Ady is a strategic communications professional who helps people tell their stories, share their data, and connect with audiences. She maintains the @PensionDialog on Twitter and the blog of the same name. In addition to focusing on issues concerning public retirement plans, Ady has written about first response, health care, community planning, information technology, and education. Ady also holds an appointment as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Maryland University College teaching communications, business writing, and public speaking. She has a bachelor of science in education from Virginia Tech and a master's in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania.