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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Clements International Included In the 2009 Big “I” Best Practices Study

For the second year, Washington, D.C.-based Clements International continues to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

Only 195 independent agencies throughout the U.S. qualify for inclusion in the annual Best Practices Study. A Big “I” affiliated state association or an insurance company must first nominate the agency which then must qualify based on operational excellence including outstanding customer services, growth, stability and financial management. More than 800 firms were nominated for the current study cycle.

Click here to read the official press release.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Clements VPs Turned Grill Masters

On Sunday, September 20, 2009, Vice Presidents Tom Lentz and Dan Tuman served as grill masters at the Foreign Service Youth Foundation’s (FSYF) Annual Welcome Back Picnic. The event gathered recently returned U.S. Foreign Service families for a fun afternoon in Vienna, Virginia.

“The picnic was a great opportunity for Foreign Service families to get together and share their experiences,” said Lentz. “Clements working the grills allowed the FYSF members more quality time to enjoy the picnic.”

Clements is a proud supporter of FSYF and its continuing contribution to the expat community.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Announcing the 2009 Expat Youth Scholarship Award Winners!

Clements Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to Expat Students

We are pleased to announce the winners of Clements International’s 2009 Expat Youth Scholarship! We received 578 entries and awarded a total of $10,000 to six outstanding students.

The scholarship contest asked expat students to share their experiences of living in a foreign country through an essay (500 words or more) and creative media (photographs, illustrations, paintings, or video). Three winners in each of two age categories (12-15 and 16-18) were selected by a panel of judges from the expatriate community.

Scholarship Winners:

Age 12-15

First Place ($3,000):
Julia Goldsby, 12, American Expat in Germany

Second Place ($1,500):
Kate Telma, 14, American Expat in Kazakhstan

Third Place ($500):
Athena Pierquet, 15, American Expat in France

Age 16-18

First Place ($3,000):
Yichen Zhang, 18, Chinese Expat in the U.S.

Second Place ($1,500):
Bethany Turley, 17, American Expat in Belgium

Third Place ($500):
Natalia Aponte, 18, Peruvian Expat in the U.S.

Click here to read the official press release.

To view the winning entries and honorable mentions, along with other information about the scholarship, visit!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Recent Promotions

Clements is proud to announce two employee promotions:

Dan Tuman, former vice president of commercial insurance, is now vice president of insurance sales.

Smita Malik, former commercial insurance account executive, is now director of commercial sales.

Both Dan and Smita have been instrumental in the company’s growth and success, and the Clements team looks forward to supporting them in their new roles.


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