Susan Hatten has joined Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc. as a senior consultant for strategic partnerships.


In this dual-purpose position, Hatten will support the company's business development by creating new business opportunities while also developing, implementing and maintaining Holmes Murphy's community relations strategy, the West Des Moines insurance brokerage said.


Hatten, an Iowa State University graduate with a degree in marketing, has more than 10 years of experience in sales, relationship management, marketing and corporate branding. Her professional development includes positions as an event coordinator, public and media relations coordinator, business development strategist and senior business development executive lead, all with Sigler Cos.


Hatten volunteers in leadership roles for Variety - The Children's Charity, Winefest Des Moines and the Ashley Okland Star Playground Campaign. A 2011 Forty Under 40 honoreeHatten is a founding member of the Junto Networking group, an original member in Lead Like A Lady, and advises Junior League of Des Moines. She has been named dmJuice Young Professional of the Year, Variety's International Ambassador in 2012 and the Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year in 2011.