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Publix appoints new executives

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LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets Inc. president and chief executive officer Todd Jones has named Marcy Benton as vice president of human resources and John Provenzano as vice president of public affairs.

In her new role, Benton will be responsible for all human resources functions. She began her Publix career in 1992 as an accounting clerk. In 1995, she joined human resources and, after holding various positions, she was promoted to director of retail associate relations in 2013. In 2017, she was promoted to her current position, vice president of talent management. Benton received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida and her master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Florida. She is a recipient of Publix’s George W. Jenkins and President’s awards.

Provenzano will be responsible for government relations, customer care and social media, and media and community relations. Provenzano began his Publix career in 2017 as vice president of government relations. Prior to joining Publix, he was executive director of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST).

Before joining NAST, he was government affairs director for Delta Air Lines. Provenzano received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in political science from the University of Florida and his master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University.

“Marcy and John have a passion for Publix and our associates,” said Jones. “I’m excited they will help us continue the growth and success of our company and assist in perpetuating our culture.”


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