Additional Recruiters

Our recruiting team helps with recruitment branding, recruitment leadership, and the staffing of our corporate offices, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants.

Julie Rhoden

Julie Corporate Recruiter

Duties: Create strategies to help staff more than 10,000 positions in our corporate offices, distribution centers and manufacturing plants, develop content for Publix Careers website, and provide career counseling for associates transitioning from Publix stores to Publix support.

Started at Publix: 2004

Past lives: Purchasing manager for a manufacturing facility, administrative assistant in the phosphate industry

Favorites: Chris Tomlin, Saint-Saens – "Organ" Symphony (Maestoso – Allegro), mint chocolate chip ice cream, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hobbies: Performing in a symphony orchestra, reading

Best part of working for Publix: Knowing that Publix has a commitment to operating with integrity and fairness towards its associates, customers, and vendors.

Best part of my role here: Working with hiring managers from many different departments across the company. As a corporate recruiter, I get to meet so many great people and learn a lot about the company at the same time!

Tip for job candidates: When writing your résumé, bullet-point your work experience according to each position you've held. Also, list date ranges to show how much time you spent in each position. This helps hiring managers and recruiters know exactly how much experience you have for each job skill that is required and preferred.

Maura Satchell

Maura Employment Branding Specialist

Duties: Shout from the rooftops about Publix as a great employer; broadcast Publix open positions far and wide.

Started at Publix: 2011

Past lives: customer service clerk, blue star mom, newspaper reporter, business credit analyst

Favorites: Hope Floats, Downton Abbey, my family, my dog Smokey, and music by Gretchen Peters and Barry Walsh

Hobbies: making art, traveling, and taking nature hikes

Best part of working for Publix: The sense of pride I have working for a world-class organization that embraces social responsibility and is employee owned.

Best part of my role here: Sharing my enthusiasm about this great company.

Tip for job candidates: Get your foot in the door and work hard. You won't regret it.

Nneka Wells

Nneka Diversity Recruiter

Duties: Design, develop, implement, and execute recruiting strategies for branding Publix as a company committed to diversity. Project Manager for our support internship program, our military recruiting initiatives, and our disability awareness activities.

Started at Publix:2014

Past lives: HR Generalist for a manufacturing company, a food services company, and a recruiter for a financial services company.

Favorites: Beach sunsets, Dunkin' Donuts coffee, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Shawshank Redemption, Zumba, Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage

Hobbies: watching movies, travelling, shopping, curling up with a good book, spending time with family & friends

Best part of working for Publix: The culture. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly. People here take pride in working for Publix; it shows and it's contagious! Working for Publix is not just a job, it's a career!

Best part of my role here: My position enables me to make a difference in the lives and thought and perceptions of others.

Tip for job candidates: Don't get discouraged if things don't turn out the way you want or expect them to. Instead, remain encouraged that the right opportunity will present itself. Don't give up!

Patti Breckenridge

Patti Manager of Talent Acquisition

Duties: Provide leadership to the recruiting team, which helps staff the more than 155,000 positions in our stores, corporate offices, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants.

Started at Publix: 2001

Past lives: organizational development manager, general manager of web division, editorial board member, newspaper reporter and columnist

Favorites: Seasons52, Lime (Tex-Mex), Blue Bloods, Bones, Castle, Louise Penny novels, Mike & Mike in the Morning, Business Week, Wired, Fast Company and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Hobbies: Fantasy football, gardening, interior decoration, hiking in the mountains, playing Flipwords, and spending time with our family of cats and birds

Best part of working for Publix: Seeing proof every day that a huge company can still be a family when its leaders remain focused on the customer and on the value of every worker's contribution.

Best part of my role here: The variety. One minute, I'm focusing on a critical leadership position and the next I'm working on innovative strategies to attract more Gen Ys to apply for store positions. Then there are the employment branding opportunities, the focus groups, the website upgrades and the stimulating brainstorm sessions on the latest recruiting technologies, including social media. Keeping more than 151,000 positions filled with talented people is a blast!

Tip for job candidates: Write cover letters that specifically address how you meet both the required and preferred qualifications for a position. And be honest.