About us

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Linda Johnson Hoffman and her partner Neal Barnett established Goodman Lauren Publishing in 1985. They collaborated and perfected “The Reunion Planner ®, How to Make Your Reunion a Social and Financial Success” book and software since it was first published in 1992. The book and software became registered trademarks in 2007.
It all began as Linda was planning her 20th high school reunion. She asked Neal Barnett, a software developer, to help her put her alumni names and addresses in a database to simplify dealing with all her alumni information. After her reunion, the two decided to create a how-to book and accompanying software to help alumni plan reunions of all types. When they realized there seemed to be a void in the marketplace for such a product, the two entrepreneurs worked to develop and market their product.
What started out as a small idea blossomed into a successful company that has remained a solid contributor to the reunion planning industry for over 25 years. Their products have become a proven valuable tool for amateur and professional reunion planners alike. All-new latest editions of the book and software were recently released.
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Founding Partner – Director of Content
Linda Johnson Hoffman and her partner Neal Barnett established Goodman Lauren Publishing in 1985. They collaborated and perfected “The Reunion Planner ®, How to Make Your Reunion a Social and Financial Success” book and software since it was first published in 1992. The book and software became registered trademarks in 2007.
It all began as Linda was planning her 20th high school reunion. She asked Neal Barnett, a system’s analyst, to help her put her alumni names and addresses in a database to simplify dealing with all her alumni information. After her reunion, the two decided to create a reunion planner unit, a how-to book and accompanying software to help alumni plan their reunions. When they realized there seemed to be a void in the marketplace for such a product, the two entrepreneurs worked to develop and market their product.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” image=”8055″ img_link_large=”” style=”vc_box_rounded”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Neal Barnett
Founding Partner – Director of Technology
Neal Barnett has been a systems analyst for over 30 years. He has operated a successful computer-consulting firm, specializing in software and Internet development for businesses and information managers – and is a founder of 800wine.com, an Internet wine gift service. He makes computers work with equal ease for large corporations and alumni planners.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]