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Publix Makes Leadership Changes

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Publix CEO Todd Jones announced yesterday that two vice presidents, Gino DiGrazia and Linda Kayne, will be retiring. Meanwhile, Monica Allman has joined the leadership team.

DiGrazia will retire from the vice president of finance position, which he has held since 2012, at the end of this year. He has been with the company since 1992 when he began as a manager of business analysis and was later promoted to vice president and controller in 2002.

“Gino’s dedication to helping our retail and support business units understand their operations has made us a better company,” said Jones in a statement. “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.”

Kane will retire from her vice president of benefits administration and assistant secretary positions in February of 2023. She has worked for the company for 28 years, beginning as a treasury analyst and promoted 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.”

Taking over for Kane’s role is Monica Allman, who will serve as the next vice president of benefits administration. Allman began with the company in 2001 as a project manager in benefits administration. She later transitioned into stock programs and was promoted to her current position 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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