The Fortner Insurance Agency Team
Welcome to Fortner Insurance Agency, Inc., your full service agency serving Central Illinois and beyond. We are proven professionals who are committed to providing our customers with The Insurance you Need Today, to Protect your World Tomorrow!
JR has been in the insurance industry since 1996 where he started as a Marketing Manager for Westfield Companies. A proud graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio where he was a 2-year starting quarterback and President of the Student Senate his senior year. He is a native of Carmel, IN and is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Prior to selling insurance, JR worked in the Public Relations department for the Indianapolis Colts. He was part of the 2009 Class of 40 leaders under 40 in Peoria for his commitment to the community and leadership. He is the father of twin boys, Mason and Drew and they enjoy attending and watching any and all sporting events together.
Dawn is a graduate of Iowa State University. She grew up in the insurance industry watching her father, Bob Fortner, start Fortner Insurance Agency. She is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance. As an avid equestrian, Dawn is an Advisory Board Member of Central Illinois Riding Therapy, a not-for-profit organization as that utilizes horseback riding as a means of therapy for children & adults who have physical handicaps. In 2009 she was named one of 25 Women in Leadership for her Community Contributions and Commitment to Easter Seals. She and her husband also own Echo Valley Meats and Catering in Bartonville. They have two children Jessica and Jordan.
A native of Peoria, Christina has been with Fortner Insurance since August 2001. She is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance lines. She also has her Associates in Personal Lines & Associates in General Insurance Designation. In her spare time she likes to read and spend time with family and friends. Christina is married to husband Nick with three children - daughter Payton and twin daughters Sophia and Olivia. Christina & her family reside in Washington, Illinois.
Gschwendtner Insurance Agency, LLC
401 N. Plum Street
Pontiac , IL , 61764
Dan has been selling insurance since 1994 and an independent agent since 1997. He consults on all lines of insurance in our industry:
Home - Auto - Life - Health - Farm - Crop - Business Insurance
Dan was born and raised on the family farm in Pontiac, IL. He graduated from Pontiac Township High School and Illinois State University. Married to Sara, they have two children, Grace and Max. In his spare time, Dan enjoys coaching youth sports, water sports, boating, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Office: (309) 682-0519
Fortner Insurance is proud to have Dan as our Medicare specialist. Dan has lived in the Peoria area all his life attended Spalding High School and Bradley University. Dan’s been married to Char since 1962 and they four children and twelve grandchildren. His knowledge and experience of our senior programs will help you find the plans that work best for you. Helping others attain their goals has been his calling. Dan has won numerous sales awards from our Medicare Companies for his tireless effort to assist Seniors.
Marcy has been in the insurance business since 2000. She has worked in the central Illinois area assisting people with all their needs with superior customer service. Marcy is from Chillicothe and still lives there with her husband Mark and son Mason. She enjoys playing golf, going to sport events, shopping and traveling.
A licensed producer for Property & Casualty, Ashtin has been in the insurance industry since 2005. Now a resident of Washington, Illinois, she is originally from Las Vegas, NV, where she graduated from Las Vegas High School and began her career in insurance in July of 2005. Prior to joining Fortner Insurance Agency in 2012, she earned experience working for a Managing General Agent in Nevada before moving to Illinois and entering the agency force. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband Jason along with her family and friends.
Kyle came to Fortner in 2014 after five years with State Farm. He is licensed in all lines of insurance but specializing in life and health. If you need a weather forecast, our resident “Weatherman” will be more than happy to offer one as Kyle received his B.S. degree in Meteorology from NIU. “HERE TO SERVE” is Kyle’s philosophy, as he believes that is the fundamental bedrock of this agency and what we do here at Fortner, building trust and taking care of the customers is our priority. In his free time, Kyle assists with coaching the Metamora Township High School Speech Team and is very active in his parish at St. Mark’s in Peoria. Kyle resides in West Peoria with his wife Kendra and their son Kellan.
Shimere has been licensed in Property and Casualty since 2015. Prior to her career in insurance, she worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 8 years. In Shimere’s spare time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
A native of Germantown Hills, Colleen has over 30 years’ experience in customer service. Colleen has 5 children and 10 grandchildren with a daughter in the United States Marines. She is an avid Chicago Cub fan and in her spare time enjoys spending time at the lake with her children, grandchildren & family. Colleen resides in Metamora.
Jenny is a licensed producer in Property & Casualty and has been since November of 2010. She is originally from Peoria where she graduated from Limestone Community High School. She began her career in the insurance industry in 1998 working for a Workers Compensation carrier. Jenny works with Commercial Lines Insurance accounts. In her free time she likes to spend time with family and friends. Jenny is married to husband John with 2 children, son Bobby and daughter Jesslyn. Jenny & her family reside in Hanna City, Illinois.
Sabre has been licensed in Property & Casualty insurance lines since 2011. In her free time, Sabre enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Sabre is married to husband Dan with two children, son Isaac and daughter Maya.
Robert "Bob" Fortner has been selling insurance as an independent agent for over fifty years. He founded Fortner Insurance Agency, Inc. in 1973 and has been dedicated to writing policies, taking care of his customers needs, putting them first, and building long-term relationships with his vast years of insurance experience. Bob specializes in all lines of insurance ranging from personal autos to corporate group health insurance plans and all coverage’s in between. The philosophy, Mr. Fortner, started so long ago of building trust and taking care of the customers is still evident at the agency today. Bob, a graduate of Western Illinois University, resides in Peoria with his wife, Kathy.