Irene Bartels

Account Manager
Fax: 973-232-2826

Irene works as an account manager in our Personal Lines department. She is quite an asset to the organization! Here is a quick Q & A with Irene!

What is your role at KRA?

I am an account manager for Personal Lines.

What would people never guess you do in your role?

I have my life and health insurance license and I’ve achieved my CISR designation. I take pride in my job.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

Having given my clients solutions to their problems and options with their coverages, and retaining their business.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

In my teen years, I was a lifeguard. In order to pass the lifeguard test, I had to save a 250 lb. male.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I enjoy working out at the gym, spin class, Pure Barre, and long walks. I finished the Marine Corp Marathon with my husband. I also volunteer for Scotch Plains.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

Family and friends.

What is your hidden talent or an interesting fact about you?

Taking pride in my job and I love to bake cheesecakes and cookies. I also love to cook for my family and friends.

What is your favorite movie and book? Why?

The Little Engine That Could. I read this to my children when they were little and they’ve never forgotten.

What is your motto, personal mantra, or favorite quote?

It is what it is.

When are you happiest?

When I am with my family and close friends, and when I receive self-satisfaction with the things I have accomplished through the years.