DETROIT– June 29, 2016 – Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, has announced the promotion of Catherine Kosin to Detroit Market Leader. Kosin is a Senior Vice President for Oswald with nearly 20 years of industry and management experience. She joined the firm in 2006 where she was a key leader in establishing Oswald’s Detroit Office presence as Operations Manager.
In her role, Kosin will continue to lead Detroit’s full-service office of nearly 30 employee-owners, as well as serve clients in her specialty areas of domestic, casualty and international risks.
“Cathy’s skillfulness and precision as an insurance and risk management professional, combined with her commitment to her clients and team, have been instrumental in the growth and success of our Detroit market presence over the past 10 years,” said David C. Jacobs, President and Chief Operating Officer, Oswald Companies. ”She brings a high-touch approach to service that has yielded long-term relationships, earning trust and respect from clientele, carriers alike.”
In addition to her management duties, Kosin is also a senior advisor to the Oswald International Practice and the firm’s Assurex Global partnership. She is a recognized leader in the international arena, and has served as a presenter at numerous conferences and events through Assurex.
Kosin is also acting Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council at Oswald. The Council was created to inspire, engage, and advocate for Oswald Employee-Owners, in support of professional and personal development, and foster an inclusive environment that advances the success of women within the organization.
“Our team’s abilities to deliver Oswald’s high standards of expertise and service, along with extending Oswald’s core values into our newer geographic markets like Detroit, has made this growth possible and positioned us for future opportunities,” said Kosin. “I am thrilled to take on this new position on behalf of our team and clients.”
Prior to her tenure with Oswald Companies, Kosin was a Vice President with Marsh. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University. She has also received the designation of Associates in Risk Management (ARM) and is a Licensed Insurance Counselor LIC. Ms. Kosin coordinates community volunteer opportunities for the Oswald Detroit office and is an active volunteer in her family’s church and school.
Oswald’s Detroit office was established in 2006 and will be commemorating its 10-year anniversary this fall with an open house and reception. In 2014 the office expanded to a larger space at its current address of 39572 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills.
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 www.OswaldCompanies.com.