Insurance License

  • Illinois


  • Certified Customs Specialist

Industry-Related Associations

  • President & Board Member International Trade Surety Association
  • Customs Surety Executive Committee
  • Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Private Sector Working Group
  • TSN Trade Leadership Council Executive Committee Member
  • Co-chair American Association of Exporters & Importers Customs Committee
  • Past-appointed Member Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)
  • National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP)

Colleen Clarke

Vice President, Surety Trade Relations


Last updated on May 20th, 2020

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 & Business Development for Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. 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 currently serves on the Trade Leadership Committee Executive 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.

Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. is a sales, service and underwriting organization specializing in insurance and bond solutions for international trade and transportation. Roanoke is a subsidiary of Munich Re as well as an affiliate of Munich Re Syndicate, Ltd., and is the North American primary insurer of marine insurance and customs bonds for this worldwide organization. Roanoke Insurance Group employs approximately 200 employees across 10 U.S. locations with its focus on providing targeted insurance solutions backed by agile service and technology.

Communication is the key component to all aspects of business. The knowledge of surety issues I have gained from my mentors, as well as the practical experience over my career, allow me to share that information with our internal staff and our customers. Our communication skills make us better together and mutually successful in the end.

– Colleen Clarke