Sponsor Profile: Brian Baumgardner, Oswald Companies

Oswald Brian Baumgardner

Brian Baumgardner, Associate Client Executive, Oswald Companies

What does your firm do?

Oswald Insurance Companies provides risk management and insurance brokerage services with a focused lens on professional liability insurance.

How did you get into this field?

My grandfather owned an insurance agency and during college I completed a couple of internships and fell in love with the business.

How does your firm work with architects?

We help them be better practitioners of risk. The design and construction field is risky and although we can’t help them be better designers we can help them see the risks and manage accordingly through the services we offer, which include contract reviews, education opportunities and deep experience in the design industry.

What inspires you?

Helping our clients manage their business and serving as a consultant role for them. We help them walk through the business challenges they face so they can do what they do best which is design.

What is your favorite building and why?

I do not know that I have one favorite building but rather love old photos of buildings in black and white to see how they have changed and updated over the years.

When you’re not working, what do you love to do?

I love spending time with my family (my wife Margo and two awesome kids, Tripp-6 and Taylor-4) whether going to the farm or playing in the backyard just watching them grow up is a blessing.  When I am not with them, I enjoy staying active, playing golf, tennis and yoga and being outside are just a few of my joys.

In addition to being an AIA Cincinnati Title Sponsor, Oswald Companies has participated in the CRANawards, Golf Outing, Sycamore Creek Sporting Clays, and Cincinnati Design Awards. Learn more at OswaldCompanies.com.

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