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Richard A. Clements Elected Secretary/Assistant Treasurer of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2011 — Richard “Richie” Clements of Chalmette, Louisiana has been elected Secretary/Assistant Treasurer of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National).
December 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2011 — Richard “Richie” Clements of Chalmette, Louisiana has been elected Secretary/Assistant Treasurer of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National).

“It is a distinct honor and I am truly humbled to be chosen by my peers to serve,” said Clements, who took his oath of office during PIA’s annual meeting, which was held in San Francisco. “The PIA is a vital asset to every independent insurance agent, both here in Louisiana and across the country. I hope to live up to the confidence expressed in me as I work to assure that PIA remains strong everywhere, for many years to come.”

An insurance agency owner since 1978, Richie founded Clements Insurance Services following the devastation by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to St. Bernard Parish and the New Orleans area in order to serve his many clients directly and more effectively.  In May of 2006, Clements Insurance opened its doors in St. Bernard Parish at the current location in Chalmette, Louisiana.

Clements is past president of PIA of Louisiana and PIA of New Orleans and he represents Louisiana on the association’s national board of directors, where he is a member of the Executive and Government Affairs committees. In addition, Richie is PIA National’s representative to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Flood Insurance Producers National Committee (FIPNC), and is vice chair of the PIA National Natural Catastrophe Working Group.

In addition to being a leader of PIA, Clements is a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association (LSLA) and serves on the Board of the local Chamber of Commerce. He is the past Vice-Chairman of the Louisiana Property & Casualty Insurance Commission and sits on the Agent Advisory Council for the Commissioner of Insurance of Louisiana.

Clements was educated at Nicholls State University.  Active in the community, he is also a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and the Krewe of Thoth. Richie is still deeply in love with his wife Charmaine Clements, and is the elated father of Alison (married to Andrew), David (engaged to Rachael) and Timothy (engaged to Melinda).

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America (SM). PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.

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