Texas Tech University

An Unabashed Ambassador for Texas Tech

Victoria Elliott earned two degrees and has since embarked on a highly successful career with insurance provider GEICO.

DOUG HENSLEY | January 11, 2024

It's been 20-something years since Victoria Elliott was an undergraduate student at Texas Tech University, but one thing remains unchanged.

She is still a Red Raider recruiter, evangelizing others about why her alma mater should also become theirs. She is a proud alum of the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business, having earned a bachelor's in business administration degree in 1997 and her master's in business administration in 2003.

“Talking about Texas Tech is something that has come so easily to me,” Elliott says in looking back at how her life and the university she loves remain intertwined. “It is a great place, a unique place, a special place. The people there are genuine, and that is what made it stand out to me.”

Since those special days on campus, Elliott has gone on to a successful career in the insurance business. She went to work for GEICO shortly after receiving her master's and worked her way up the company's corporate ladder while building a reputation as an astute and gifted problem-solver. 

Today, she not only owns her own GEICO insurance office, but she learned insurance from the ground up by doing and leading in each operational department.

“The culture of the company is, ‘Think like an owner,'” Elliott said. “You always want to make decisions as if this is your company because it is. GEICO was an amazing place to start my career.”

But that's getting ahead of the story because as inspirational as her achievements are, they are liberally sprinkled with red and black. There is no other way to say it: Elliott and Texas Tech were meant for each other.

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