Kelly Williams-Puccio has been named the executive director of Publix Super Markets Charities.
Williams-Puccio of Lakeland joined Publix in 1979 as a cashier in Boca Raton. She has been director of associate relations since 2000, reports the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
In her role she will be responsible for the strategic direction of the foundation, managing foundation giving policies and processes and maintaining the charitable legacy of company founder George Jenkins, according to a statement.
Publix has 1,049 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.
Publix Super Markets Charities focuses on youth and education, the Journal reports.