Gayle Smith joins KASB Risk Management as new Agency Support CoordinatorAndrea Hartzell
Rod Spangler, Director of Risk Management, said Gayle “has a strong passion for service and a wealth of professional experience.
Her role will touch all of our lines, provide direct client and member interactions and keep the wheel turning in our multi-line brokerage firm daily.”
Gayle has long worked in the financial services field, first as an executive assistant at Security Benefit/se2 and then in similar roles at FHLBank Topeka and non-profits.
Spangler said the Risk Management Group’s goal is to provide insurance, benefits and consulting services to bring “insurance with a purpose” to members.
“Gayle will help our group move the passion of `insurance with a purpose’ forward,” Spangler said. “We believe at our core, there is a correlation between student success and risk management operations. The more efficient and effective we can support our members in that effort, insurance does have a purpose, it supports student success. Gayle’s personality and skill set will fit perfectly into that mission.”
Gayle and her husband, Brian, a retired trooper from the Kansas Highway Patrol who now works for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, raised their two children in Seaman USD 345. Prior to that they lived in Lyndon for 10 years where Gayle became a Parent Educator through Greenbush for the Lyndon and Santa Fe Trail Districts and started an intergenerational preschool.
Gayle and Brian, who have been married for 33 years, are active members of the Washburn University Alumni Association and their church where Gayle serves as financial secretary. The two have numerous outdoor hobbies, including camping, kayaking, biking, golfing and motorcycle riding.