Business Portfolio - July 20, 2014

News about area business leaders

Brad Lanier (Special photo)

Brad Lanier (Special photo)


Jennifer Dozier (Special photo)


Jefferson Bradwell Lanier IV has recently joined Brad Lanier Oil Co Inc, a petroleum distributor that covers much of the states of Georgia and Alabama.

The company also owns and operates the Homerun Foods convenience store chain. The company was founded by Bradwell’s grandfather, J.B. Lanier, in 1965. Lanier’s initial focus will be in distribution and transportation of various petroleum products. He was born and raised in Albany and is a recent graduate of Valdosta State University


Jennifer Cohen Dozier has joined Fleming & Riles Insurance, specializing in personal insurance new business development. Dozier spent the past seven years in outside sales in another industry.

She has previous working experience in the insurance field with both property and casualty and life and health insurance. She is an Albany native and is married to Jon Dozier. They have two children, Gracen and Harrison.


Easter Seals Southern Georgia board members Rachelle Scott and Allison Mansfield, accompanied staff member Nicki Wilson and Lynn Smith, CEO, Easter Seals East Georgia, recently met with U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) to advocate for individuals with disabilities.

The group traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the Easter Seals 2014 Advocacy Summit. Board members, staff, and volunteers from all over the nation convened to meet with their state delegates to discuss disability issues and pending legislation. While meeting with the local delegates, Easter Seals representatives promoted the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, full funding of the Senior Community Service Employment Act, and full funding the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.