Minister announces the addition of Lanier to the Board of Directors | Local company

Premier Financial Corp., the holding company of Premier Bank and First Insurance Group, announced that Nikki Lanier, JD, will be appointed to the company’s board of directors effective January 24.

Lanier is the founder and CEO of Harper Slade, a racial equality consultancy that began operations Jan. 1. Prior to forming Harper Slade, Lanier was senior vice president and site general manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Louisville).

Don Hileman, Executive Chairman of Premier Financial, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ms. Lanier to our Board. We are confident that she will bring valuable perspective to the Board and look forward to her contributions. »

Lanier is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience in a variety of areas spanning banking, labor and employment law, collective bargaining, human resources and state government. She is a seasoned Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in both the private and public sectors, with expertise in a variety of HR disciplines. She has managed multi-site operations, ensured compliance with all federal and state employment laws, and implemented holistic approaches that effectively align human capital priorities with overall organizational strategy. Lanier is a collaborative leader who excels in building high-performing synergistic teams in multicultural and cross-functional environments.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ms. Lanier to our Board of Directors,” said Gary Small, President and CEO.

“We are thrilled to add an accomplished leader of Nikki’s caliber to the PFC Board of Directors. His in-depth knowledge and experience, coupled with his extensive industry experience, will be an asset to the Board. »

Lanier is also an adjunct MBA professor at the University of Louisville College of Business, where she also serves on its advisory board. She is also Chair of the Board of One West, a Louisville-based community development corporation, and Secretary and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors. Lanier will serve on the compensation and risk committees as a member of the first financial council.