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Two Publix VPs To Retire, New VP Announced


Lakeland, Florida-based Publix Super Markets and Todd Jones, CEO, have announced the retirement of two officers and promotion of another.

Gino DiGrazia, VP of finance, has announced his decision to retire at the end of this year after 30 years of service.

DiGrazia began his Publix career in 1992 as manager of business analysis and reporting. In 1997, he was promoted to director and to VP and controller in 2002. In 2012, he was named VP of finance.

“Gino’s dedication to helping our retail and support business units understand their operations has made us a better company,” Jones said. “He’s helped our managers make more informed decisions for three decades while sharing his knowledge and passion for finance with those around him. We are grateful for his years of dedicated service and wish him well in his retirement.”

With DiGrazia’s retirement, his areas of responsibility will be divided between Chris Mesa and Doug Stalbaum, who were promoted earlier this year and are serving as VP and controller.

Additionally, Linda Kane, VP of benefits administration and assistant secretary, has announced her decision to retire Feb. 28 after 28 years of dedicated service.

Kane began her Publix career in 1994 as a treasury analyst. She was promoted to manager of business analysis in 1997 and director of benefits administration in 1998. In 2000, she was promoted to assistant secretary and to her current role in 2002.

“Linda’s passion for providing premier service and benefits to our employees for almost three decades has continued to help make Publix a great place to work,” Jones said. “She’s committed her career to providing a comprehensive and affordable benefits package for our associates and their families. We are grateful for her years of dedicated service and wish her well in her retirement.”

With Kane’s retirement, Publix has announced the promotion of Monica Allman to VP of benefits administration.

Allman began her Publix career in 2001 as a project manager in benefits administration. After working in various roles within that department, she was promoted to manager of stock programs in 2004 and to her current role of director of stock programs in 2012.

“Monica is a leader with extensive experience in stockholder services and employee benefit plans,” Jones said. “Her ability to collaborate across teams, along with her passion for modernizing and improving systems, will be instrumental as she continues to enhance the experience for our employees and stockholders.”

For more information, visit corporate.publix.com.

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