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Publix Makes Several Executive Moves With Promotions

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From left to right: Todd Jones, Kevin Murphy and John Goff.

Publix has shared several executive promotions that will take effect Jan. 1: CEO Todd Jones will become executive chairman, with President Kevin Murphy promoted to CEO and SVP John Goff to president. 

In addition, Chairman Ed Crenshaw will remain on the board as chairman emeritus.

Jones began his career in 1980 as a front service clerk in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He worked in various positions before becoming a store manager in 1988. He was promoted to district manager in 1997, regional director two years later and VP of the Jacksonville division in 2003.

In 2005, Jones was promoted to SVP of product business development. He was named president in 2008, CEO and president in 2016 and CEO in 2019.

“Todd has been an outstanding leader,” Crenshaw said. “He has been committed to continuing Publix’s success and passionate about the development and promotion of our associates. We’re pleased he will continue to provide leadership to our company as executive chairman.”

Murphy began his career in 1984 as a front service clerk in Margate, Florida. He worked in various positions before becoming a store manager in 1995. He was promoted to district manager in 2003, regional director in 2009 and VP of the Miami division in 2014. 

Two years later, Murphy was promoted to SVP of retail operations. He was named president in 2019.

Goff began his career in 1991 as a front service clerk in Jacksonville, Florida. He worked in various positions before becoming a store manager in 2005. He was promoted to district manager in 2010, regional director in 2014 and VP of the Miami division in 2019. 

In 2022, Goff was promoted to SVP of retail operations.

“We are delighted to have leaders with the experience of Kevin and John who are ready to take the next steps in their careers,” Jones said. 

“I am confident in their ability to lead our company into the future and to continue to make Publix a great place to shop for our customers and a great place to work for our associates.”

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