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Tim Walsh

Senior Vice President, Director, Design | Construction

Contact Info

Oswald Companies
1100 Superior Ave., Suite 1500
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (248) 433–7689


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Mr. Walsh serves as a risk adviser and broker to owners, developers, and contractors on risks associated with construction projects. He has expertise in understanding and managing risks arising from construction operations, risk allocation, project risk management, and risk transfer. Mr. Walsh was a technical contributor to the fifth edition of IRMI's The Wrap-Up Guide.

A risk adviser on over 500 construction projects, Mr. Walsh has extensive experience in contract review, feasibility analysis, insurance program design, marketing, implementation, wrap-up project management, and financial reporting. He has created numerous national contractor controlled insurance programs and owner controlled insurance programs and has worked on projects both nationally and internationally in virtually every industry sector. In addition to wrap-up programs, he also advises clients on builder's risk, joint ventures, project professional liability, contractors pollution liability, and subcontractor default insurance.

Mr. Walsh currently serves as the director of the design and construction practice for Oswald Companies, an employee-owned insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, where he leads a team of 30 professionals serving the needs of design professionals, contractors, and owners. He also serves as a strategic adviser to Oswald's largest construction clients.

His experience in construction risk management and insurance spans over 35 years both as an underwriter for Travelers and as a broker, holding various senior leadership positions at Aon, including executive vice president and national director of project solutions.

Mr. Walsh holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of Denver and holds the professional designation of Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS©). He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on the topic of construction risk management and is the author of several published articles. In 2021, he was awarded IRMI's Words of Wisdom award.

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