Mr. Clement is the former President & CEO of Atlanta Life Financial Group, Inc., one of the largest and oldest black-owned financial services company in the country. Founded by an ex-slavein 1905, Atlanta Life is a privately-held financial services company which provides insurance, asset management and investment banking services.Bill was awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation by the American College of Chartered Life Underwriters.Mr. Clement is the founder and former Chairman & CEO of DOBBS, RAM & Company, a systems integration company. Founde
Mr. Clement is the founder and former Chairman & CEO of DOBBS, RAM & Company, a systems integration company. Founded in 1981, DOBBS, RAM & Company was a sub-contractor engaged by the InternalRevenue Service (IRS)to develop and maintain the IRS “E-Filing” system, the national system used to electronically receive federal/state income taxes.In 2006, DOBBS, RAM & Company was selected as the Technology Firm of the Year for the southeast region by MBDA, the US Department of Commerce.
Mr. Clement is the former Vice President and Senior Loan Officer of Citizens Trust Bank in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hewas a Board Member of two publicly-traded companies.
He is active in numerous civic and community organizations around the issue of entrepreneurship, social and economic parity. Mr. Clement is former Chair of the board of Opportunity Funding Corporation, a trustee of the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, and a trustee of the Woodruff Arts Center, and the Trustee Board of Antioch Baptist Church. Mr. Clement was a charter member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and a former Board Chair of the Atlanta Business League.
Mr. Clement served as the Associate Administrator of the US Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C. during the Carter Administration. He served as manager for the federal government's largest minority business development program, the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program.
In the 2012 book, A View From The Top, by Beatyrce Nivens, Bill was one of 15 black CEOs, Corporate Leaders and Entrepreneurs profiled in the book.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Clement received his BA from Morehouse College and his MBA from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. As a member of the Society of International Business Fellows, he studied at the London School of Economics.
As a result of a his unique background as an entrepreneur, corporate CEO, Associate Administrator @ SBA, outside board member and banker, Bill brings a special perspective on the subject of entrepreneurship, economic parity and solutions to solving the racial wealth gap.- Beatyrce Nivens, Author, A View From The TopOn
It was such a great honor to have you with us during our 2008 Economic Empowerment Summit. The message you brought about was both enlightening and empowering.
Thank you again for your participation in our conference and blessing us with such a great message.
- Bill Winston, Senior Pastor of Bill Winston Ministries
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School and of North Carolina Central University, we wholeheartedly appreciate you for the delivery of the graduation speech at our 2012 graduation ceremony.
Overall, your speech was powerful along with your words of encouragement and the impressive information shared about your mother’s fortitude and about her legacy. We appreciate you extending your time to be with us and again, thank you for making such an impression on our future leaders.
- Carmen E. Dorsey, J.D. Clement Early College High School
Bill has been a speaker at numerous events for the Atlanta Business League. He is always inspirational and motivational.
- Leona Barr Davenport, President, Atlanta Business League
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