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CLEVELAND – Nov. 3, 2016 – Oswald Companies, one of the largest independent and employee-owned insurance brokerage and risk management firms in the nation, has announced the appointment of Jennifer Morrissey to the position of Chief Information Officer. With this appointment she becomes the first person to hold this position within Oswald’s 123-year-old history.
In her role she is responsible for driving growth and sustainable operational excellence by means of data, digitalization and technology, to advance both the organization, and the valued clients it serves.
“In every regard, this move is in an investment in the success and future of our clients, and I look forward to our work together,” said Morrissey.
Morrissey joins Oswald with over 18 years of progressive experience directing the strategic information technology initiatives of global organizations. Her background includes more than nine years of insurance and risk management leadership with Willis Group Holdings (WSH), leading the company through a period of expansion ($1B to $3B) built on industry sector leading organic growth, operating margins, and strategic mergers and acquisitions. She led full-scale, information technology strategic initiatives in both the employee benefits and property and casualty divisions, holding titles including Chief Operating Officer/Managing Director Global Employee Benefits, and Managing Director IT Strategy and Business Transformation.
Prior to Willis, she held similar leadership positions with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), a Fortune 500 Company and leading IT service delivery provider, serving high-profile Fortune 50 clientele. She most recently served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of a digital marketing startup agency in Nashville.
“Jennifer brings to Oswald both the depth and experience of leading IT strategy at the global insurance and risk management level, as well as the agility and resourcefulness gained from experience in the start-up technology environment,” said Robert J. Klonk, Chief Executive Officer, Oswald Companies. “We proudly welcome her experience and shared commitment to setting new standards of service and innovation on behalf of the valued clients we serve, and for our industry at large.”
Klonk added, “At Oswald, innovation is a tangible, measurable, and relentless pursuit, bred into all that we think, do, and advise. We look forward to Jennifer’s leadership in helping our clients manage risk, advance their capabilities, and ultimately thrive in new and emerging business environments.”
Morrissey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Albright College and Master’s Degree from Loyola University Chicago. She also completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
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 www.OswaldCompanies.com.