Three New Directors Join Publix Board
LAKELAND, Fla., April 12, 2016 — During its annual stockholders’ meeting today, Jessica Blume, Todd Jones and David Phillips were elected to Publix Super Markets’ board of directors.
“We are pleased to have three new directors joining the Board,” said Publix Chairman of the Board Charlie Jenkins Jr. “Jessica’s impressive accounting and technology background with Deloitte combined with Todd’s in-depth retail knowledge and David’s strong financial background make them valuable additions to our board.”
Blume’s career at Deloitte spanned more than 25 years prior to her retirement in 2015. She joined the firm in 1989 as a manager and became a partner in 1995. Blume led various teams across the firm including serving as National Managing Director – Consulting from 2003-2006, Managing Director of Research and Innovation from 2009-2012 and Vice Chair from 2012-2015. She currently resides in Sarasota, Florida.
Jones began his career at Publix in 1980 as a front-service clerk in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He worked in a variety of retail operations positions before becoming vice president of the Jacksonville Division in 2003. In 2005, Jones was promoted to senior vice president of product business development. He was named President in 2008. Effective May 1, Jones will become CEO and President.
Phillips began his Publix career in 1984 as an internal auditor. He worked in various financial positions before becoming controller in 1990. In 1997, Phillips was promoted to vice president finance and treasurer. He was named CFO in 1999. Effective May 1, Phillips will assume additional responsibilities and be promoted to Executive Vice President and CFO.