Publix Announces New Officer Positions

  Publix Announces New Officer Positions

Business Wire

LAKELAND, Fla. -- November 15, 2012

Today Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw announced six new officer positions effective
Jan. 1, 2013. The new officer positions are in human resources, information
technology and retail operations.

In human resources, Alison Midili-Smith will be Vice President of Talent and
Organizational Development. Alison began her Publix career in 1996 as manager
of selections. She was promoted to director of employment and staffing in 1999
and director of organizational development in 2004. Her areas of
responsibility will include associate relations, diversity, policies and
procedures, training and leadership development, recruiting, and employee
assistance programs. Alison graduated from Emory University with a bachelor’s
degree in psychology and earned her doctorate from University of South Florida
in industrial/organizational psychology.

In information technology, Erik Katenkamp will be Vice President of
Information Systems — Application Development. Erik began his Publix career in
1995 as an industrial engineer in the bakery plant. He was promoted to
business IT manager in 1999 and director of business application delivery in
2006. His areas of support responsibility include merchandising, distribution,
manufacturing, pharmacy, risk management, accounting, facilities, real estate,
CQA and other support departments. Erik graduated from University of Central
Florida with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.

In information technology, Renee Kelly will also be Vice President of
Information Systems — Application Development. Renee began her Publix career
in 1983 as a programmer. She was promoted to business IT manager in 1995,
director of business IT alignment in 1997 and director of business application
delivery in 2006. Her areas of support responsibility include supply
chain/order management, retail operations, payment systems and human
resources. Renee graduated from Florida Southern College with a bachelor’s
degree in mathematics.

In information technology, Tom Larson will be Vice President of Information
Systems — Engineering and Operations. Tom joined Publix in 2006 as director of
IS engineering. His areas of responsibility include engineering, data center
operations, telecommunications and support organizations including customer
support, network support and technology services. Tom graduated from
University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

In information technology, Steve Wellslager will be Vice President of
Information Systems — Architecture and Security. Steve began his Publix career
in 1988 as a programmer. He was promoted to application delivery manager in
1996 and director of architecture and engineering in 2006. His areas of
responsibility include enterprise architecture and application services, I/S
security and compliance, database administration, data warehousing, access
management and customer service systems. Steve graduated from Florida Southern
College with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems.

“I am pleased we have so many leaders ready to take the next step in their
careers,” said Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw. “Our ability to promote from within
highly talented individuals and perpetuate our Publix culture is a hallmark of
our success.”

In retail operations, Chuck Roskovich will be Division Vice President for the
Charlotte Division. Chuck began his Publix career in 1975 as a front-service
clerk and spent much of his early career in the meat department, including
being a manager in store #33, Marietta, our first metro Atlanta store. He
became a store manager in 1993, district manager in 1995, regional director in
2000, Atlanta Division vice president in 2008 and senior vice president of
product business development in 2011.

“Chuck’s extensive leadership experience and his passion for retail store
operations will help make our entry into North Carolina a great success,” said
Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw. “We share Chuck’s excitement in taking on this new
opportunity to build Publix’s brand in this important new market.”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 152,500 employees, with 2011
sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,066 stores in Florida, Georgia,
South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of
FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive
years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer
service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an
American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the
company’s website, www.publix.com.

Contact:

Publix
Maria Brous, 863-680-5339
 
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