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Deborah Cooper Appointed to Chief Human Resources Officer, Oswald Companies and Unison Risk Advisors

oswaldcompanies April 28, 2021

CLEVELAND – April 28, 2021 – Oswald Companies has announced the appointment of Deborah Cooper to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer. Cooper joins the 128-year-old risk management and insurance brokerage firm as a member of the executive team and will be based at the firm’s Cleveland headquarters. She assumes responsibility of Human Resources operations for Unison Risk Advisors, which includes oversight of all Oswald and RCM&D companies.

“Deborah brings extensive experience in both human resources and operations that will bring depth to our leadership at both Oswald and the Unison Risk Advisors family of companies,” said Robert J. Klonk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Oswald Companies and Unison Risk Advisors. “We are very proud to welcome Deborah and we look forward to her dynamic leadership and direct impact on our organizational culture and strategic growth.”

With over 20 years’ experience building and transforming organizations, Cooper is recognized as a change agent with expertise linking strategy and talent to drive results. In her most recent position of Senior Vice President of Operations and People for FRONTSTEPS, a Denver-based software development firm, she led the company’s customer facing and people operations teams through a period of significant organic and acquisitive growth.

Prior to FRONTSTEPS, she held senior leadership positions in Operations and Human Resources at Colorado-based Dish Network Corporation within the company’s In-Home Services division. Previous professional experience includes results-driven leadership positions for technology, media, and services companies.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from The University of Michigan and her Master of Business Administration, International Business, from The University of Miami.

About Oswald Companies:

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud Partner of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals service and support the needs of our clients worldwide. Learn more at

About Unison Risk Advisors:

Unison Risk Advisors is one of the top privately held insurance brokerages in the nation. Through its regional operating companies, Unison Risk Advisors provides risk management services, commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits and health insurance, personal and life insurance, and retirement plan services to corporate and individual clients in a diverse set of industries. Unison Risk Advisors is committed to an independent brokerage service model guided by the belief that clients are best served by professionally managed and well-resourced firms that can act independently upon the best interests of the client. Learn more at