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Marc S. Byrnes to be Inducted Into The Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame

oswaldcompanies October 31, 2016

CLEVELAND – Oct. 31, 2016 – Marc S. Byrnes, Chairman of Oswald Companies, will be inducted in the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame, at the annual awards event Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

Presented by Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader, the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame is celebrating its 21st year. The Hall of Fame originated in 1996 to celebrate the city’s 200th birthday, and to recognize the key contributors in Cleveland’s successful business history.

The 2016 induction class will be in attendance and each member will deliver brief remarks on the pivotal moments in their career journeys.

Additional inductees include:

  • Jeff Heinen, Co-Owner, Heinen’s Fine Foods
  • Tom Heinen, Co-Owner, Heinen’s Fine Foods
  • Cynthia Moore-Hardy Fache, President & CEO, Lake Health
  • Gary Oatey, CEO & Chairman, Oatey Company

About the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame

Each year since the introduction, a blue ribbon committee made up of business and civic leaders in Northeast Ohio selects a small class to induct into the Hall of Fame. These honorees have been the men and women who have created Northeast Ohio’s industries and shaped the area’s economic landscape.

The event is more than a celebration for the induction class of 2016, it is an event focused on recognizing business leadership and success at the highest level. All active Hall of Fame members will be invited back to network and welcome the new class of inductees into this prestigious group.

The evening event will take place Nov. 2, at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland starting at 5 p.m. To learn more and register, visit

About Marc S. Byrnes

Marc S. Byrnes is Chairman of Oswald Companies. A fixture in the Northeast Ohio civic community, Marc serves as Chairman of The Board of The United Way of Greater Cleveland, on the Executive Committee, and was named United Way Volunteer of the Year in 2012; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Board of Trustees; and University School’s Board of Trustees, Executive and Advancement (Chair) Committees. In 2012, Marc received University School’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award.

Marc served on the bond issue committees for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Metroparks. He acted as transition Co-Chair for County Executive, Armond Budish, and he is a member of the County’s Economic Commission Council.  Marc serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Cleveland Leadership Center, the preeminent organization for building and engaging civic leadership and he was President (2012-2013) of the 50 Club of Cleveland, the city’s largest leading business society.

In addition, Marc serves as a Board Advisor to Energy Focus; GBX, JBO Holding Company as Chairman of the Board; Tailwind Technologies, Inc., Taylor Oswald Company and US Bank.

Learn more about Marc S. Byrnes

About Oswald Companies

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms and a proud member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately-held insurance brokers. Oswald helps individuals and businesses identify, reduce and manage their risks through cross-functional business units: property and casualty, employee benefits and health management services, personal client management, retirement plan services and life insurance. Their risk management professionals service and support the needs of employers throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Learn more at