J. Smith Lanier & Co.’s Birmingham Office Receives Tom Botsford High Performing Office Award

January 1, 2015 – J. Smith Lanier & Co., one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the United States, announced the Birmingham, Alabama office received the Tom Botsford High Performing Office Award. This award is given to the most efficiently performing office overall named after J. Smith Lanier & Co.’s former Chief Financial Officer, Tom Botsford.

The J. Smith Lanier & Co. Board of Directors is honored to announce in 2014 the Birmingham office experienced exceptional growth, thanks to a record number of new clients being added. This is due in no small part to the unique services J. Smith Lanier & Co. of Birmingham has offered to their prospects and clients - a broad set of resources and talents - that enable clients to drastically decrease their losses, worries, and costs. J. Smith Lanier & Co. believes profitable clients lead to growing clients.

“Our team in Birmingham had an outstanding year and truly exemplify the guiding principles of service and integrity that this company was built upon,” said J. Smith Lanier & Co. Chairman and CEO, D. Gaines Lanier.

“We are extremely proud to be the recipient of the 2014 Tom Botsford High Performing Office Award. This award is such a prestigious company award and this honor could have not been possible without our loyal and dedicated employees,” said Senior Vice President and Managing Directors Alvin Bresler and Mark Landers.


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 570 employees in eight divisions and 19 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, and risk control.

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