Publix Leaders Recognized with Most Prestigious Awards
Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Twelve Publix Super Markets managers were recognized for their leadership and dedication during a dinner last night at the company’s annual Retail Operations Conference in Orlando, Florida. The George W. Jenkins Award and the President’s Award are Publix’s two most prestigious recognitions.
The George W. Jenkins Award –– named after Publix’s late founder –– was presented to five store managers and a support leader who exemplify leadership, perpetuate the Publix culture and demonstrate commitment to our founder's vision. The 2019 recipients are
Store Manager Joe Blaszczak, Birmingham, Ala.
Store Manager Michael Millien, Wake Forest, N.C.
Store Manager Kelly Wilson, Orlando, Fla.
Store Manager Dan Murphy, Sarasota, Fla.
Store Manager Nick Abiusi, Jupiter, Fla., and
Pharmacy Operations Manager Kathy Leonard, Miami Division.
The President’s Award was given to four district managers, a recently promoted regional director and a support leader who embody Publix’s founding philosophies. Recipients have proven their dedication to fairness, mentoring future leaders and maintaining the dignity, value and employment security of their associates. The 2019 recipients are
Atlanta Division District Manager Aissata Deme
Charlotte Division Regional Director Joey Riddle
Jacksonville Division District Manager Johnny Hankerson
Lakeland Division District Manager Greg Chambless
Miami Division District Manager Charles Anderson and
Senior Manager of Business Analysis and Reporting Frank Maggio.
“These managers exemplify the values George Jenkins founded our company on,” said Publix President Kevin Murphy. “I’m proud of their accomplishments and grateful for their dedication to making Publix a great place to work and shop.”