Maureen Brody started writing and editing for the insurance industry in 2000 with a then-start-up firm that has grown into a major player in the independent agency channel. Her “facts up front” approach to writing was developed at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where Maureen worked in the 1980s as a foreign arms transfer analyst and foreign military budget specialist. In those positions, she regularly briefed tactical and strategic commanders and wrote for cabinet-level officials and the president. She learned very young that top-level executives have no time to wade through prose; they want the core information first, followed by incisive, supporting evidence.
Maureen brings that same writing style to the insurance industry—keep it simple, keep it clear, but don’t be boring! That’s the method she practiced in her years as a teacher at the University of Maryland, where she designed and taught undergraduate 300- and 400-level courses on international relations and journalism’s role in foreign policy.
For eight years, she has written and edited for an award-winning insurance association magazine, and for the past seven she has written and edited for specialty publications of the Financial Times. She is the managing editor of a monthly series of insurance newsletters spanning personal lines, commercial lines and employee benefits, and she was managing editor of a start-up magazine that was recently sold to a consortium of industry professionals.
Maureen homeschooled four of her five children and spends her spare time remodeling her 1972 split-level, carting her rugby players to the pitch, vacuuming dog fur left behind by her two labs, leading the glee club at her son’s school, and hiding her eyes as her daughter trains their two-year old Andalusian.
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