614 N. Perry, St. Rt. 65
P.O. Box 364
Ottawa, OH 45875
115 N. Main St.
Bluffton, OH 45817
Monday - Friday: 8:00a.m - 5:00p.m.
Evenings and Weekends: By Appt.
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John Fortman — Co-Founder
Property & Casualty
John started Fortman Insurance in the fall of 1978 by obtaining a license in Health & Life Insurance and began writing Life Insurance. A bit further down the road, he acquired his Property & Casualty License and started to represent Property & Casualty Insurance Companies. His wife, Catherine, joined him in the business in 1982, and they are proud that they have built their business from scratch and are now at 14 employees – and two locations, Ottawa and Bluffton, Ohio. Their agency has been a member of the Professional Insurance Association and the Big I Independent Insurance Association. Their agency is licensed with over 50 different insurance companies to serve your needs. In John's free time, he plays a variety of sports, including racquetball and bicycling, and also enjoys traveling. He can be contacted at 419-523-4500 Ext. 622 or email@example.com
Catherine Fortman — Co-Founder
Individual & Group Medical Benefits, Medicare and Ancillary Coverages
Catherine is licensed in both Property & Casualty and Health & Life. She joined her husband, John Fortman, in the business in 1982. Catherine has been a member of the Health Underwriters Association for many years. John and Catherine also have a daughter, Shalynn, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with her husband, David Loudenslager. Catherine graduated from International Business College in Fort Wayne, IN. She also has five years of clerical and banking experience from City Loan and Savings, with the last two of those five years, as a Financial Service Rep for the bank. In her free time, she enjoys walking, jogging, kayaking, reading and traveling. Contact Catherine at 567-242-8291 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Property & Casualty
Amy has been in the insurance industry since 1994. She joined the Fortman Insurance team in 2005 and specializes in Property & Casualty Insurance. Amy graduated from Holgate High School. She resides in Ottawa with her husband, Brian, and they have four children. They enjoy camping and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes. Amy is a member of the Holgate United Methodist Church and is a leader of the Youth Group. You can contact Amy at 419-358-4600 Ext. 625 or email her at email@example.com
Jonathan Fortman — Owner
Individual & Group Medical Benefits and Ancillary Coverages
Jonathan has been an Ohio Native his entire life, born in Ottawa, OH, and graduated from Ottawa-Glandorf High School in 1999. He then attended Bowling Green State University, where he graduated in December 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Upon graduation of college, Jonathan started in the family business in January of 2003. He is a Licensed Health & Life Agent, with a focus on Group and Individual Health and Ancillary Benefits. Jonathan has become an expert in the field of employee benefits and helping business owners find affordable health and ancillary coverages. He married Branden Fortman on April 18, 2009, and they have a son, Fischer Michael Fortman. Jonathan is excited to continue on the success of Fortman Insurance by making sure that our customers' satisfaction is at the heart of every work day. If you need to contact Jonathan Fortman for your heath, life, and ancillary coverage insurance needs, you can reach him at 419-523-4500 Ext. 624 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Medicare Products and Individual & Group Medical Benefits
Laurie has been a Licensed Health and Life Agent since she joined Fortman Insurance in 2004. Originally from Leipsic, she moved to Ottawa when she married her husband, Kevin. They have three children, Sara, Erin and Trent. Laurie has a Degree in Corrections/Law Enforcement. At Fortman Insurance, Laurie specializes in Individual Health and Medicare Eligible Products; she also provides customer service for our Group Plans. Contact Laurie at 419-523-4500 Ext. 626 or email her at email@example.com
Property & Casualty, Claims
Annissa joined the Fortman Insurance team in April of 2016 and became a licensed agent in July of 2017. She is a native of Huron, OH, where she graduated from Huron High School in 1989. She worked with Allstate insurance in the claims processing and CAT divisions. Annissa has spent most of her career in the medical field, specializing in bariatric rehabilitation and hospice care. She and her husband Don, reside in Columbus Grove. They have three sons, Logan, Austin and Lance, who have blessed them with three beautiful grandchildren. Annissa enjoys music, hunting, the outdoors, playing the piano and spending time with her family. You can contact Annissa at 419-523-4500 Ext. 634 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Zack Fortman — Owner
Property & Casualty
Zack Fortman is a native of Ottawa, OH, and has been licensed in Property and Casualty since March of 2011. Zack started at the Fortman Insurance Agency in 2010. After graduating from Ottawa-Glandorf High School in 2005, he attended Owens Community College in Findlay and Columbus State Community College, majoring in Business Administration. Zack is enthusiastic about learning and growing in the insurance field to better serve Fortman Insurance’s valued clients. He is the second son of John and Catherine Fortman to join the Team. In his leisure time, Zack enjoys golfing, hunting, going to the range and spending time with our business mascot, Petie. You can contact Zack at 419-523-4500 Ext. 630 or email@example.com
Property & Casualty
Marla has worked in the insurance industry for almost 30 years, specializing in Property and Casualty. She joined Fortman Insurance Services in September, 2013 and works in the Bluffton office as a licensed agent providing customer service for home, auto, farm and commercial policies. Marla lives in the Bluffton area with her husband, Eric. They have two children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, Ohio State football and watching movies. She can be contacted at 419-358-4600 Ext. 605 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Medical Benefits
After four years as an Assistant Director at the Ottawa Senior Center, Tammy joined the Fortman Insurance Team in March 2014. Tammy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and a Secondary Teaching Credential from California State University, San Marcos. She is a former journalist for the Putnam County Sentinel and Lima News and also has worked as an editor and English teacher. In her free time, she enjoys nature and walking. You may contact Tammy at 419-358-4600 Ext. 623 or email her at email@example.com
Our two sons are the new owners of
Fortman Insurance Services
as of July 1, 2015
and Zachary Fortman
Property & Casualty
Nancy has been in the insurance industry since 2001. She joined the Fortman Insurance team in 2015 and specializes in Property & Casualty, Commercial and Farm Insurance. Nancy is a graduate of Delphos St John’s, University of Northwestern Ohio with an Associate Degree in Business and currently working on a Bachelor Degree. She has earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation, giving her the tools to make customer service a priority. Nancy resides in Delphos with her husband Kevin. They have three daughters Christin, Abby, Molly and two grandchildren Wesley and Lily. She enjoys spending her time with her family and grandchildren. She also enjoys gardening, baking, watching Hockey and College Football, especially University of Michigan. She is a member of Delphos St John’s Catholic Church. Contact Nancy at 419-523-4500 Ext. 632 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Property & Casualty
Betty has been a licensed Property and Casualty agent since 2003. She joined the Fortman Insurance team in 2015. Betty graduated from Ayersville High School. She spent six (6) years foster parenting special needs children. She resides in Ottoville with her husband, Dan. They have two children and have been blessed with two grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and attending Ohio State Buckeyes football games. Contact Betty at 419-523-4500 Ext. 633 or email her at email@example.com
Megan Hohman joined Fortman Insurance in November 2015. Megan is a licensed agent in Life & Health. Before coming to Fortman Insurance Megan worked for American Income specializing in Life insurance. Megan resides in Ottawa with her fiancée, John, and three children Jenna, Emily, and Cara. She enjoys camping, swimming, and spending time with her family. You can contact Megan at 419-523-4500 Ext. 603 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marya Danaher joined Fortman Insurance in November 2016. Marya is a licensed agent in Life & Health. Before coming to Fortman Insurance, Marya worked for American Income specializing in Life insurance. Marya moved to Wapakoneta in 2012 from Rochester, Michigan. Marya is married to Sean Danaher, and has a stepson- Evan. Marya is also a Beachbody coach and enjoys running, singing, cooking and watching hockey and football with her family especially the Michigan State Spartans. You can contact Marya at 419-523-4500 EXT 627 or email her at email@example.com
Beth Siefker joined Fortman Insurance in November of 2017, as a licensed Property & Casualty agent. Beth is an independent agent for Guide One, specializing in Church and Non-profit Insurance. Beth has been integral in building multiple businesses over the past 20 years. She is looking forward to servicing the needs of the Church and non-profit sector with a product that best suits their insurance needs. Beth resides in Leipsic with her husband Randy and their three children. She cherishes family time and being involved in the community. You can contact Beth directly at
419-236-1649 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org