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June 4, 2024

Atlas® Van Lines Announces Retirement of Vice President of Business Development, Successor

  • Press Release
EVANSVILLE, IND. (June 4, 2024) — Following a dedicated 42-year career at Atlas® Van Lines, today Mary Beth Johnson, Vice President, Business Development, announces her retirement, effective June 7, 2024. She will be succeeded in the role by the newly hired Lauren Piekos who brings a wealth of experience from the consumer packaging goods industry to Atlas.

During her tenure, Johnson led Atlas through multiple industry-changing initiatives to ensure the organization remained a leading van line. Her leadership has been felt in departments from Revenue Management to Business Development to Marketing, and always made a difference.

To ensure a smooth transition for the Atlas team, Agents, and customers, Lauren Piekos has worked closely with Johnson while moving into her new role. Piekos spent more than a decade in the consumer packaging goods industry and has extensive franchise market lending skills. Her knowledge in the national franchise and consumer packaging markets and her experience through multiple global assignments provide direct customer relocation knowledge for Atlas’ services.

A graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana, Piekos will guide the Atlas Van Lines team responsible for marketing, communication, product management, pricing, revenue management, and Agent sales professionals.

“It has been my privilege to work beside Mary Beth throughout my entire career at Atlas. On behalf of the Atlas team, we wish her happiness and joy during her retirement,” said Ryan McConnell, President and COO of Atlas Van Lines. “We look forward to Lauren joining the team to complete a seamless knowledge transfer and transition of leadership from Mary Beth and look forward to the new places she will help guide us.”

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About Atlas® Van Lines
Atlas Van Lines, Inc., a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., an Evansville, Indiana-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 800 people throughout North America. Nearly 350 Atlas interstate moving Agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services, and in the specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures, and furniture. For more information, visit