Robert Watkins

Senior Vice President, Risk Management, Director of Marketing

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Robert Watkins joined Stephens in 2010 as Senior Vice President joining a team of professionals providing Risk Management and Insurance services to large public and private companies. Prior to joining Stephens, Watkins spent 10 years as Executive Vice President and Principal at Risk Services of Arkansas, LLC, formerly First Arkansas Insurance. Prior to that he served for two years as Senior Vice President and Director of Risk Management at Sedgwick of Arkansas and 15 years as Senior Vice President of Rebsamen Insurance, both in Little Rock. He began his insurance career in 1974 with the Seibels Bruce Group in Columbia, South Carolina.

Experienced with Risk Management and Insurance Brokerage in heavy manufacturing, retail, transportation, construction, energy exploration and production as well as gas and electric utility industries. Watkins has experience with large property placements, a variety of loss sensitive and alternative risk finance casualty placements as well as management liability. His experience also includes working with client risk management issues associated with merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions.

Watkins earned a BA in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina in 1974. He also attained the professional designations of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, CPCU; Associate in Risk Management, ARM and Chartered Life Underwriter, CLU.

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