Kathy began working in the insurance industry in 1989 while earning her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She worked in a State Farm agent’s office throughout her 4 years of college.
Upon graduation, she earned her Illinois Insurance Producer’s license in Property and Casualty and began working with a downtown brokerage, Kruger Insurance Agency (later to become part of The Horton Group). She started as the manager of the Personal Lines Department but transitioned into Commercial Insurance. Her commercial roots are in insuring Community Associations, (homeowners, condominium, and town homes). This is a highly specialized area of insurance.
After 10 years with Kruger Insurance Agency, she took a 2 year sabbatical with the birth of her second child.
When she returned to insurance, it was again with a State Farm Agent. She also became licensed in Life and Health Insurance. She produced not only personal insurance and commercial property/casualty insurance, but also life and health insurance products.
In 2008, she moved to Hollinger Insurance Services, a predominantly commercial insurance brokerage.
As of January 2019, she joined Rosenthal Bros. Inc., a large insurance agency based out of Deerfield, Illinois. She continues to specialize in community association insurance as well as insurance for all types of commercial/business exposures.
In addition to her membership in the GOA, she is a member of CAI (Community Associations Institute), a CAI Educated Business Partner, and serves on 3 committees for CAI.