This is who we are and what we stand for every day.
Corey R. Hodges PRESIDENT & CEO
Corey was born and raised in Winston-Salem. He began working in the financial services industry in late 2012, after “sleeping on the job” for 17 years in the mattress industry. After realizing, to truly get a good night sleep, one must have a solid understanding of their future and finances. In early 2018, Corey founded Fortified Futures, Inc., with a primary focus to better prepare his clients for retirement and estate planning. Corey is passionate about helping clients better understand their needs through each stage of life.
Corey is certified and licensed in North Carolina in Life, Health, LTC, P&C, and Medicare, and holds Non-Resident licenses in South Carolina, Virginia, Illinois and Arizona. At Fortified Futures, he has built a firm where everyone works diligently to create a family-like environment—comfortable for you & your family to come in and discuss your financial goals & objectives.
Corey enjoys quality time with his 4-legged girls, Fergie & CeCe, friends & family, working in his garden and creating good food. He also finds time to volunteer in the community with many great organizations, namely, The Shalom Project.
Christian Brooks OFFICE MANAGER
Christian joined Fortified Futures in late 2018 after 12+ years in healthcare administration. He runs the day-to-day administrative operations of the office and is in charge of the behind-the-scenes process to confirm your assets are where they should be with Fortified Futures. Christian is also an integral part of planning our client events and informational workshops, and will most likely become your best friend in our office; especially if you bring him chocolate.
As Corey’s mother, Betty came out of retirement to assist Corey part-time with client relations through scheduling client appointments and preparing for financial workshops. She retired from Forsyth County in 2015, where she was a recipient of the Long Leaf Pine Award, given by the Governor of North Carolina, for her 39 years of service in the Tax Office. Betty is an avid baker and can often be found volunteering at her church and UMAR Homes, which provides a variety of services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Diana James AGENT/MARKETING COORDINATOR
Diana is licensed to sell life, health and Medicare insurance in both North Carolina and Ohio. Diana comes to Fortified Futures with 20+ years in marketing and sales experience and holds a master’s in theology. She is also a Vinyasa Yoga instructor and personal trainer. Her passion is helping people through all of life’s stages including physically, financially & spiritually.
Sir Edward COMPANY MASCOT
Edward is named after Corey’s grandfather who he was very close with and who he is also named after. Ray Sydney Edwards was a very direct, hard-working man of integrity and grit. He served in World War II and provided a stable and loving home for his family—and he left a lasting impression on all who knew him. Edward means prosperity, guardian, wealth, and protector.
Investment Advisory Services are offered through Fortified Futures Wealth & Retirement Advisors, a registered investment adviser in the state of North Carolina. Insurance services are offered through Fortified Futures Insurance & Retirement Services. The adviser may transact business in states where it is appropriately registered, or where it is excluded or exempted from registration. Information presented is for educational purposes only and is not an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any securities or investment advisory services. Investments involve risk and are not guaranteed. Be sure to consult with a qualified financial adviser or a tax professional before implementing any strategy discussed herein. 19290 - 2019/9/23