Hanna joined Watkins Insurance Group in 2005 as the Personal Lines Manager of the Austin location and became a shareholder in Dec 2013. Prior to that, she held positions with Progressive Insurance Company as well as two independent insurance agencies in Austin and in California. She attended Hawaii Pacific University where she graduated with an Associate in Business Management and St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
While at Watkins Insurance Group she obtained her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), and Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designations through The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.
A commitment to the success of the independent agent channel has led her to volunteer in multiple capacities within the industry. She has previously served as the Chair of the Industry Solution Committee for the Applied Client Network, the Travelers Agency Automation National Council, the Central Insurance Company CSR Advisory Committee, and the Hartford Personal Lines Agent Advisor Council. She currently serves on the Germania Insurance Company Advisory Committee.
Hanna also is an instructor at the Center of Professional Education through the University of Texas (Austin) Extended Campus. She teaches insurance and risk management for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) program as well as continuing education courses for CFP. In her free time, she enjoys being with family, gardening, cooking, and camping, and is currently learning to sail!