Clements Recognizes American Foreign Service Association Award Winners

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Clements International congratulates the 2008 M. Juanita Guess Award recipient, Craig Gerard, Community Liaison Officer assigned to the U.S. Embassy Cairo and other American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Award winners.

Clements International congratulates the 2008 M. Juanita Guess Award recipient, Craig Gerard, Community Liaison Officer assigned to the U.S. Embassy Cairo and other American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Award winners.

The M. Juanita Guess and other AFSA awards were presented on Thursday, June 19, 4:00 P.M., at a ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room at the Department of State. This ceremony marks the 40th anniversary of AFSA's awards program. Each year the American Foreign Service Association recognizes members for the intellectual courage to challenge the status quo and initiate change from within the organization. This year's recipient, Craig Gerard, demonstrated exceptional, "leadership, dedication, initiative or imagination when assisting families serving at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt."

"Clements is proud to be the sponsor of the M. Juanita Guess Award," said Lloyd Yavener, Vice President of Marketing, "We believe it is important to recognize the extremely vital role CLOs play in helping Foreign Service members adjust to their posts." The M. Juanita Guess Award is named in honor of Clements International's co-founder and wife of Robert Clements. In 1947, they created the first insurance agency to service the growing insurance needs for the Foreign Service.

About American Foreign Service Association
The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), established in 1924, is the professional association of the United States Foreign Service. AFSA's principal missions are to enhance the effectiveness of the Foreign Service, to protect the professional interests of its members, to ensure the maintenance of high professional standards for both career diplomats and political appointees.

About Clements International
Since 1947, Clements International has continued to meet the insurance needs of Foreign Service members around the world. Their international insurance programs are tailored to the requirements of individuals, corporations and organizations worldwide and enhanced through superior claims response.

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