June 1, 2016 - The Hanover Insurance Group, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance products and services nationwide, recently honored J. Smith Lanier & Co. with an appointment to its President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country.
President’s Club agencies meet the highest level of standards with regard to the agency’s ability to deliver value to customers through strong insurance expertise and responsive service.
The Hanover partners with only 2,200 from an estimated 35,000 total independent agents from across the country. Across The Hanover’s agents, an elite group of only 125 are honored in its President’s Club each year as the company’s top performers. This is the sixth year J. Smith Lanier & Co. has been honored with its selection.
“The Hanover partners with a select group of independent insurance agencies across the country to help agents provide high-quality service and individualized insurance protection for their clients,” said Richard W. Lavey, president, personal lines insurance and chief marketing officer at The Hanover. “The team at J. Smith Lanier & Co. continuously excels in offering expert insurance advice, while consistently providing responsive service. This team is a true example of professional independent insurance agents, going above and beyond to serve their customers.”
The agency will be formally recognized for its President’s Club achievement at a national business conference sponsored by The Hanover.
“We are proud to have earned the honor of The Hanover’s President’s Club for six years,” said Gary Ivey, President and COO at J. Smith Lanier & Co. “This achievement is a reflection of the successful partnership we have developed with The Hanover, through which we offer specialized and innovative insurance products to meet our customers’ unique needs. We are very pleased that our team has been recognized for its excellent work and dedication on behalf of our customers.”
J. Smith Lanier & Co., headquartered in West Point, Georgia, is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1868 and has become one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over 600 employees in 22 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, aviation and risk control.