LAKELAND, Fla., December 02, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last night, Publix Super Markets recognized 12 leaders with the George W. Jenkins Award during a dinner celebration. The award –– named after Publix’s late founder –– was presented to seven store managers, three recently promoted district managers and two support leaders who exemplify leadership, perpetuate the Publix culture and demonstrate commitment to our founder's vision.
The 2020 recipients are
Store Manager Tim Bismarck, Sevierville, Tennessee
Store Manager Don Bridwell Sr., North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Store Manager Tom Stelzer, Lake Mary, Florida
District Manager Mackenzie Mast (previously store manager in Sarasota, Florida)
Store Manager Brian Aten, Miami and
Lakeland Warehouse Operations Manager Bill Pelham.
The 2021 recipients are
Store Manager Janella Long, Vestavia Hills, Alabama
District Manager Mike Skehan (previously store manager in Lexington, South Carolina)
Store Manager Kerri Tubbs, Orlando, Florida
Store Manager David Sutton, Plant City, Florida
District Manager James Saul (previously store manager in Boca Raton, Florida) and
Director of IT Application Delivery Terry Walden.
"We’re proud to celebrate this extraordinary group of associates," said Publix CEO Todd Jones. "Their accomplishments and contributions to our company continue to perpetuate our Publix culture and carry on Mr. George’s legacy."
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,291 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 24 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.
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