Jo-an Lantz To Become First Non-Family President of Geiger
Gene Geiger, CEO of Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has announced that, effective Jan. 2, 2019, Jo-an Lantz, MAS, will be the first non-family president of Geiger. As president, Lantz will oversee Geiger and all of its companies. She will continue to report to Gene Geiger, who will remain CEO.
A Geiger employee since graduating from Purdue University, Lantz has held a variety of sales and operations positions as she has grown through the ranks to her current position as company chief operating officer.
Lantz has served as PPAI Board Chair, helped found the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference, has been recognized in industry publications, has won a variety of industry awards, and was inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame in 2009.
“Jo-an has met every challenge we have given her over the years and has the Geiger culture in her veins," Geiger said. "She has earned her new role, and I am confident that she and her team will lead our firm in new directions and to new heights.”
“Gene and Peter Geiger have built a fantastic company with a strong culture," Lantz said. "It is an honor to be Geiger’s first non-family president. We have so many opportunities and great talent. I look forward to working with the management team, employee associates and sales partners to continue to grow the business.”
This change at the top of Geiger is a step toward moving the 140-year-old family business from Geiger generation No. 4 to Geiger generation No. 5. Geiger’s sons Jeff and David are both active in the firm.
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