Chapter Volunteer Profile
Featured Volunteer: Karsten Hatch, Partner, Larson & Company, IASA Ohio Chapter

eInterpreter: What was the first IASA Chapter event you attended and what inspired you to go?
Hatch: I first attended the Utah Chapter Fall Conference and Golf Tournament in 2006.

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eInterpreter: What is the biggest benefit of having access to insurance education locally to you and your company?
Hatch: It is just that; the benefit of having access to insurance education. 

eInterpreter: If money was no object...what would you love to do for a living?
Hatch: Safety inspector of a nuclear power plant; sector 7G. In all seriousness, I would like to be a National Forest Service Park Ranger in Wyoming.

eInterpreter: Do you have any hobbies that could affect your personal insurance premiums?
I don't do it much anymore--must be getting old, but I use to hike to the top of high mountains that would have been easy to stumble on and fall several hundred feet.

Do you volunteer for any other organization other than IASA? If so, which organization and why?
Yes, is a not-for-profit organization that provides food on the weekends for underprivileged elementary students. 

eInterpreter: Besides family and friends, what 3 things could you NOT live without?
Mountain Dew KickStart, Superstitions, and Halloween

eInterpreter: How did you first get started in the insurance industry?
I got my first experience in the insurance industry when my current employer hired me. When I was hired, I was asked, "Do you want to work on insurance audits or government audits?" I was still pretty naive at the time, so I said, "insurance?" Having been able to work on government audits subsequently, I am grateful I chose insurance. 

eInterpreter: What would you say to a colleague, or even a peer at another company, who has never attended an IASA Chapter event about getting involved?
Why not give it a shot? What do you have to lose? Besides the education, IASA is an opportunity to develop new relationships and friendships. 

eInterpreter: What is your current job and what aspect of your position do you find most rewarding?
Hatch: My current position is Audit Partner. One of the things I find most rewarding is helping a client research and find solutions to a problem or question. 
eInterpreter: So after a tough your release a good workout, a certain food, or something over ice?
Hatch: A good release is a good old fashioned walk to clear my mind.  

Karsten Hatch