Publix Names New President, Expands CIO’s Responsibilities

  • October 23, 2018 at 3:54 PM EDT
  • By Adam Blair
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Publix has promoted Kevin Murphy, the supermarket chain’s SVP of Retail Operations, to the role of President. Current CEO and President Todd Jones will relinquish the latter title on Jan. 1, 2019.

Murphy began his career at Publix in 1984 as a front service clerk, and held positions as a district and regional manager and a vice president before being named to his current job in 2016.

Laurie Douglas, the retailer’s SVP and CIO, will add new responsibilities as Chief Digital Officer. She joined the company in 2006 after serving as CIO at FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Center, and as VP of Information and E-Business Technology at The Home Depot.

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Additionally, Bob Bechtel, currently Publix’ Miami Division VP, will be promoted to VP of Customer Experience following the retirement of Dale Myers, VP of Retail Business Development. Director of Warehousing Mike Lester will move up to VP of Distribution following the retirement of Casey Suarez, who currently holds this position.

“For our company to have continued success, we need associates who are ready to take the next step in their Publix careers,” said Jones in a statement. “These promotions continue to perpetuate our Publix culture of developing associates by preparing them for opportunity.”

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