Marc S. Byrnes, current chairman and chief executive officer of Cleveland, Ohio,-based Oswald Companies, announced he will transition his role as CEO to Robert (Bob) J. Klonk effective Jan. 1, 2013.
David C. Jacobs will continue to serve as president and chief operating officer and Joseph G. DuBois remains chief financial officer.
Klonk is a 17-year veteran of the firm. Under his leadership, the company’s employee benefit and financial services practices have achieved national acclaim and recognition.
Byrnes will remain active, full time, as chairman of the board, advisor to the executive team, continue to lead the firm’s distinguished reputation in both civic and charitable community-based activities, and serve as ongoing advisor to many commercial accounts.
With more than 30 years of experience, Klonk serves on the board of Assurex Global and the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB) in Washington, D.C. He also co-chairs the CIAB political action committee. Klonk was chosen to serve as chairman of the Council of Employee Benefits Executives for 2012-1013.
Jacobs joined Oswald Companies in 2000 and will continue as ongoing president and chief operating officer, a position he assumed in 2010. Jacobs leads and manages Oswald’s services including strategic leadership of all practices and branch operations. An experienced insurance executive for more than 20 years, Jacobs has developed many new markets for Oswald and also oversees the company’s relationship with all insurance carriers.
DuBois joined Oswald Companies in 2008, following a distinguished career with Nationwide Insurance. In addition to his financial management responsibilities, he oversees operational support and corporate administration.
Source: Oswald Companies