James Fortner

Senior Vice President, Energy Division

Direct: (501) 377-8435


James Fortner joined Stephens Insurance in 2012 and currently serves as a Senior Vice President and is an integral contributor to the Stephens Energy Division, which provides an array of risk management resources and services to large public and private companies in the energy industry.

Fortner has supplemented his specific risk management academic background with practical experience in the form of 4 years within the insurance brokerage business. He focuses on large account risk management, particularly for utilities and other energy industry clients, contributing to their success mostly by assisting them with complex property and casualty placements including named windstorm/surge zone property coverage, mechanical breakdown coverage for prototypical gas turbines, and nuclear generation as examples. Fortner frequently provides risk management solutions to clients for the identification, assessment, control and risk financing of their risks plus creative ways to manage these risks through self-insurance, captives, builders risk programs, and other innovative means of managing and/or mitigating risk.

Fortner earned his bachelor’s degree in Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

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