Marsha graduated from Colby Junior College. She was a nationally ranked ski racer in her youth and spent many years coaching ski racing at Killington and Pico in Rutland, Vt. during her spare time. She joined IPG in 1994 bringing with her over 20 years of business experience in Northern New England where she formerly was a Commercial/Residential real estate broker.
Since joining IPG Marsha has served on the Board of Directors of NH Health Underwriters and as the Education Chair from 2000-2002. In 2003 Marsha was a member of Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Advisory Board, in 2010 became a member of the Harvard Pilgrim Advisory Board and was recently approached to be a member of the Delta Dental Advisory Board.
Marsha and her partner, Kirsti Karpawich, are consultant/brokers to over 45 of IPG’s clients. They work in a team approach and represent clients that include many municipalities, school districts, human service agencies, associations and health related industries. Working with schools requires a specialized knowledge and understanding of labor issues in order to overcome objections to change. Always sensitive to all the parties concerned, they are consultants to some of the largest school systems in New Hampshire.
With a consultants eye towards long range planning, Kirsti and Marsha’s service oriented approach to the benefit business has been successful with their many clients that range in size from 20 to 1200. They have extensive experience analyzing medical claims, plan design options and tailoring benefits to be the most comprehensive in today’s marketplace for the least amount of money according to their clients’ desires.
Marsha was selected by the American Biographical Institute as a member of the 2000 Most Notable American Women.