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Current Boards:

For Profit:

  • Barron Collier Companies, Naples, FL (Lead director)

  • Bergey’s Inc, Franconia, PA (Chair)

Not for Profit:

  • Calvary Church of Souderton – Elder’s and Adult teacher

  • The Center, Souderton, PA

  • Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA – (Chair)

  • Eden Bridge Foundation, Lancaster, PA

  • Three Springs Ministries, Morris, PA

  • Crown Financial Ministries, Knoxville, TN

  • CrossWorld Ministries, Kansas City, MO

  • North American Meat Institute, Washington, DC – Chair Family Business Group

Former Boards:

  • Harleysville Savings Bank, Harleysville, PA

  • Highland Lake Bible Conference, Highland Lake, NY

  • Furman Foods, Northumberland, PA

  • A Duda and Company, Oviedo, FL

  • Delaware Valley Wholesale Flowers, Sewell, NJ

  • Profit Sharing Council of America, Washington, DC - Officer

  • American Meat Institute, Washington, DC – Past Chair and Executive Committee

  • North Penn United Way, Lansdale, PA – Former President

  • Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA

FDE Blog Post: “123 Years of Family Business

Philip A. Clemens


Philip A. Clemens is the Retired Chairman/Family Ambassador of The Clemens Family Corporation. 

Mr. Clemens has spent his entire working career with the family business.  He began working in the legacy business, Hatfield Quality Meats, on a part time basis while going to school.  He began his full-time career in 1967 while attending Peirce College.  His career has allowed him to work in all areas of the business.  He began on the clean-up crew and worked his way to be the CEO of the Company. In 2015 he retired as Chairman and now serves as a family ambassador to family businesses throughout the US.  The Corporation has annual sales in excess of $1 billion, employs over 3,500 team members, and markets products all over the US with a concentration in the northeast part of the US. 

Mr. Clemens is active in his community and other organizations.  He serves on many non-profit boards and several family owned businesses. He is a national speaker on family business issues and has a passion to teach leadership skills to next generations.

 Mr. Clemens received the American Meat Institute’s Industry Advancement Award, the highest award given in the meat industry; the Knowlton Award for innovation in the meat industry; Meat Industry Hall of Fame; Edward C. Jones Community Service Award; Pride of Peirce for outstand alumni of Peirce College; Pillar of the Community from Harleysville Senior Center; Hall of Fame Executive Award from Elizabethtown College; Excellence in Leadership from the Christian Economic Forum; and honorary doctorates from Lancaster Bible College and Elizabethtown College.


Mr. Clemens has been married to Linda for 45 years and has 3 adult children. He also has 7 grandsons.