Publix Announces New Officer
LAKELAND, Florida, May 4, 2016 — Today, Publix CEO and President Todd Jones announced the promotion of Merriann Metz to Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.
Metz began her career at Publix in 2006 as an attorney in the corporate legal department. She was promoted to senior attorney in 2010 and to her current position of Assistant General Counsel in 2011. Her primary areas of legal expertise are in real estate and regulatory law. Metz earned a juris doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining Publix, she was an attorney with the Lowndes Drosdick law firm in Orlando, Florida.
“I am very proud that we continue to have talented associates who are ready to assume higher leadership roles within our organization,” said CEO and President Todd Jones. “Our ability to promote from within is one of the ways we are able to perpetuate our Publix culture.”