Maggie Herman Appointed as New Human Resources Director

We are excited to introduce Maggie Herman as the new Human Resources Director at J. Smith Lanier & Co. effective October 1, 2018.

In this role, Ms. Herman will report to Gary Ivey, J. Smith Lanier & Co., CEO, and be based out of the Johns Creek, Georgia office. She brings nearly 20 years of Human Resource experience to the role, most recently serving as Human Resource Director at LANDIS+GYR.  She has also held human resource management positions at the Southern Company and Mississippi Power.

Ms. Herman is responsible for leading all aspects of the human resource function for J. Smith Lanier & Co., including acquiring, developing, rewarding, and retaining the best employees; executing the strategic initiatives surrounding diversity and inclusion; and creating an effective producer recruitment plan.

Ms. Herman succeeds Lorie Yauney who was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for J. Smith Lanier & Co. last March.

“Maggie is a proven leader with many years of experience in a variety of Human Resource Management areas.  Engaging and developing our employees at J. Smith Lanier & Co. has always been a vital component to our success, and I am confident that Maggie will bring her expertise to this role,” said J. Smith Lanier & Co. CEO, Gary Ivey.

Ms. Herman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Management from Kennesaw State University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and holds the certification of Senior Certified Professional.  Ms. Herman also serves on the Advisory Board for Outstanding Women Leaders for Kennesaw State University.