At Lighthouse, we are focused on the service we provide to our insureds, our agents, and our employees. We believe our employees are a vital part of our company’s continued success and advancement. Our Employee Spotlight is an opportunity for you to get to know our employees better by celebrating their accomplishments.

Pat started with Lighthouse in July 2013. She is responsible for handling liability cases and litigation in all four states Lighthouse serves. Pat’s favorite part about working at Lighthouse is “the family atmosphere of the company and the involvement of all employees in Strategic Initiative projects.” She is currently working on trying to settle her oldest cases from 2012’s Hurricane Isaac.

Get to know our Claims Specialist, Pat Kasum, in this month’s Employee Spotlight.

Where did you grow up? South Bend, Indiana

Tell us the three words that describe you best. Persistent, Practical, and Productive

Do you have a motto or personal mantra? Today is going to be a Good Day!

What do you like to do outside of work? I read 2-3 books a week, mostly fiction. My favorite author is David Baldaci. I also play piano, sing in church choir, and work as a volunteer with the Tampa Woman’s Club

What’s your favorite TV show and/or movie? I don’t watch regular TV, but I love Netflix – my favorite show is Sense8.

What is your favorite sports team? The Lightning Hockey team in Tampa.

What’s your favorite food? Cherry Pie

What or who is your favorite band/singer/song? Kenny G on his soprano sax and I also really like Jazz.

What’s your favorite vacation spot? The Galapagos Islands – I want to see the birds with blue feet!

What is the best book you’ve read lately? The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz

What is your biggest pet peeve? Being put on hold forever…

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know about you. I have been to 92 countries in the past 24 years. I have visited all the continents except Antarctica.

What’s your proudest accomplishment (either work or personal)? My proudest accomplishment is that I trained 36 new adjusters in a period of 18 months at Allstate, many of whom went on to become high level Claims Executives in Chicago.

Thanks for being a part of the Lighthouse Team, Pat!