More About Mel C. Clemmons
Mel C. Clemmons is known as one of the best and brightest talents with great accomplishments in business and finance of this decade. Growing up in a small town southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee called Harriman, Mel was born to an educating professional and a Real Estate entrepreneur. After graduating from Harriman High School in 1993 with a full academic scholarship to the University of Tennessee, Mel attended college full-time and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Immediately, he resumed his college studies and pursued the educational field, and completed his college career graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Science Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee in 1998.
Mel’s business acumen began at a very young age. During college, Mel was introduced to the insurance industry, and became a licensed producer for the state of Tennessee. Shortly thereafter, upon graduating from college, Mel owned and operated Mel’s Music and Tapes in Harriman; and became one of the town’s biggest overnight successes. In addition to owning his own record store, he pursued his teaching career in Math Education in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and also began mentoring inner-city youth which led him to become an Ambassador for the Deaf where he assisted the deaf and hard of hearing. While pursuing teaching, his passion, Mel found himself counseling and collaborating with young professionals around the state of Tennessee, and evolved into the corporate landscape. It was at this time Mel left education to become a Senior Account Executive for BellSouth Business Systems. Mel’s accounts surpassed company expectation, and ultimately earned him prestigious awards, and promotions.
In 2001, Mel relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, and continued as a Corporate Account Executive, where he landed and closed the largest business system deals in the City of College Park, Georgia with the Georgia International Convention Center. One year later, Mel opened up Mel C. Clemmons Insurance Agency and has evolved as one of the most successful insurance professionals in the state of Georgia. Partnering with other business and financial executives, Mel became a member of and facilitated the launch of a successful consulting firm, SAMM Consulting, becoming a successful intermediary of business brokering and finance.
Today, Mel has successfully facilitated and closed over $80M in business premium as an intermediary and counsel of brokering of SAMM Consulting; and, he is referred to as ‘one who exudes a great understanding of business, and a financial expert consultant for unique business partnerships that expand across various industries’.
Paying his blessing forward, Mel and his wife Stephanie co-founded the Superheroes Foundation in 2012; providing numerous grants to aspiring entrepreneurs and offering scholarships to High School Seniors.
Now Mel has added motivational speaking and business coaching to ensure he reaches his life mission of motivating 1000 brand new entrepreneurs. Through the Superheroes Foundation and SAMM Consulting, he has helped create and motivate scores of new business owners. Mel has also authored several published articles to help other business professionals capture their goals. Through hard work and faith, he will accomplish his life mission of helping families prosper by creating new businesses, one by one.
Mel resides in Woodstock, Georgia with his wife of 10 years, Stephanie; and, he is the proud father of five boys—Aaron, Jaunte, Mel Lee, Chase and Roy-Caden. His pastimes include going to the movies, spending time with family and friends, playing basketball and traveling.
Chronological Timeline of Mel's Accomplishments& Acknowledgments:
1998 Graduated UT, Master of Education- Knoxville, TN
2001 Top Sales Executive, Bellsouth Business Systems - Knoxville, TN
2002 Top Sales Executive, Nuvox - Atlanta, GA
2003 Opened Mel C. Clemmons Insurance Agency - Marietta, GA
2004 Chairman's Conference/ Territorial Leader Award
2005 Good Heart Award/ Elite Brokers Award for Excellence
2006 Chairman's Conference
2008 National Conference
2008 Created C &C Insurance Agency
2008 Managed a 9 Million Book of Business with 40 Employees
2009 Member/Partner SAMM Consulting - Marietta, GA
2010 Georgia Highlands College Advisory Board Member (B2B/GHAM)
2010 Successfully closed over $18M of premium
2011 Created Clemmons & Associates
2011 Created SAMM Staffing
2012 Founded the SuperHeroes Foundation 2012 Awarded business grants to five (5) Aspiring Entrepreneurs
2013 Successfully closed over $50M of premium
2013 Established Superheroes Scholarships -Awarded Six to High School Seniors
2013 Established the Michael Goins Humanitarian Award –For Community Service
2014 Published the following articles:
“Time to Hold Them - Fold Them or Raise Your Bet”
“Gone Too Soon”
“A Day in the Life of an LSP”
2014 Created CelebritySpeakersForLife.com
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