Our Team

E. David Bates, III

  • Bates, Roberts, Fowlkes & Jackson Insurance agent
  • President and founder of Bates Insurance (1963-2000)
  • Served two years in the United States Navy
  • Birmingham native, Mountain Brook resident
  • Graduate of the University of Alabama

E. David Bates, IV

  • President of Bates, Roberts, Fowlkes & Jackson Insurance
  • Received his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2000
  • Served on the Executive and Commercial Lines Committees for the Birmingham Independent Insurance Agents Association
  • Mountain Brook native and current resident
  • Graduate of the University of Maryland

H. Stratton Fowlkes, IV

  • Executive Vice President of Bates, Roberts, Fowlkes & Jackson Insurance
  • Prior to joining the agency, Stratton spent 19 years in banking, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of National Bank of Commerce’s Professional and Private Banking Department
  • Member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, Rotary Club of Birmingham, MGMA Birmingham
  • Graduate of the University of Alabama

Ben I. Jackson, Jr., CIC, CRM

  • Senior Vice President of Bates, Roberts, Fowlkes & Jackson Insurance
  • Proficient¬†in many lines of insurance: Property & Casualty (Business, Home, Auto, and related insurance), Life (both term and permanent), Disability, and Bonding
  • Obtained Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1991 (www.scic.com), and the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation in 2013. Ben is one of only 6,000 CRMs nationwide
  • Has been helping insurance clients with personal attention since 1987
  • Graduate of The University of the South (Sewanee), and the University of Alabama’s Masters of Business Administration program

Thomas A. Roberts

  • Chief Financial Officer of Bates, Roberts, Fowlkes & Jackson Insurance
  • President of Sevier, Fowlkes & Jackson Insurance (1984-2004)
  • Received his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1993
  • Member of The Monday Morning Quarterback Club
  • Graduate of the University of Alabama

Lee Headrick

  • Bond Manager at Bates, Roberts, Fowlkes & Jackson Insurance
  • 20 years’ experience with Surety and Fidelity
  • Extensive experience with Court bonding
  • CISR designation May 2002
  • CPIA designation May 2016