Jason E. Carter is a man of many hats and talents. Not only is he owner and president of Jason Carter Companies, comprised of Carter Insurance & Financial Services, J. E. Carter Consulting, and The Fire Up Factory, he is also one of NAIFA's (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) rising stars as well as the 2016 - 2017 President of NAIFA Arkansas. His newest honor is that of receiving the coveted YAT (Young Advisor's Team) Leader of the Year Award for 2016. Mr. Carter’s other roles include youth leader and advisor through his work with Trail Life USA and The American Heritage Girls, Board Member and Secretary for Texarkana Museums System, Rotary Club member, dedicated and diligently involved member at Hampton Church of Christ, active member and past Worshipful Master of Border Masonic Lodge, community volunteer, classroom helper, and more. He truly lives up to his business motto, “Carter Cares”. Jason’s accomplishments are noteworthy and numerous for his age.
Jason became involved in scouting at a very early age and earned every honor, including his Eagle Scout. Continuing in service as a leader and mentor into adulthood, Mr. Carter’s efforts in volunteerism and service earned him the President of the United States Call to Service Award for National and Community Service in 2012. In more recent years, Mr. Carter’s focus has been to take the leadership skills he obtained in scouting and apply them as Four States Area Point Man and Southwest Region Training Chairman for Trail Life USA. He also provides leadership as Shepherd for The American Heritage Girls, Trail Life’s sister organization. His leadership and dedication were honored in 2015 with the Faithful Servant Award from the Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting for his outstanding work in “Serving God, Serving Others, and Developing Self”. Mr. Carter has also been a leader in his church for most of his adult life.
After graduating high school in Texarkana, Texas, where he was born and raised, he went on to attend college at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he was actively involved in positively focused student groups, was a charter member of his Fraternity, and also where he met his wife, Liz. He returned to Texarkana after college and founded Carter Insurance & Financial Services over a decade ago. His is a multiline brokerage firm with several agents serving the Four States area encompassing Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Mr. Carter’s other endeavors consist of J.E. Carter Consulting, a strategic planning and practice management group operating nationwide, as well as his speakers bureau, The Fire UP Factory. Jason has been called a “growth leader”, and it is evident both in his professional life and in his personal life.
Mr. Carter's NAIFA involvement speaks volumes about his character, talents, and commitment. He is past president of NAIFA Four States, NAIFA-Arkansas Secretary, past committee member for the national YAT Group, as well as a past National Task Force member - not to mention his current standing as President for NAIFA Arkansas. His drive and determination have proven his attitude that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing to the absolute best of your ability and has shown in his personal NAIFA membership drive efforts. Jason was the YAT Recruiter of the Year for the 2014 – 2015 NAIFA membership year. Another notable accomplishment was Mr. Carter’s award in 2015 of one of only two LUTCF Scholarships for the NAIFA College for Financial Planning.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children, Jackson, Ellie, and Sawyer. He is an avid runner and a triathlete, but one of Jason’s favorite passions is traveling. He has completed his goal to visit all 50 states, and his newest endeavor is seeing all of our wondrous national parks. This past summer he summited Mt. Rainier as part of his “America’s Rooftop Project” and now he is eager for his next adventure. When asked how he’s doing, Jason always smiles and states, “I’d only be better if I were twins!” When asked why, he replies simply, “Then I could get more done.”
Jason is a definitely a “glass half full” kind of guy. His positive attitude is contagious and the word “can’t” doesn’t have a place in his vocabulary. He is a driven and focused individual with a never-ending selfless dedication to others. It is his hope that by his involvement with causes near to his heart such as volunteering at local homeless shelters and working as spokesman for the Healing Helpers Anti Drug Coalition in the Ark-La-Tex area that he can pass along the value of helping others to his children. After all, out of all the hats he wears and the titles he’s accumulated, the one he cherishes most is “Daddy”.