Mr. Tony Francis Clemens
University of South Alabama
Frater Tony Clemens was initiated in 1995 at the Nu-Mu Chapter (University of South Alabama). He transferred to the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Applications in 1999. While attending the University of Notre Dame, Frater Clemens was one of 8 students selected to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland at University College, Dublin through Notre Dame's Office of International Studies' Study Abroad program where he gained exposure to many different cultures while residing in the graduate student housing and taking classes with Irish students.
Upon graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Tony returned to the University of South Alabama where he reenrolled in classes, lived in the chapter house, and worked full time at a financial services company focusing on retirement plans and benefits. While back at the University of South Alabama, Frater Clemens served as Crysophylos and House Manager of his chapter.
Frater Clemens has resided in Washington, DC since 2001 where he has served many volunteer roles. He has served as Board of Advisor Chairman, Board of Advisor Treasurer, Washington DC Alumni Association President, Washington DC Alumni Association Vice-President, Chapter Advisor, and Chesapeake Province Advisor.
He has also been actively involved with the TKE Educational Foundation where he serves as Business Council member, Foundation Ambassador, member of the Advancement Committee, Finance Committee, and the Investment Committee.
Tony joined the Grand Council in 2012 as an At-Large member. He was elected to Grand Hegemon in 2013 in Washington, DC. He was re-elected to Grand Hegemon in 2015 in New Orleans.
Frater Clemens is a lifelong donor to the TKE Educational Foundation and is a Life Loyal Teke. He received the Volunteer of the Month award in June 2009 and is a two-time recipient of the TKE Key Leader Award (2006 and 2009).
He is also actively involved with St. Jude in the Washington, DC area and has been the top fundraiser for the DC walk in 2015 and 2016.
Frater Clemens is currently the Director of Business Optimization at ICMA-RC, a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for close to a million public sector participant accounts and approximately 9,000 retirement plans. ICMA-RC’s mission is to help build retirement security for local and state government employees. Frater Clemens is a two-time recipient of ICMA-RC’s President High Achievement Award (2005 and 2012).
In his spare time, Tony travels the county visiting TKE chapters, attending concerts, and sporting events (primarily Notre Dame football, Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, and the Chicago Blackhawks).