J. Smith Lanier & Co. Named in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Top Workplaces For 2012

May 15, 2012 – On Sunday, April 22nd, the Atlanta Journal Constitution published the annual "Top Workplaces 2012,"a list of the best places to work in the Atlanta region, and J. Smith Lanier & Co. was ranked # 47.

The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based upon feedback from an employee survey. The companies included in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top Workplaces list were selected based on a survey completed by employees measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation and training, workplace flexibility, and diversity.

"I want to extend my thanks to all of our exceptional employees at J. Smith Lanier & Co. for taking the time to provide helpful and honest feedback about our organization. We are honored to be among the companies selected as a Top Workplace in Atlanta," said J. Smith Lanier & Co. President and COO, Gary Ivey.

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 500 employees in eight divisions and 18 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, and risk control.