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William G. Hauserman MSL'94

2023 Alumni Service Award Recipient

Sandy Hauserman HeadshotWilliam “Sandy” Hauserman graduated from Vermont Law School in 1994 with an MSL, summa cum laude. Shortly thereafter, he met his wife, Karen, online—long before there were dating apps! They have two sons, Matthew (23) and Christopher (21). Matthew graduated from Bentley University, magna cum laude, and works for Harris Williams, an investment bank in San Francisco. Christopher is a fourth-year student at Syracuse University studying Architecture, with one more year to go. He has an internship this summer with ZGF Architects in Seattle.

After graduating from VLS, Sandy worked for Guy Carpenter in New York as a reinsurance broker. He ran the firm’s global environmental liability specialty practice. At night, he attended Pace University School of Law, graduating in 1997 with a JD, cum laude. In 1995, Pat Parenteau asked Sandy to join the advisory committee of VLS’ Environmental Law Center. He served on that committee up to, and through, Melissa Scanlan’s tenure as director of the ELC.

In 1997 Karen and Sandy bought a small farm in Danville, Vermont, with the dream of moving there full time. Guy Carpenter was headquartered in the World Trade Center. On September 11, 2001, Sandy was entering the quad when the second plane hit the South Tower. Fortunately, he wasn’t hurt by flying debris, but was four blocks away when the South Tower collapsed.

Karen moved to the farm in 2001 and Sandy continued to work for Guy Carpenter in New York, coming home every weekend to be with the family. In 2009, Sandy left Guy Carpenter and cofounded Digital Risk Resources (DRe), a company that enabled insurance companies to offer cyber insurance to their customers. DRe was headquartered in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. This company was very successful, but it was put into runoff on January 1, 2022, when Sandy semi-retired.

Once living in Danville, Sandy got involved in the local community, serving as a little league and Babe Ruth coach. He was then elected to the Danville School Board and served as chair for five years. He was also elected to the regional school board for Caledonia County serving as vice chair. He is currently Danville’s Town Juror.

Sandy is a certified ARIAS, U.S. reinsurance arbitrator and has done numerous arbitrations over of the years. Recently, Sandy and his business partner have started a new company called Tech Savvy Training, which creates training games. The first product is a game called Hack Attack Protectors that teaches users how to protect their valuable data and assets. The gaming platform satisfies most organizations cyber training requirements.

Sandy was a founding member of VLGS’ Master’s Only Committee, and for a number of years, he served as its chair and vice chair.