Leigh Brent


Leigh came to Maury Donnelly & Parr as a broker in 1980 after attending the University of Maryland.  He took over as President and CEO in 2001 from Tom Parr, the last family member in the line of the original founders.  Leigh has our second longest tenure and has taken the company from around 16 employees 10 years ago to the 75+ we have now.  His client base ranges from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits to personal insurance for families. He can count oil and gas transportation, broadcast media, education, and nonprofits among his diverse specialties.

Leigh has always been active in the community.  He has volunteered for countless charitable organizations, served on many boards, and been highly involved in politics, including sitting on the Executive Finance Committee during Governor Ehrlich’s administration.  He is a past board member of Boys Latin School, The Freven Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, and The Odyssey School.  A Baltimore native and Boys Latin graduate, Leigh is an avid Ravens fan, hunter, antique car enthusiast, and dog lover.  He lives with his wife, Holly, in Ruxton and has four daughters, Courtney, Laura, Elizabeth, and Alexandra.

Maury Donnelly and Parr has been the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s insurance brokers since 2007.  They continue to be client-oriented and dedicated by providing invaluable education and services for our wide-ranging casualty, workers comp, professional liability, flood, property and marine risks.  They spend the time to understand our programs and operations to help us reduce and address our exposures throughout each year.  MDP has partnered with CBF beyond offering insurance solutions, they have been extraordinary in supporting our mission to Save The Bay.

Mary Tod Winchester, Vice President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation