Matthew Collister
Matthew Collister
University of Cincinnati, John Carroll University
  • B.A. Political Science, University of Cincinnati, M.A. Humanities, John Carroll University
  • Former associate marketing communications manager and editor in chief at Progressive Insurance

Matthew Collister is a freelance writer and editor, specializing in insurance. He cut his teeth as a writer during a 14-year tenure in marketing at Progressive, 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. He was also managing editor of, the company’s first foray into digital content marketing for consumers. 

Matt left Progressive on good terms in 2015 and has continued to write and consult for the company in a freelance capacity. His other insurance 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.

Matt lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two school-age children.