptances only to Scott Croft, BoatUS Public Affairs, or 703-461-2864

BACKGROUND: Celebrating more than 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with more than a half-million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. When boats break down on the water, the largest recreational boat towing fleet in the nation, TowBoatUS, brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program gives boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. Boat policies are underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company with BoatUS staff handling sales, service, claims and towing for both BoatUS and GEICO boat policyholders. We also help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. For more background on BoatUS see BoatUS by the Numbers 2017.