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Marc S. Byrnes to be Recognized at the Rescuer of Humanity Awards

oswaldcompanies January 15, 2018

CLEVELAND – Jan. 15, 2018 – Marc S. Byrnes, Chairman of Oswald Companies, will be recognized at the 23rd Annual Rescuer of Humanity Awards Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Presented by the Values-in-Action Foundation, Marc will be honored with the Gordon E. Heffern Award for Values, Ethics and Community.

A fixture in the Northeast Ohio civic community, Marc serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of Greater Cleveland and he was named United Way Volunteer of the Year in 2011. He is an active member on the following Boards: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and University School. He received University School’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award in 2012.

Marc also 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.

Additional Award Winners:

  • The Riverside Company, Represented by Stewart Kohl
  • Dwyer Group, Represented by Dina Dwyer-Owens
  • Oswald Companies, Marc Byrnes
  • Town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, For its community efforts during the 9/11 tragedy
  • St. Ignatius High School, Tom Pasko
  • WKYC Channel 3, See the Impossible

The evening event will take place Jan. 18 at Landerhaven starting at 6:15 p.m. Learn more HERE, and view EVENT FLYER.

About Values-in-Action Foundation:

At Values-in-Action Foundation, they empower students and adults to build communities of kindness, caring and respect through programs that teach, promote, and provide skills and tools to enable individuals to make positive values-based decisions every day.

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 member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals can service and support the needs of our clients worldwide. Learn more at

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