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?
Hatch: 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.
eInterpreter: Do you volunteer for any other organization other than IASA? If so, which organization and why?
Hatch: Yes, ForTheKids.org 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?
Hatch: Mountain Dew KickStart, Superstitions, and Halloween
eInterpreter: How did you first get started in the insurance industry?
Hatch: 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?
Hacth: 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 day...is 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.