Rita received her B.A. Degree from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1982. She worked for Indiana University from 1982 until 1991. She obtained her Property and Casualty license in 1991 and began working at Hardesty Insurance, first as support staff, and now Agent/Owner. Being a risk manager is a rewarding career as she works to help people make safe, sound judgments in their insurance (financial) decisions.