Meet the team

Michele Isaly

Regional Vice President

Orange County

Michele Isaly is Regional Vice President (RVP) for Word & Brown’s Orange County Region. She has more than two decades of general agency experience and possesses a high level of industry knowledge, credibility, and professionalism that both brokers and carrier partners have come to trust.
Michele’s passion for sales and relationship building have helped the Orange County sales team reach new heights since she first joined Word & Brown as Field Sales Director in 2019. She was promoted to the RVP role in January 2021.
During her first year at Word & Brown, Michele successfully built a solid foundation in Orange County by implementing her unique business strategy and driving new premium growth, while also achieving record retention. She has been instrumental in providing leadership, process refinement, and team unity to Word & Brown. In her current role, she continues to focus on business development strategies, while working with other members of the Orange County team to expand key agency relationships.  
Michele earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from San Diego State University and is a member of the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters (OCAHU), as well as the Orange County Employee Benefit Council (OCEBC). 


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

Executive Leadership

Jessica Word
Marc McGinnis
Scott Diehl
Joe De La Cruz

Regional Vice Presidents

Cindy West
Jim Pippins
Michele Isaly
Vanessa Benitez


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