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Sara Marie Brenner

Insurance Entrepreneur, Principal, & Recruiter | MBA (& future DBA) student | 614.918.3838 | Musician

Columbus, Ohio Area
  1. Liberty University,
  2. Brenner Music & Tutoring,
  3. Brenner for Ohio
  1. Liberty University
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Liberty University

Liberty University

MBA Student


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Insurance Entrepreneur
*licensed in life, accident, and health insurance
*specializing in working with small business owners and their companies
*building a multi-line agency in Dublin, Ohio (

*B.A., Political Science / International Relations Theory
*MBA (International Business / Finance cognate) student at Liberty University, anticipated 2016
*DBA to follow

Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, in progress
*Life & Health Institute (20 hours) completed March 2015: life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, long term care insurance, business succession and continuance, retirement planning, annuities
*Commercial Casualty Institute (20 hours) completed April 2015: Commercial General Liability, Business Auto Policy, Workers Compensation, Cyber Liability, Endorsements

National Federation of Independent Business - Ohio: state Leadership Council & Area Action Council Chair

Member: Dublin Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) - Columbus, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - Columbus, Professional Insurance Agents Association (PIAA) - Ohio

Musician (pianist, singer, songwriter)

Former small business owner (1992-2012); former city councilwoman; former political writer for The Washington Times; former talk show host; husband is a state representative

Enjoys cooking Mediterranean meals, snow skiing, listening to non-fiction books on Audible, reading about piano pedagogy, practicing classical piano, writing materials for use in the music studio, cuddling with two wonderful dogs and a cat, trying new restaurants, meeting new people, and has been known to get in to heated political conversations!


MBA Student

Liberty University
– Present (5 months)Online

Attending full time while working full time. MBA student with an international business cognate. Planning to earn my DBA following. GPA: 4.0.

Suzuki Piano & Voice Instructor; Academic Tutor

Brenner Music & Tutoring
– Present (22 years 10 months)Powell, Ohio

Please visit for more information on piano and voice lessons.

*Trained through Dyslexia International and the University of London - England in supporting children and adults with reading difficulties, especially dyslexia
*Pursuing an M. A. in Teaching with a Secondary Education cognate
*Qualified to tutor social studies, civics, government or political science for grades k-12 (undergraduate major was Political Science at The Ohio State University)
*Experienced in assisting with writing papers, essays, and other non-fiction work through collegiate level (former journalist and completed lengthy undergraduate thesis)
*Knowledgeable in tutoring elementary math, reading, writing, language arts, spelling and more, including test taking and study skills
*Familiar with common core state standards for math and language arts
*Tutoring available in Powell, Ohio or virtually via Google Hangouts, Skype or FaceTime

Digital Communications

Brenner for Ohio
– Present (4 years 5 months)Ohio

I handle all of the digital communications for State Representative Andrew O. Brenner, including website, social media (he tweets and posts on his own), email lists and more.


Liberty University

  • Business Concepts (BMAL 590)
  • Legal Environment of Business (BUSI 561)
  • Organizational Behavior (BMAL 500)

Test Scores

Ohio Life, Accident, & Health Licensing Exam

Score: PASS


National Association of Women Business Owners - Columbus

Member of Membership Committee

National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors


Junior League of Columbus

Grant-writing team

American College of Musicians

participating teacher

Preparing students annually for the Piano Guild.

Music Teachers National Association


Attending workshops, local/state/national conferences, preparing students for events, judging events such as Scale Olympics, and getting to know other local teachers.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Grassroots Volunteer

Republican Party
– Present (16 years 10 months)Politics

Been volunteering on local, state and national campaigns since 1998.


The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

I'm really excited to be participating in my first year in Junior League in Columbus, Ohio!


Suzuki Association of the Americas
Arts and Culture

Although I learned the Suzuki method from age 3 and taught it from 1992-2012, I recently became certified (or as they call it, "registered") by taking the Suzuki Association's 51 hours of "Every Child Can" and "Suzuki Unit 1". I teach Suzuki Piano from my home studio in Powell, Ohio. Please visit for more information, and you may also find my profile on the SAA's website.


Music Teachers National Association
Arts and Culture

Been a member since 1998 whenever I have been teaching full-time, and have been an active member during those time periods. I have judged Scale Olympics twice, been a judge for competitions, attended continuing education events, traveled to national and state conferences, and much more.

Opportunities Sara Marie is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board

Causes Sara Marie cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Social Services

Organizations Sara Marie supports:

  • The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
  • Republican National Committee
  • Ohio Republican Party


Licensed Teacher(Link)

Musikgarten, License n/a



Liberty University

Master of Business Administration (MBA), International Business

GPA: 4.0

*BMAL 590: Business Common Professional Components -- Marketing, Business Finance, Accounting, Management, Legal Environment of Business, Business Ethics, Global Dimensions of Business, Information Management Systems, Quantitative Techniques/Statistics, Business Integration, Strategic Management

*BUSI 561: Legal Environment of Business -- contracts, corporations, employment, insurance, intellectual property, international trade, leases, limited liability organizations, partnerships, and homeland security concerns

*BMAL 500: Organizational Behavior -- managerial competence, human output of organizations (individual, group, and organizational systems levels), assessing one’s personality and values

Morton's Learning Center

Series 6 class, Life, Accident & Health Insurance

Studied for my life, accident, and health insurance state exams

University of London

Certificate, Supporting students with reading difficulties, especially dyslexia

The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science

*International relations theory emphasis

*Nearly completed a second major in music (piano & voice)

*Attended part-time -- simultaneously a President/CEO of a growing small business

Activities and Societies: Alpha Gamma Delta sorority Women's Glee Club accompanist Wrote for "The Lantern"

Capital University

Level 1 Certificate, Kodaly Studies (Music Education)

Belmont University

Stidied Musical Theatre & Music Business, Musical Theatre, Music Business

Activities and Societies: Alpha Gamma Delta, musicals, Service Corps, IEBA, Belmont Pops

Cornell University

Coursework, Executive Leadership

Course of study includes:
Strategic Thinking
Scenario Planning
Executive Decision Making
Leading Through Creativity
Risk & Return
Raising Capital

Worthington Christian High School

AP & CP, College/University Preparatory and Advanced High School/Secondary Diploma Program

Olentangy High School

Honors Diploma, National Honors Society

Activities and Societies: National Honor Society, Keynote showchoir, accompanist for musicals and choirs, theatre


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