J. Smith Lanier & Co. Appoints Amanda Vail as Chief Financial Officer

West Point, GA - July 23, 2018 - J. Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company (JSL), today announced that Amanda Vail has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the firm.

In this role, Ms. Vail reports to Gary Ivey, J. Smith Lanier & Co. CEO, and is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. She brings nearly 15 years of public and private accounting experience to the role, most recently serving as global controller for eVestment, Inc., an international technology firm, that was recently acquired by NASDAQ.

Commenting on Ms. Vail’s appointment, Mr. Ivey said, “Amanda is a proven leader with world-class financial acumen and strategic business capabilities. Coupled with her familiarity with JSL having previously performed the annual financial statement audit of JSL and its ESOP, she is the perfect fit for our team.”

Ms. Vail has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from College of Charleston. She is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Ms. Vail succeeds Frank Plan, who continues as an advisor to Ms. Vail, to the JSL finance team, and to the JSL Executive Advisory Committee.  He also remains President of JSL Securities, Inc.

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. In 2015, it expanded its national footprint into Canada. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America.


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