As Managing Editor of Auto Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report, Leslie Hann is a member of the team writing, editing and producing these industry-leading newsletters. She began writing for the newsletters in 2005, and became Managing Editor in 2009. Leslie also works on the development of topics for the Auto Insurance Report National Conference and Property Insurance Report National Conference.
Leslie is a freelance writer with 25 years of experience in journalism, business communications, and educational publishing. In addition to serving as the Managing Editor at Risk Information, Leslie is president of HannWriting Inc., her freelance editorial business.
Leslie writes primarily about the world of business – in particular, the volatile insurance industry – but she also handles a range of other topics. She’s recently published stories about an FBI agent who tracks stolen art, the dangers of clinical drug trials, and the challenges of educating children with autism.
Many of her stories focus on the entrepreneurs and executives who run successful businesses and the people who regulate them. In writing for and about the insurance world, Leslie is adept at translating the arcane business of managing risk into a compelling read, whether in bylined articles or industry reports.
Leslie also serves as managing editor of Leader’s Edge, an award-winning magazine published by the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers.
Before starting HannWriting in 2000, Leslie was managing editor of Best’s Review magazine. She began her journalism career as a reporter for daily newspapers in New Jersey, The Courier-News in Bridgewater and the Asbury Park Press in Neptune. Her work has also appeared in Art & Antiques, Risk Management magazine, John Liner Review, The Journal of Biolaw and Business, Pharmaceutical Executive, Trade Credit magazine, Computer Technology Review, Deliver magazine, District Administration, University Business and other business journals.
Leslie graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She lives in the woods of Lebanon Township, New Jersey, with her husband and business partner, Chris Hann, and their two sons.