River City Six – Megan Hatch
Meet Megan Hatch, risk advisor for UNICO Group, Inc. (www.unicogroup.com)
Tell us a little about your business.
UNICO is a one-stop shop agency for employers and individuals that offers a consultative and relationship-oriented approach to the insurance process. We take pride in our expertise and know trust can’t be assumed; it has to be earned. As we earn it, you’ll begin to understand that what we value most are relationships. We find our business to be personal, compassionate, and fun. So, when we’re building a new relationship, we’re really making a new friend who we can work with to help solve problems, navigate solutions, and celebrate achievements. In my position, I focus on property and casualty insurance, and I work with businesses to review and develop their risk management programs. I’m involved with many industries, but have a niche in the non-profit, healthcare, and property sectors.
How did you get started in the business?
I started in the insurance business as an intern in college. After graduating from UNL, I started working with a national insurance carrier. Over several years, I held various roles which included property claims, recruiting, and agency owner. I recently decided to make a change and a couple of good friends referred me to UNICO. I found that the people and culture of UNICO were the perfect fit for me.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
I pride myself on being a lifelong learner and one of my most important achievements has been obtaining my CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband Kyle and I have been married for 10 years. He is a regional sales rep with Iron Connect. We’ve been blessed with two wonderful kids, Kinsley (4) and Knox (2).
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When I was selected for the position as an agency recruiter. It was a huge step outside of my comfort zone, but it introduced me to the world of sales, which in turn has led me to a career that I love!
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
In my free time I enjoy going to concerts, playing golf, and traveling with family and friends.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I grew up on a farm outside of a small town in Nebraska. My sophomore year of high school, we only had 5 girls on our basketball team. We didn’t win too many games, but we did finish the season!
Who inspires you?
My parents. They are hardworking, high integrity people who have been a great example to our family.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Everything in moderation.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I can play the piano.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
I have been a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer for 12 years. I enjoy teaching kids about business and how they can be an influence in their communities.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
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