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  • Adapting to the Cars of Today

    Apr 23, 2019

    As someone who has been parking cars since the late 1980’s (yes, I just aged myself), I become mesmerized by the number of things a modern-day valet must know just to park a vehicle. It used to be that the only tricks you had to know were that an ‘86 Thunderbird would not start unless you put your foot on the brake, or that you needed to put a stick shift SAAB in reverse to get the key out. Other than that, the cars pretty much all operated the same. Now, if you get into a Tesla, all you see is a monster iPad-style screen with hardly any buttons or switches. This level of unique innovatio...

  • Citizens Insider: Alison Griffiths

    Apr 16, 2019

    Operations Manager Alison Griffiths is another spectacular star at our Atlantic Station location. As a member of the Lanier family for quite some time, she began her career with us as a Bookkeeper and was recently promoted to her current Operations Manager position. She is sweet and hard working, bringing so much positive energy to the Atlantic Station team. We are honored to have her in our Citizens family. Meet Alison!  What is your favorite part about your job? My favorite part of my job is interacting with my co-workers. I work with some amazing people whose work ethics match my own...

  • Citizens Insider: Theron Johnson

    Apr 09, 2019

    Theron Johnson is a highly praised member of the Atlantic Station team. Without a doubt he is one of the hardest and most dedicated employees around and he consistently finds tasks to work on or processes to improve. Territory Manager Seth Kaplan raves about Theron, saying, "He is a star. He is always on time and does his best everyday. Theron will do anything that is asked of him and will never complain at all. He is loved and respected by the Property Management team due to his work ethic and his professionalism. He is a true MVP." Meet Theron! How did you learn about Lanier? I actually hear...

  • Citizens Insider: Flor Cruz

    Apr 02, 2019

    Flor “Flower” Cruz, a Bilingual Command Center Agent in our corporate office, is the recent 1st place recipient (adult division) for the certificate of recognition in the Cesar Chavez essay competition, hosted by the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO). Inspired by Chavez, one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history, as well as her parents who are agricultural farmers, Flor competed in the essay competition to provide a first-hand account and voice for the plight of farm workers. Flor is currently enrolled in an intensive one-year program provided by Year Up...

  • Citizens Insider: Mel Wages

    Mar 20, 2019

    Mel Wages is a vital aspect of our fantastic Human Resources department. He joined our family following his retirement from the Atlanta police force and has been a positive influence in our office since. You can usually find him at local recruiting events, dancing and having fun, teaching potential employees about our great company while making a lasting impression. Mel has a way of bringing a smile to everyone's face and is always joyful. Meet Mel!  How did you learn about Lanier? I learned about Lanier Parking after retiring from being a State Policeman for several years and working a...

  • Beyond Parking Management 101–Driving Success!

    Mar 19, 2019

    TOTAL ACCOUNTABILITY Today’s public-sector parking management programs (municipality, university, airport, quasi-public agency, etc.) demand total accountability. In governance, accountability has expanded beyond the basic definition of the term. It is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for policies, actions, decisions, products, and services; including the implementation of, and administration encompassing, reporting, explaining, and being answerable for all outcomes and consequences. A public parking program is not just an operation or the outsourcing of a vendor service; it...

  • Citizens Insider: Jacob Struble

    Mar 13, 2019

    Charlotte Douglas International Airport Operations Manager Jacob Struble is a highly regarded member of the AmeriPark team. General Manager Andy Fox praises his operations guru saying, "Jacob brings to our operation a certain level of charisma, positivity, and professionalism that often can't be taught. His desire for complete guest, client, and employee satisfaction is unparalleled. Jacob is an outstanding representative for the AmeriPark and Citizens brands." For those who haven't yet had the opportunity, meet Jacob! What have you gained from working at AmeriPark? I have gained valuab...

  • Citizens Insider: Brock Evans

    Mar 01, 2019

    Brock Evans, Senior Operations Manager at the Promenade in Atlanta, is a highly commended member of the Lanier family. He always brings positive energy to the team and is always willing to lend a helping hand! We are grateful to have someone of his caliber on our team. Read up on Brock and see why he is such an asset to Lanier. How has Lanier helped you in your career development? I am grateful that Lanier invests in its employees from a training and continuing education standpoint. By participating in seminars and certification classes, I have developed a deeper and more thorough under...

  • Securing the Networks

    Feb 21, 2019

    After I drink coffee, I like to show the empty mug to the IT guy to tell him that I’ve successfully installed Java - he hates me! The Changing Game of Cyber Security Over the years, the concept of IT Security has evolved. In the early days of computers and IT, the security team focused on who had access to systems and data, securing servers, networks, workstations, and building IT Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) in the event the primary infrastructure environment was compromised or damaged, and a new environment needed to be put in place. Today, with the evolution of cyberspace, the scope of the...

  • Citizens Insider: Patricia Williams

    Feb 19, 2019

    Meet Patricia Williams, or as she’s known around here, Mama Pat. Mama Pat has been a valued member of the Lanier family for four years and is currently serving our customers as a greeter. She found Lanier in an online search and was looking to try something different than what she was accustomed to. Ever since, she has brought many smiles and laughs to the Lanier team. As a greeter, Patricia loves meeting the families that park with us and especially enjoys working with children. She spends her days connecting with visitors and making their experience as pleasant as possible. Through help...