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Clara Cruden
Vice President of Operations

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Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada has long been defined by the strength of its Client Relations Department, and to a large degree, that strength is the product of Clara’s extensive efforts with the company.


Clara spearheads many of the initiatives that help set Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada apart. She is the architect of our highly choreographed benefit enrollment strategies. She leads a department that is responsible for the company’s benefit administrative platforms and multi-lingual mass employee orientation models. She leads the team that deploys our unique Virtual Benefit Communication System.


Clara’s breadth of expertise is matched by her depth of experience. She has worked in the benefits industry for more than 29 years. Prior to joining Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada in 1999 (formerly known as Insurcorp), she spent 15 years with the largest employee benefit health insurance company in the state. In that role, she educated more than 5,000 industry professionals in the areas of client relations and customer protocol. During this time, she was also recognized for her award-winning training efforts.


Clara’s additional accolades include Who’s Who Las Vegas, Who’s Who Continental and has been honored by In Business Magazine as one of Southern Nevada’s Most Influential Business Women.


Born in Cuba, Clara is a native Spanish speaker. Her bilingual capabilities enable her to reach a broader range of employees – with greater accuracy and effectiveness.


As an authority in employee benefit client relations and services, Clara’s expertise is complemented with extensive knowledge of pharmacy procedures, thanks to her early career as a certified pharmacy technician. She is also extremely knowledgeable on core employee benefits and worksite marketing.
Clara is a member of the Latin Chamber of Commerce. When she’s not working on behalf of Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada’s clients, she dedicates herself to work with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. In other words, not only is she a leader within the company – she is also a leader in her community.


Clara is also a member of Catholic Charities which assists the community by providing donated goods such as food and clothing to those less fortunate. She has been a member of the Catholic community since girlhood, and helping people has always been a very big role in her life.