Steve Fortner

Steve Fortner – Mena Elks Deputy of the Month for September 2016

Steve Fortner specializes in real estate. He works at a brokerage firm in Granbury, TX and has sold 151 properties over the past 17 years. Born July 7, 1969 in Gastonia NC.

Fortner responded to Michelin’s online tire sales program, which met resistance from some dealers, by sending an email directly to them and posting the letter on Modern Tire Dealer editor Bob Ulrich’s August 26, 2016, blog.

Early Life and Education

He served on the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections, Florida House of Representatives, and Florida Senate, in addition to serving on its Ethics Committee and Florida Attorney General Advisory Commission on Campaign Finance and Ethics.

Vickie Lynn Fortner of Claremore survives him along with their daughter Kelly Fortner Kidwell of Deltona FL; son Todd Russell Fortner from Slidell LA; Sisters Ann Faye Mandl and Glenda Raye Skidis from Belleville Illinois as well as Brother J B Gibbons from Ocala Florida as well as three grandsons and 10 nieces/nephews; however he was preceded in death by Doss Andrew Fortner and Jennie Melinda Price Fortner before him.

Steve is widely considered one of the premier advantage states in the game due to his combination of stage control, fearsome edgeguarding, and powerful tools such as combos with axe ladders and pick loops. Unfortunately, his toolkit can often prove too much for those lacking proper techniques or an understanding of his strengths; leading him to often lose out against characters with greater mobility or more linear approaches.

Professional Career

Fortner has made her mark as an impressive women’s basketball coach over an extraordinary career, amassing an extraordinary 305-187 record across both collegiate and professional basketball – leading teams to Big Ten (Purdue), Southeastern Conference (Auburn) and WNBA championships as well as three international victories with the U.S. national team.

Fortner holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering and serves as a professor at Yale University. He teaches within the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering as well as acting as Director of Undergraduate Studies.

At his appointment as superintendent of Waterloo schools, board member Jim McIlvaine expressed praise for Steve Fortner as an educator and leader within the community, emphasizing his “trust, respect, achievement, and tireless leadership” throughout Waterloo Public Schools.

Achievement and Honors

Mena Elks Exalted Ruler Brian Thompson presented Steve Fortner with the Mena Elks Deputy of the Month award in September 2016 as part of an effort to show support for local law enforcement after recent events have given police an unfair reputation. He believes this award serves an important purpose.

Fortner earned this medal – a smaller replica of what each Sweet Briar president receives upon their inauguration – for her achievements demonstrating Sweet Briar College’s full range of educational values. She double majors in mathematics and classical studies with a language concentration and minored in music while being on both Dean’s List regularly and being honored as part of Alpha Lambda Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies; teaching admission docent duties as an admission docent tutored Greek, served on various committees and programs; along with tutoring Greek tutored admission docent duties taught admission docent duties during her undergraduate career at Sweet Briar College.

Personal Life

From his high school days to playing for Centre Colonels for four seasons at college level, Fortner’s football experience has shaped much of his life. He credits Centre’s dedicated coaches for instilling within him an incredible sense of community and team pride.

Bob Fortner lived with his wife Billie Jo in Elma, Washington. Together they have two sons, one daughter, and fifteen grandchildren – which Bob greatly cherished camping and fishing with as well as enjoying checking the freezing point of vodka. His father Billy Gene Fortner passed away before him while Barbara Ann Hayes became his stepmother; Bob joined Cottage Hills VFW Post 7678 where he actively helped out in projects and activities throughout his community.

Net Worth

Fortner is an experienced litigator who represents individuals and businesses on hourly and contingent fee cases, such as class actions, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, intellectual property disputes and matters pertaining to family wealth.

His work has resulted in several significant recoveries. Additionally, he has considerable expertise advising clients and their advisors on estate planning and family wealth strategies.

Fortner enjoys participating in improv comedy as well as joining his local chapter of Roosters, an organization which raises money for underprivileged children. He also loves cycling and endurance racing – raising funds for cancer research as well as participating in 100 mile bike rides for charity. In his free time he can be found practicing real estate as a licensed broker.

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