Vice President, Surety Trade Relations
ROANOKE INSURANCE GROUP
Colleen Clarke has been involved in the international trade segment of the
insurance field since 1988, and has led various initiatives to improve policies and partnerships between CBP, the surety industry and the trade. Since 2008, Colleen has served as Vice President, Surety Trade Relations for Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. and she also directs surety business development strategies for its Roanoke Underwriting division.
Colleen’s career in the industry started in 1988 with Washington International Insurance Company. She held various roles throughout her tenure there, including that of a customs claims adjuster, customs bond underwriter, division manager and marketing director. Colleen also implemented the Sarbanes Oxley compliance model for Washington International’s Customs Bond Division, and handled the auditing at the company in this area.
Colleen has participated in numerous trade associations and the Trade Support Network (TSN) for the development of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) on which she serves as Trade Ambassador and also co-chairs the Surety Account Subcommittee and the Revenue Committee. She was elected President of the International Trade Surety Association (ITSA) as of September 1, 2015, and is very involved with CBP as a representative on the Customs Surety Executive Committee. In 2009, and again in 2011, Colleen was appointed by the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) by the Department of Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security.
President & Board Member International Trade Surety Association
ACE Trade Ambassador
Co-chair TSN Surety Account Subcommittee
Co-chair TSN Revenue Committee
Past-appointed member Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)
Customs Surety Executive Committee
National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP)