North Alabama continues to grow, outpacing even the largest metro areas in the state. That’s why we’re thrilled to have Senior Vice President L. Dickerson (Dick) Fountain as our market leader.  

Dick is a Huntsville native and respected leader in the community, having served as an independent insurance agent for more than 30 years before joining Valent in 2014.

Valent President Paul Barber, says “Huntsville is one of the most dynamic business environments in the country. Our success as an agency is vitally connected to growing our presence in North Alabama, and we are honored to have a man of Dick’s integrity serving as our Huntsville sales leader.”

Before joining Valent, Dick was a Founding Partner or FPH Benefits, LLC, and Fountain Parker Harbarger & Associates, LLC. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Insurance and Real Estate from Jacksonville State University.

Dick has also held prestigious positions in the insurance community, including president of Huntsville Independent Agents, chairman of Alabama Independent Young Agents Committee and AIIA board member. He is also committed to the local community and is involved with multiple organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Housing Authority and Boys and Girls Club.

Dick has taken the helm with great enthusiasm. He has a deeply rooted love for the Huntsville area and for serving businesses by providing solutions to their employee benefits and property and casualty needs. Our Huntsville team is growing under Dick’s leadership!