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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Clements Included In IIABA’s Best Practices Study

Global insurance provider Clements International is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The selected “Best Practices” agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Clements Receives 2010 Communicator Award for Interactive Excellence

Clements International was honored with a 2010 Communicator Award for Interactive Excellence for the website dedicated to its 2009 Expat Youth Scholarship program. The website garnered the award in the Interactive category titled, “Websites – Social Responsibility.”

“We are very proud of this award because it is a testament to the exceptional work and dedication that the Marketing team put forth to showcase the Expat Youth Scholarship, which was a huge success in its own right,” said President Chris Beck. “This award has set a new bar for our team that will serve as motivation for continued innovation and creativity in future communications projects.”

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Clements Shortlisted for Award Recognizing Excellence in Global Mobility

Clements International has been shortlisted for the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs), sponsored by The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM). These awards recognize industry leaders, business successes and rising stars in global mobility. Clements is being considered for International Benefits Provider of the Year, along with Aetna Global Benefits, Mercer and NET EXPAT.

The winners will be determined by a panel of judges representing different areas of the global mobility industry around the world. FEM will be awarding the EMMAs at a ceremony in New York this October and in a second ceremony in London this November.

To learn more about Clements International’s EMMA Award nomination, visit

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Announcing the 2010 Expat Youth Scholarship Finalists!

We are pleased to announce the winners of Clements International’s 2010 Expat Youth Scholarship! We received 500 entries and awarded a total of $10,000 to six outstanding students.

This year’s scholarship contest asked expat students to answer the question, “Where would you go in your flying house?” Participants drew on their experiences living in a foreign country to imagine where their journey might take them next through an essay and creative image/photograph incorporating the contest’s flying house illustration. Three winners in two age categories were selected by a distinguished panel of judges from the expatriate community.

Scholarship Winners:

Age 12-15

First Place ($3,000):
Courtney van Ballegooie, 15
Canadian Expat in the U.S. and Switzerland

Second Place ($1,500):
Madeleine Han, 14
Canadian Expat in South Korea and the U.S.

Third Place ($500):
Elisa Rudolph, 14
American Expat in Japan and England

Age 16-18

First Place ($3,000):
Sophia Jenkins, 17
American Expat in Rwanda and Uganda

Second Place ($1,500):
Morgan Mayes, 16
American Expat in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia

Third Place ($500):
Vo Ram Yoon, 16
Bolivian Expat in South Korea

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To view the winning entries and learn more about the scholarship, visit!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Clements VP to Present at Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit

Clements International’s Vice President Tarun Chopra will present at the IE Group’s Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit on September 9-10, 2010 in Boston, MA. This program brings the intelligence, innovation, and leadership of the industry together to focus on the solutions offered by innovative financial planning and business forecasting. The Summit is known for its interactive format, encouraging audience interaction and participation. Other confirmed speakers include financial executives representing global companies, such as AT&T, Adobe Systems, Logitech, Avon and Citigroup.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Clements International Names New Vice President of Finance

Clements International, the leading provider of global insurance solutions, has named Tarun Chopra as vice president of finance. Mr. Chopra brings over 17 years of experience in finance, accounting, strategy, and M&A leadership with global companies, including Fannie Mae, Whirlpool Corporation, Boston Consulting Group, and Ernst & Young.

“Tarun has demonstrated exceptional skill and expertise throughout his career at large, international companies,” said Chris Beck, president of Clements International. “He is a critical addition to our team and we are confident in his ability to guide our company’s continued financial growth and stability.”

Mr. Chopra has leadership experience in managing financial operations and global strategic projects in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and Africa. As vice president of finance, he is responsible for leadership, strategic and oversight accountability of Clements International’s Finance division, in addition to corporate compliance, among other responsibilities. He has a Chartered Accountancy and earned his MBA from the University of Melbourne.

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