Carmen Edgehouse, Vice President, Director of Property & Casualty Middle Market at Oswald Companies, has been named Executive in residence for the insurance studies program at Kent State University.
This appointment was officially announced in September 2017 by Kent State University’s Columbiana County regional campuses, which serves as the home to Kent’s highly regarded insurance studies program.
The program, launched in 2012, was the first insurance studies degree program in Ohio in more than 30 years and developed in response to growing talent demands in the insurance industry.
In this newly created advisory role, Edgehouse, a 2002 graduate of the University, will serve as an industry resource to current Kent State students pursuing the insurance studies degree, while also working to provide opportunities for current insurance industry employees who wish to earn or complete college degrees.
He is participating in student recruitment efforts, as well as working to create partnerships with industry companies and professional associations to promote the degree program.
“We are extremely excited about this newly-created position, because it will serve as an important bridge between the insurance industry and the university. This professional connection will help our students through networking with industry experts and provide them with career-building opportunities within a dynamic profession,” said Dr. David Dees, Dean and Chief Administrative Officer for Kent State’s Columbiana County campuses.
“The innovation that Kent State has demonstrated in the development of the insurance studies program addresses a significant talent gap that is looming in our industry. As a KSU grad, I am deeply committed to ensure that we foster growth of the program, and couldn’t be more excited to serve as the executive in residence to help introduce the next generation of leaders to the unlimited career paths that the insurance industry has to offer,” Edgehouse said. “Oswald Companies is thrilled to partner with Kent State in this endeavor as we collaborate with other industry-leading organizations to boost enrollment and provide unique experiences for its students.”
Edgehouse joined Oswald Companies in 2005 as part of the Professional Associates Program, to which he has since served as a mentor and advisor for the program, and continues to lead and support industry initiatives and community service endeavors.
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Carmen Edgehouse, Vice President, Director of Property & Casualty Middle Market
Carmen E. Edgehouse, Jr. serves as the Vice President, Director of Oswald Companies’ P&C Middle Market team. His expertise lies in servicing the Property & Casualty risk management needs of middle market and large corporations across the United States and abroad. He leads a dedicated client service team that focuses its efforts on the brokering and risk advisory services of Property & Casualty insurance programs for hundreds of valued clients with total premiums in excess of $200MM. The primary lines of coverage serviced by this division of Oswald Companies include Commercial Property, General Liability, Commercial Automobile, Workers Compensation, Builders Risk, Commercial Umbrella, Business Travel Accident among others. In addition to serving in his capacity as Director, Carmen also serves as primary relationship manager for many of Oswald Companies’ key clients and partners. Connect with Carmen on LinkedIn.