Matthew Collister

Matthew Collister

University of Cincinnati, John Carroll University


  • Insurance industry veteran with over two decades of experience
  • Spent 14 years at Progressive Insurance
  • Recipient of the prestigious IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill award for writing


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, 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.


Matthew Collister has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati and an M.A. Humanities from John Carroll University.