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Publix Announces New Officer Roles

LAKELAND, Fla., July 19, 2018 — Today CEO & President Todd Jones announced Marcy Benton, 49, has been named Vice President of Human Resources and John Provenzano, 44, has been named Vice President of Public Affairs.

In Benton’s new role as Vice President of Human Resources, she 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 also was a recipient of Publix’s George W. Jenkins and President’s awards.

In Provenzano’s new role as Vice President of Public Affairs, he will be responsible for government relations, customer care & social media, and media & 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 Publix CEO & President Todd Jones. “I’m excited they will help us continue the growth and success of our company and assist in perpetuating our culture."