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LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 14, 2022 — Twelve Publix Super Markets leaders were recognized with Publix’s highest honors, the George W. Jenkins Award and the President’s Award, at the company’s retail operations conference Thursday, Dec. 8, in Orlando, Florida.

Each award was presented to one retail leader from each of the company’s five divisions and one support leader. 

George W. Jenkins Award
The George W. Jenkins Award is named after Publix’s founder, known to associates as Mr. George. Recipients of the award exemplify leadership, perpetuate the Publix culture and demonstrate their commitment to his vision. 

“Mr. George made it his mission to serve associates and customers, and the communities Publix operated in,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “These managers are exemplary leaders in their roles at Publix. I am proud of their contributions to making Publix a great place to work and shop.”

The 2022 recipients are 

President’s Award  
The President’s Award honors one district manager from each division and one support manager who is committed to perpetuating diversity and inclusion (D&I) in our workplace. In addition, the recipient must be a role model to others through their demonstration of exemplary leadership.  

“One of the great things about Publix is our promote-from-within culture,” said Publix President Kevin Murphy. “These managers are dedicated to equipping the next generation of Publix leaders with the values our company embodies. I am thankful for their continued efforts to prepare our associates for the opportunities available as we continue to grow the Publix family.” 

The 2022 recipients are