LAKELAND, Fla., September 19, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Publix Super Markets CEO Todd Jones announced the retirement of two officers and promotion of a new officer.
After 30 years of dedicated service, Vice President of Finance Gino DiGrazia has announced his decision to retire at the end of this year.
DiGrazia, 60, began his Publix career in 1992 as manager of business analysis and reporting in Lakeland, Florida. In 1997, he was promoted to director and to vice president & controller in 2002. In 2012, he was named vice president of finance.
"Gino’s dedication to helping our retail and support business units understand their operations has made us a better company," said Jones. "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."
DiGrazia and his wife, Kim, will remain in Apollo Beach, Florida, and are looking forward to spending more time with family and friends, and traveling.
With DiGrazia’s retirement, his areas of responsibility will be divided between Chris Mesa and Doug Stalbaum, both promoted earlier this year and currently serving as vice president & controller.
Additionally, after 28 years of dedicated service, Vice President of Benefits Administration and Assistant Secretary Linda Kane has announced her decision to retire Feb. 28, 2023.
Kane, 57, began her Publix career in 1994 as a treasury analyst in Lakeland, Florida. 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 associates for almost three decades has continued to help make Publix a great place to work," said Jones. "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."
Kane and her husband, Patrick, will remain in Plant City, Florida, and are looking forward to spending more time with family and friends, while enjoying the beach and boating.
With Kane’s retirement, Publix is pleased to announce the promotion of Monica Allman to vice president of benefits administration.
Allman, 49, began her Publix career in 2001 as a project manager in benefits administration in Lakeland, Florida. After working in various capacities within that department, in 2004, she was promoted to manager of stock programs and to her current role of director of stock programs in 2012.
"Monica is a seasoned leader with extensive experience in stockholder services and associate benefit plans," said Jones. "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 associates and stockholders. We are excited to see the contributions she’ll continue to make in her new role."
Allman will continue to reside in Lithia, Florida.
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 230,000 associates, currently operates 1,305 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s newsroom at corporate.publix.com/newsroom.
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