As governor, Lanny represents Arkansas in meetings of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, an organization which strives to establish and further common interests, objectives, and political effort that would help bind the surveying profession into a unified body.
“Being the governor of the ASPS works in two ways,” Lanny said. “First, it gives me a voice by which to represent my state and profession, which I’m honored to do, and second, it brings work to Garver. I’ve had out-of-state firms decide to hire us because my governorship helps show that we’re a stable company.”
Lanny also attracts business for Garver as the founder of a popular website, or as the Arkansas publication Sync Weekly called him in an interview, “The mayor of Hogville.”
Hogville.net is a successful message board for Arkansas football fans to talk all things Razorbacks. Lanny started the site in 2003 and continues to manage it on nights and weekends when he’s not directing the Garver Survey Team, but sometimes it’s working for the website that yields work for Garver.
“People see me doing things for Hogville, and then they find out I’m a surveyor at Garver,” Lanny said, “They know me and the work I do on the website, so they hire me to do survey work.”
See Lanny’s full interview with Sync Weekly here.