The Foreign Service Journal - December 2013 - page 43

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
|
DECEMBER 2013
43
AFSA NEWS
son officer who has demon-
strated outstanding leader-
ship, dedication, initiative or
imagination in assisting the
families of Americans serving
at an overseas post. In 2013,
two winners were honored
with the Guess award: Eliza-
Nominate a Family Member, Office Management Specialist or Community Liaison Officer
AFSA’s Exemplary Performance Awards
AFSA encourages all mem-
bers of the Foreign Service
community to consider
nominating a deserving col-
league or family member for
one of the association’s three
annual awards for exemplary
performance. Deadline for
nominations is Feb. 28.
Ser-
vice employees and family
members alike.
The
Nelson B. Delavan
Award,
for a Foreign Service
office management specialist
who has made a significant
contribution to post or office
effectiveness and morale
beyond the framework of his
or her job responsibilities.
The 2013 winner was Mikkela
Thompson, Dhaka.
The
M. Juanita Guess
Award,
for a community liai-
AFSA award certificates are displayed in the Thomas Jefferson State
Reception Room before they are given to the award recipients during
AFSA’s annual award ceremony.
beth Jenkins, Caracas and
Jessica McVay, Khartoum.
The
Avis Bohlen Award,
for a Foreign Service eli-
gible family member whose
relations with the American
and foreign communities at
post have done the most to
advance the interests of the
United States. The 2013 win-
ner was Leah Evans, Kyiv.
Winners are chosen by
panels of judges from within
the Foreign Service com-
munity. All winners will be
honored at AFSA’s awards
ceremony held in June 2014,
in the Department of State’s
Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic
Reception Room. Each win-
ner will receive a cash prize
of $2,500.
To submit a nomination
for the 2013 performance
awards, please visit www.
afsa.org/performance. For
more information, please
contact AFSA’s Coordinator
for Special Awards and
Outreach Perri Green
at
or
(202) 719-9700.
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ClementsWorldwide: Proud Sponsor of the M. Juanita Guess Award
tion with the Foreign Service
began in 1947, when Rob-
ert Clements and Juanita
Guess Clements founded a
domestic insurance business.
At that time, Juanita was
working as a secretary at the
State Department. During
conversations with her col-
leagues, it became apparent
that members of the Foreign
Service needed an insurance
policy that covered their per-
sonal property and cars while
overseas, which was unavail-
able at the time.
Jon Clements has fol-
lowed in his parents’ foot-
steps as chief executive
officer and chairman of
the company they started,
although they might not
recognize it. Clements
Worldwide now serves not
only members of the Foreign
Service, but international
companies and expats, as
BY DONNA AYERST,
AFSA NEWS
EDITOR
Clements continued on page 47
Jon Clements, chief executive officer of Clements Worldwide, presents
Elizabeth Jenkins with the M. Juanita Guess Award certificate during
AFSA’s awards ceremony on June 4, 2013.
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