Matt Collister Expertise: Insurance Title: Writer Education: University of Cincinnati, John Carroll University Location: Cleveland, OH Highlights Insurance industry veteran with over two decades of experienceSpent 14 years at Progressive InsuranceRecipient of the prestigious IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill award for writing Experience Matthew Collister has spent over two decades in insurance. For 14 years, he worked with Progressive Insurance, one of the country’s largest property and casualty insurers. There, he managed the company’s agency communications team, whose audience was Progressive’s network of insurance agents. Matt was also managing editor of at.progressive.com, the company’s first foray into digital content marketing for consumers. He's currently a freelance writer, editor, and consultant, specializing in insurance.His clients have included Kemper, Stillwater, AAA Insurance Services, Brightway, and The Insurance Bulletin. And while insurance is his specialty, Matt has contributed his talents to clients in industries as varied as packaging, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, home improvement, and legal. In 2016, he received an IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill award for writing.Matt lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two school-age children. Education Matthew Collister has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati and an M.A. Humanities from John Carroll University. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.