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Friday, June 25, 2010

American Foreign Service Association Honors Outstanding Officers

On Thursday, June 24, the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) presented the 2010 AFSA Awards to eight Officers who have made outstanding contributions to the Foreign Service community and the field of diplomacy. The presentation was held in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room of the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Clements International would like to congratulate all of the award recipients for advancing diplomacy and aiding Americans abroad:

James A. Fox, at the US Mission to NATO, received the AFSA Post Representative of the Year Aaward for his commitment and activism in representing AFSA overseas.

Anne Bridgman, at Embassy Bratislava, received the Avis Bohlen Award, which recognizes an outstanding family member of a Foreign Service employee.

Sarah S. Genton, at Embassy Madrid, received the M. Juanita Guess Award, established in memory of the former president of Clements International, for demonstrating outstanding dedication and imagination in assisting the families of Americans serving overseas.

Allie Loraine Almero, at Embassy Kabul, received the Nelson B. Delavan Award for making contributions to effectiveness, professionalism and morale at overseas posts.

David M. Zwach, Kathryn A. Kiser, and Diana Briton Putman, received Constructive Dissent Awards for making extraordinary accomplishments through integrity, courage, and constructive dissent.

Amb. Lowell Bruce Laingen received the Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award, for advancing American diplomacy throughout his life.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Executive Roundtable: Crisis Communications - How to Expect the Unexpected

Every day, another news story reinforces an important management principle - Expect the unexpected. A proactive crisis communications plan helps organizations determine how to effectively manage the flow of information when the unexpected occurs. This plan is an essential tool in emergency situations, especially for organizations operating in high-risk areas, where it's not a matter of if a crisis will occur, but when. Do the key personnel in your organization know what to say, how to say it and who to tell it to in a crisis?

Please join us for our Executive Roundtable, and learn how to prepare and execute proper crisis communications planning for your organization. This event is free and space is limited, so please register early. Breakfast will be served and Clements will cover parking expenses at The Dupont Hotel.

Thursday, July 15, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The Dupont Hotel

1500 New Hampshire Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20036

Register Now!

More Information

Presented by:

Jack Cloonan,
Head of global risk management firm red24's Special Risks team

Bob Macpherson,
President and CEO of Cosantóir Group

Sponsored by:
Clements International, a leading provider of international insurance to organizations and individuals. Learn more at

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Clements Featured in The Independent Broker

Clements International was recently featured in the Spring 2010 issue of The Independent Broker, a biannual publication of Miller Insurance Services Limited, which aims to bring topical independent thought leadership articles to the insurance and risk management communities.

The story, titled “Expatriate Insurance – A Growing Market”, explains how continued globalization has led to greater insurance needs in the expatriate community as more employees are working internationally on a long term basis.

Click here to read the story and the full Spring 2010 issue of The Independent Broker.

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