Cort Fowler, President

Why do you do what you do?
I do what I do because I enjoy working with my team and helping others in a time of need.

What was your proudest career moment?
I had the President of one of our largest clients tell me one time that I could hire anyone to market CNC, but that I was the best man for the job -- hands down. It meant a lot coming from him as he is my idol and a confidant when it comes to this business.  He epitomizes what I hope to become!

What fuels you to do your best?
Seeing the end result.  Goals are achieved through a process and without the process, there are no goals. 

What drew you to CNC?
That was easy.  I started out of college as a workman's comp adjuster.  That lasted 3 months and the rest, as they say, is history!

What are the changes you notice in the industry or foresee?
There have been so many changes over the past 22 years that I can’t even count them, but what I’ve noticed most recently is what I perceive to be a trend away from pure customer service (not intenionally but by accident).  Sure, everyone wants the claims closed faster but if the industry is not careful, we will have completely relinquished ourselves of the basis of what claim service is really all about - customer service.  What happened to the days of “really” spending the time to do it right?   

What are you good at?
I’m good at being who I am.  I don’t spend time trying to be someone or something I’m not.  Like me or don’t like me – that’s cool.  I have a way of fitting in with people no matter who they are or where they are from.  I have a gift for making people around me, whether I’ve know them for 20 years or 20 seconds, feel comfortable.  What you see if what you get with me. 

Outside CNC I love to ... 
Spend time with the family (it’s cliché but so true), tennis, fishing, and anything that has to do with being in the sun or outdoors.  I am a great chef but wish I had more time to do it.   Did I mention fishing yet?  Cell phones don’t work once you are 5 miles into the Gulf!

What’s your favorite song with a weather theme or title? 
"Ain’t No Sunshine", Bill Withers

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