NEO Chapter
Founding Partner-Emeritus

Risk Management, Insurance & Loss Prevention Education for Design Professionals

Oswald Companies
1100 Superior Avenue Suite 1500
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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Paula Selvaggio: Cogence Founding Partner Emeritus

Retired from Oswald Companies in 2023.

Paula had over 30 years in the insurance industry with a dedication to loss prevention and pro active risk management for architects, engineers and contractors’ design exposures.   When she became part of Oswald Companies it was primarily because of the changes that are occurring in the industry where designers are involved in construction and contractors are becoming involved in design.  Oswald has 25 professionals in their combined design, construction and surety department and represent almost 700 architects and engineers and over 150 contractors and subcontractors.  Paula successfully placed many project specific insurance programs for complex projects such as Cleveland Clinic Medical Education Campus and the first true IPD project in Ohio; Akron Children’s Hospital.


  • Multi-party agreements
  • Tri-party agreements
  • Design-build
  • Consolidated Insurance