Publix announces VP retirements, promotion

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LAKELAND, Fla.— Publix Super Markets on Monday announced that two members of its executive team are retiring, and another has been promoted.

Vice President of Finance Gino DiGrazia has decided to retire at the end of this year after 30 years with the company.

PublixDiGrazia, 60, began his Publix career in 1992 as manager of business analysis and reporting in Lakeland, Fla. He was promoted to director in 1997 and to vice president and 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,” Publix chief executive officer Todd 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, both promoted earlier this year and each currently holding the title of vice president and controller.

Publix also announced that Linda Kane, vice president of benefits administration and assistant secretary, plans to retire on February 28 after 28 years with the company.

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.”

With Kane’s retirement, Publix has promoted 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.”


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