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James Fortner

Senior Vice President, Commercial P&C Advisor

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James Fortner

James Fortner currently serves as Vice President, Energy Division in our Little Rock office.

Fortner joined Stephens Insurance in 2012 as Assistant 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. He 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 or mitigating risk.

Fortner earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.