It brings a father pride when his daughter decides she wants to return home and join him in business, and that’s the case for Todd Stadtlander and daughter Kara. Working with Dad at Manning Insurance and Real Estate wasn’t an immediate choice for Kara, but after three years of city life, working for a large company, she was ready.
Kara always thought she might come back some day.
Now home, she said, “It’s a good fit, and I’m excited about the opportunity. Manning is a great community and a lot of progressive things are happening.”
She was a member of Manning’s first IKM-Manning graduating class in 2009. She attended Central College where she majored in business management and minored in Spanish. Following graduation in 2013, she worked for American Equity in Des Moines, IA, where she serviced annuities. She was with the company until December 2016.
“I really enjoy insurance,” she said. “I helped Dad during summers, and I completed an internship in Pierre, SD.”
Kara and boyfriend Doug Havick, an IT consultant, have now settled in Manning and plan to web in May 12, 2018.