Meet the team

Matt Leslie

Regional Vice President

Northern California

Matt Leslie is Regional Vice President at the Word & Brown General Agency in San Jose. The Northern California region encompasses 48 counties and stretches from the California-Oregon border south to Monterey, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo counties in Central California.

Working with sales and enrollment staff across the region, Matt provides expert broker training on Word & Brown’s diverse portfolio of health insurance and employee benefits products and services. He also helps brokers and employers understand changing insurance industry and health care regulations.

A California native, Matt entered the health insurance industry in 2012. He joined Word & Brown in 2017. He is active in the Northern California Employee Benefits Council (NCEBC) and a member of the Silicon Valley Association of Health Underwriters (SVAHU).

Previously, Matt was a co-owner and operator of a franchise restaurant and a golf professional.


John M. Word III
Edward J. "Rusty" Brown, Jr.

Executive Leadership

Jessica Word
Marc McGinnis
Scott Diehl

Regional Vice Presidents

Cindy West
Matt Leslie
Michele Isaly
Vanessa Benitez
Marc A. McGinnis


Dientre Le’on
Emily Crognale
Karen DeFazio
Ken Venier
Lydia Robledo
Paul Roberts
Paul Tran