Meet the Candidates for the NEBCO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brad Fortner

Brad Fortner is currently the CEO of Farmers Protective Mutual Insurance Company in Rogers, AR. He grew up in Northwest Arkansas and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Business. Brad and his family live on a farm in Garfield, AR where they raise cattle and also own two local farm and feed supply stores, Webbs Feed and Flying RF. Brad has served on the NEBCO FIRE EMS Board of Directors since 2020.



Kathy Wills was born and raised near Wichita, Kansas, where attended Wichita State University, earning her degree in accounting and becoming licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA).  After vacationing in the Lost Bridge area with her family for many years, she and her  husband  purchased a home on the lake and retired there in 2016. She still practices accounting and tax services locally, as well as serving clients in many other states. Just before moving, Kathy completed a 3 year term on the local ten member planning commission board.  It was a great experience that she says she is anxious to repeat in my new community.  It is important for people to be involved in their communities and Kathy looks forward to meeting new people and helping this community be the best place to live.




Pete Lawlor and his wife have lived in Lost Bridge Village for 8 years They moved from Augusta, KS. Pete retired from a 40 year career in Education, specializing in middle school counseling, along with managing a private practice in Marriage and Family Counseling.

Pete's wife is a professional artist and Pete is a self taught home cook. He enjoys creating recipes for his creativity vent! Pete says that serving on the NEBCO board would be his pleasure and he would like to thank you in advance for your vote.


Widmann a retired hydrogeologist from a Fortune 500 company in Oklahoma City, where he had an annual operating budget of 1 million dollars. Following, that he was an environmental consultant the final nine years of his professional career. He retired to Lost Bridge Village in 2019. Roy has 43 years of volunteer experience in Fire/EMS/EmergencyManagement, the last 34 years in a combination fire department (career and volunteer firefighters). The last 22 years with the Mustang (Oklahoma) Fire Department he served as its Deputy Fire Chief. Roy feels that his background in managing large budgets and being on a fire department that ran 1700 calls a year will bring a unique perspective to the Board, particularly in ensuring the department has current adequate provisions and in planning for the future.

Kathy Wills

Pete Lawlor

Roy Widmann