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NAWBO Member Q&A: Karla Rendall

Karla Rendall owns her own insurance agency, offering all kinds of insurance services, including home, auto, personal, umbrella and more. She’s active in the community, serving with NAWBO Iowa, Rebuilding Together Des Moines and at various local animal shelters.

Can you take me through your personal background?

I was born and raised in Cresco, Iowa. After graduation from Crestwood High School, I obtained my bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in the field of education with a minor in special education. I then moved to Des Moines and started an unexpected career in banking for the next 17 years. Most of my banking career was in the retail and commercial area, emphasizing in sales management, commercial lending and cash management. In September 2016, I left the banking world and started my own insurance agency. Me and my husband of 13 years, Dan, and my two boys, Kole and Konnor, live by three rules: serve others as you would like to be served, show kindness and compassion to everyone around you and make God the center of your world.  

What is your profession/business?

I own my own insurance agency. I offer all types of insurance including home, auto, personal umbrella, RV/boat/motorcycle, landlord, vacant home, commercial general liability/workers compensation/umbrella/auto, professional liability, director and officer liability, and life insurance.

What do you most enjoy about what you do?

My passion is in educating and advising others to make the best decision possible for their individual needs. Making connections with and building relationships with people is what drives me!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was young (and even now), I wanted to be a professional singer and actress.

What’s your favorite food during the holidays?

My favorite food during the holidays is turkey on a doughy bun with butter, salt and pepper. Of course, the baked goods are a close second!