CLEVELAND – April 4, 2022 – Oswald Companies is pleased to announce the following:
David Jacobs, Oswald President and Chief Operating Officer, has been named Vice Chairman of Oswald Companies, as he assumes responsibility for leading M&A activities for Unison Risk Advisors. Jacobs brings more than three decades of insurance industry experience and over 20 years of leadership at Oswald Companies.
Jacobs began his insurance career with AIG where he advanced to become Regional Vice President of AIG’s Great Lakes Regional office in Cleveland. He joined Oswald in 2000 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2006. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2008 and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in September 2011. Jacobs is an advocate for women’s and minority business leadership initiatives. He led the company’s first Diversity and Inclusion strategy including Taylor Oswald, a minority business enterprise. He is a founding sponsor of Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council, which provides career-pathing and leadership development.
Jessica Jung, Managing Director of Property & Casualty, has been named President of Oswald Companies. She joined Oswald in January 2015 after more than 15 years with Chubb Insurance, previously serving as Vice President and Branch Leader of Chubb’s Cleveland office. In her seven years with Oswald, Jung has delivered continuous improvement in operational and financial performance in her roles within Property and Casualty.
In her new position, she is responsible for the oversight of all business units for Oswald. She brings over two decades of advanced industry and leadership experience to this role, in addition to her community service and corporate initiatives, including serving as a senior advisor for the Oswald Women’s Leadership Council.
Catherine Kosin has been named Managing Director of Property & Casualty, Oswald Companies. Kosin has served as Senior Vice President and Michigan Market Leader since 2016. During her tenure, Kosin has successfully driven growth and visibility in the region and has established credibility for her technical and leadership capabilities both internally and externally. She will continue to provide leadership to the Michigan market and remain in the Bloomfield Hills office.
Prior to joining Oswald in 2006, Kosin was a Vice President with Marsh. She is a past co-chair of the Oswald Women’s Leadership Council, current leader of the Oswald Engagement committee and co-leader of Oswald’s DE&I Strategic initiatives.
Steven Baltas has been named National Sales Director of Benefits for all URA Operating Companies. He most recently served as Benefits Sales Director for Oswald Companies. He has over 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Oswald, Baltas was the President and Founder of Union Insurance Group, Inc. Previously, he held the title of Vice President at Todd Associates and began his insurance career with Paul Revere and Allmerica Financial in their Cleveland Group office.
Oswald’s organic growth strategy and serve existing clients, Oswald is expanding its market presence into Pittsburgh. To lead these efforts, Michael Clark has been appointed to Market Leader, Pittsburgh, which will include Youngstown and Eastern Ohio. He was previously a top sales producer and member of Oswald’s Akron office. The office is opening in early April and will serve as a bridge between Oswald and RCM&D geographic markets in Ohio and Pennsylvania, to build a strong foundation for success.