Linda McHenry’s long career in the insurance industry has included time served in virtually every capacity working in an insurance agency. Linda is currently licensed as a producer (life/health and property/casualty); in the past, she was also a registered representative (Series 6) and a licensed property and casualty consultant.
Linda founded/operated two insurance agencies: an independent agency in Massachusetts and a captive insurance agency in Montana. Her service as an insurance instructor and approved CE provider is nearly as extensive as her agency experience is. As a faculty member of the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents, the Montana Insurance Education Foundation, and PIA West, Linda taught all courses in the National Alliance’s CISR designation program and personal lines components of its CIC designation program. She has also developed and presented insurance CE for numerous insurance companies, agencies, associations, and trade organizations.
In 2003, Linda became an approved continuing education provider, at which time she began developing, writing, and presenting insurance continuing education courses on her own. Several years later, she also began working with several national insurance CE providers to develop and write courses in their online curriculums. Linda now writes courses exclusively for A.D. Banker & Company, for which she is their senior subject matter expert and course developer. Click here for Linda’s full resume.
Putting words together has been Linda’s lifelong passion. Her first published work was the crossword puzzle she designed in fifth grade … with the assistance of Mr. Calen and his mimeograph machine. When her seventh grade English teacher, Pat Goldman, explained to Linda how she could submit her stories to magazine publishers, there was no turning back. Life has a way of interfering with even the most urgent of passions; between her personal relationships commitments and working in the insurance industry, Linda plugged away at her writing, publishing numerous magazine articles and a monthly newspaper column that ran for seven years. Three Rivers Lifestyle, a regional celebrating the best of Western Montana and Rough Notes, an insurance industry trade publication, published the most popular of Linda’s magazine articles.
Linda’s mystery novel, Second Time Around, was published in January 2009 and was nominated for a 2010 EPIC Award in the Best Mystery/Fiction category. Her business book, Taking the Mystery Out of Business: 9 Fundamentals for Professional Success, was published in January 2011 to excellent reviews and received a 5-star review from the Director of Career Advancement, School of Business Administration, at the University of Montana.
Although she was born in the Big Apple, large cities are Linda’s least favorite place to spend time; however, she is very fond of the Big Easy’s French Quarter. The White Mountains of New Hampshire used to be her favorite place in the world … until she fell in love with the Rocky Mountains of western Montana.
Her love for Montana is only exceeded by her love for her family, which lives in Massachusetts–so that’s where Linda is now. She spends her free time with her four grandchildren, her elderly father (who introduced her to the insurance business), close friends, her pets, gardening, and beach combing–something she couldn’t do in the Rocky Mountains! Linda’s favorite color is red–except when it’s green, she brews tea in her coffee maker, and no matter how often or urgently one insists, she will not eat crabs or quahogs.