John Wortman – A Lifelong Insurance Professional
John Wortman is the President of Jack Flash, a retail company located in Effingham, United States.
He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million and has served on the THON committee for several years. Additionally, he was previously a denturist with multiple clinics located nearby.
Early Life and Education
John Wortman was born on January 15, 1935 in Bellefontaine, Ohio to Horace and Ann (Peterson) Wortman.
As a former history professor at Kenyon College, he was an eminent scholar and beloved friend to his students. They often commented about him being “honest,” “loyal,” and “principled.”
He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Constitution and a member of both the National Rifle Association and Journal on Firearms and Public Policy.
Wortman has been employed in the insurance industry since 1988. Today he serves as Senior Field Manager for Frankenmuth Mutual.
In addition to his job at the company, he also helps promote the Young Agents Council of Michigan. In 1998, he was honored with a ‘YACMaster’ award in recognition of his dedication and contributions to this organization.
Wortman is a certified financial planner with Valeo Financial Advisors, LLC and has been in the industry for 19 years. A member of the Financial Planning Association and possessor of both Series 63 and 65 exams, he’s qualified to offer investment advice in Indiana as well.
Achievements and Honors
As a student, Wortman consistently placed high on his class’s honor rolls and was an active participant in the National Rifle Association. Additionally, he contributed regularly to the journal Firearms & Public Policy for publication.
Many of his students looked up to Wortman as a model of excellence in teaching. His ability to infuse lectures with original research that had been well-documented was truly inspirational.
As a Kenyon faculty member, Wortman served on numerous committees and taught across multiple venues and disciplines. He organized both a National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored conference on Native American/Indian autobiography and history as well as a Telluride Association summer program on American political thought.
John Wortman was a strong, compassionate man with an infectious smile for those around him. A Christian, John never wavered from his faith – which demonstrated its lasting impact on those around him.
He enjoyed spending time outdoors, often building impressive hay forts. Additionally, he loved sailing and going on cross-country camping trips with his family.
His sense of humor and infectious laugh were contagious, especially when his wife Susan was present. Together they made an ideal team and were truly a match made in heaven.
The Canadian Press spoke with Wortman’s uncle, Glynn Wortman. He revealed that the denturist was an enthusiastic supporter of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and had two old police cars parked at the back of his Dartmouth clinic.
Wortman was a renowned dentist, best known for providing free dentures to cancer patients. He operated two denture clinics in Dartmouth and Halifax.
He left all of his shares in both clinics to his partner.
According to a document released by Nova Scotia Probate Court, Wortman’s estate is estimated to be worth approximately $2.1 million. Most of his possessions are cash that the RCMP seized from his home in Portapique, N.S.
His common law spouse, Lisa Banfield, has filed a notice of claim on Wortman’s estate in probate court. The document lists an account with approximately $40,919 in it.