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Corporate Recruiters

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

Marcy Hamrick

Marcy Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition

Duties: Provide leadership to the recruiting team, which helps staff the more than 200,000 positions in our stores, corporate offices, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants.

Started at Publix: 2012

Past lives: Manager of instructional design, senior instructional designer/project manager, manager of leadership and organizational development, education specialist, onboarding coordinator, non-tenure-earning faculty member

Favorites: Spending time with my family, coffee, dark chocolate, laughing

Hobbies: Uno and other games on family game night, watching movies, traveling when possible

Best part of working for Publix: The opportunity to learn and develop.

Best part of my role here: Working with wonderful people who seek ways to serve our customers by finding the best candidates to fulfill our mission with a servant heart.

Tip for job candidates: Stay positive; resist negativity in your job search.


Christina Talent Acquisition Consultant

Duties: Recommend, develop, and execute talent acquisition strategy to obtain top-quality talent for Publix.

Started at Publix: 2010

Past lives: Events coordinator, project manager, account director, employment branding specialist

Favorites: The show Chopped, trampolines, sweets

Hobbies: Traveling the globe, dancing and performing, home renovations

Best part of working for Publix: The people, the reputation, the community outreach initiatives; and working in an environment that encourages hard-work and passion.

Best part of my role here: Working collaboratively with a variety of Publix teams and leaders, and having a near-endless opportunity to learn about Publix business operations.

Tip for job candidates: Ask family and friends to review your resume and cover letter. Practice answering interview questions with them using the STAR technique (situation, task, action, result), using concrete examples of your past experiences and results.

Ciara Carter

Ciara Talent Acquisition Specialist

Duties: Consulting with hiring managers, and talent acquisition consultants on recruitment needs. Developing recruitment selection criteria, and sourcing suitable candidates through a variety of channels.

Started at Publix: 2014

Past lives: Office Assistant, Print Shop Machine Operator, Warehouse Selector, Warehouse Administrative Assistant, Distribution Staffing Coordinator

Favorites: Spending time with my grandmother, shoe shopping, traveling, basketball, Jeep Wranglers, music

Hobbies: Shopping, working out, movies

Best part of working for Publix: The opportunity to grow, and being able to work in a family oriented environment that pushes you to become a better version of yourself.

Best part of my role here: The opportunity to help people reach their career goals, and building relationships with great individuals.

Tip for job candidates: Have an understanding of the position to ensure your qualifications match. Interview etiquette is important.

Gina Hunt

Gina Manager of Support Staffing

Duties: Provide leadership to the support staffing team, which helps staff our corporate offices, distribution centers, manufacturing plants and our retail and hospital pharmacies.

Started at Publix: 2017

Past lives: Talent Acquisition Consultant, Corporate Recruiter, Human Resources Specialist

Favorites: Family and friends, beach, mountains, travel and shopping

Hobbies: Fishing, camping, hiking, and DIY projects

Best part of working for Publix: The endless opportunities for growth and development.

Best part of my role here: The opportunity to learn, grow and develop strong relationships with Publix business areas, leaders and associates.

Tip for job candidates: Do a little research before applying! Understanding more about the company and position helps determine if it is the right job for you.

Kamalie Dodson

Kamalie Talent Acquisition Specialist

Duties: Develop recruitment strategies for the department by analyzing trend projections, while forging relationships and brand name recognition with candidates applying for corporate positions.

Started at Publix: 2021

Past lives: Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admissions, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Favorites: Quality time with family, The Office, Broadway shows, and taking cruises

Hobbies: Reading, visiting Universal Studios and Disney World, watching movies

Best part of working for Publix: The incredibly friendly culture and committed staff, the drive to assist our community, and the many benefits and opportunities for professional growth.

Best part of my role here: Utilizing my skillset to help advise and encourage hundreds of candidates to take the next step in their careers and fulfill their personal and professional goals!

Tip for job candidates: Publix has an array of opportunities. Once you find the position that best matches your experiences, believe in yourself and put your best foot forward through each step in the process. Do your research and be ready to share how your background has prepared you as the best candidate for the position!

Meagan Thurston

Meagan Talent Acquisition Consultant

Duties: Obtaining top-quality talent for hard-to-fill salaried, highly technical and/or trade positions within our Industrial Operations and Distribution areas by recommending, developing, and executing the talent acquisition strategy.

Started at Publix: 2021

Past lives: Corporate Recruiter/Talent Acquisition, Staffing Consultant, Staffing Associate, Operations Coordinator

Favorites: Spending time with my family, beaches on the gulf coast, outlet malls, pub subs, Beyoncé, and basketball

Hobbies: Binge watching Netflix shows, shopping, going to markets to support local businesses and interior design DIY projects

Best part of working for Publix: Commitment to the communities in which we serve, brand recognition and endless opportunity.

Best part of my role here: Connecting with our customers, employees cross functionally and being surrounded by a team that promotes excellence.

Tip for job candidates: Be sure to write a concise cover letter that speaks to your skills and expresses your interest. Do your research, prepare follow-up questions and speak confidently about your qualifications.

Paul Despinosse

Paul Talent Acquisition Consultant

Duties: Create strategies to help staff support positions in our corporate offices with a primary focus on marketing, finance, accounting and business analytics roles.

Started at Publix: 2019

Past lives: Supervisor of Human Resources / Talent Acquisition, Corporate IT Recruiter, Employer Development / Career Placement Specialist, Senior IT Recruiter / Director, Talent Acquisition, Recruiting / Branch Manager

Favorites: Family time, suspense and action thriller movies, Gulf Coast Beaches, outlets and malls

Hobbies: DIY projects, camping, shopping and traveling

Best part of working for Publix: Endless growth opportunities, strong brand recognition, dynamic culture and the ability to work with some of the best professionals in the industry.

Best part of my role here: Ability to enhance the overall candidate’s experience and positively impact the organization with each placement while significantly changing lives along the way.

Tip for job candidates: Interviewing can be nerve-racking for anyone so try to relax and be yourself. Trust in your qualifications and always be prepared to effectively articulate your experience and why you feel you are the right candidate for the role and organization. Remember that first impressions matter in the interview process.