We have amazing employees at California Casualty. The Employee Spotlight is a new series aiming to highlight those talented individuals that make up our successful company culture and community. From human resource recruiters and learning and development trainers to claims adjusters, marketers, customer support specialists, partner relations, sales representatives, and beyond; each week, we’ll highlight a new team member, so you can get to know us better and see how our employees make us who we are as a company.
This edition of the Employee Spotlight will feature our Accountant II, Lisa Hansen.
Lisa has been with us for 15 and a half years and is based in our Colorado office.
Let’s get to know Lisa!
What made you want to work as an Accountant at California Casualty?
I began working at California Casualty as a temp in Corporate Services. As I learned and progressed through the levels in that department, I trained in Purchasing and began to work closely with the Finance Department.
I like detail-oriented work, and Finance seemed like a good fit, as well as a place to learn and grow. And over the past 11 years in Finance, I have found this to be true.
What is your favorite part about your job?
I enjoy what I do, but it’s the people I get to work with that make it a joy to go into work every day. Not only the direct employees I work with side by side in my department, but the relationships I’ve built with people in other areas of the company such as Claims and IT. I love the people I get to work with, and that makes all the difference. There are four of us in CSC Finance, and we’ve been together for more than 9 years now. They make everyday fun.
I feel like California Casualty as a company really cares about their employees, and in turn, the employees care for each other. They have been there for me through the ups and downs of life over the past 15 years. My boss and co-workers feel like family at this point. We laugh a lot and tease each other endlessly, but we all step up and support each other if anyone needs help.
What have you learned in your position at California Casualty?
I came to California Casualty from the service industry, so I have learned so much about business and different computer programs, but everything comes back to service. I think my job is a little unique in that my customers are other employees, so the better I can serve them, the better they can serve their customers.
What are your favorite activities to do outside of the office?
I love to go hiking, either with my husband or my kids. We’re so fortunate living in Colorado Springs to have so many beautiful parks and trails so nearby to explore.
I also love traveling, attending concerts, and thrill rides of all kinds!
Anything else you would like the audience to know about you?
I was born and raised on a farm in Nebraska, but have lived in Colorado as long as I have my home state, so both places feel like home to me.
I have three kids ages 6, 8, and 10 that keep me very busy!
And I’m also a newlywed! My husband Carl and I just got married on 2/22/2020.
If you want to learn more about Lisa or are interested in a career at California Casualty, connect with her on LinkedIn! Or visit our careers page at https://www.calcas.com/careers
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