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Publix Super Markets has elected Jessica Blume, Todd Jones and David Phillips to the Southeast regional grocer’s board of directors.
“Jessica’s impressive accounting and technology background with Deloitte, combined with Todd’s in-depth retail knowledge and David’s strong financial background, make them valuable additions to our board,” noted Charlie Jenkins Jr., chairman of the board of Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix.
Joining Deloitte in 1989 as a manager and rising to partner in 1995, Blume headed various teams across the firm, including stints as national managing director – consulting from 2003 to 2006, managing director of research and innovation from 2009 to 2012, and vice chair from 2012 to 2015. Blume retired from Deloitte last year.
Jones began his Publix career in 1980 as a front-service clerk in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He held a range of retail operations roles before becoming VP of the Jacksonville division in 2003. In 2005, Jones was appointed SVP of product business development, and became president in 2008. As of May 1, Jones will assume the role of CEO and president.
Phillips started at Publix in 1984 as an internal auditor. He worked in several financial positions before becoming controller in 1990. In 1997, Phillips was promoted to VP finance and treasurer, and then to CFO in 1999. On May 1, Phillips will take on additional responsibilities as EVP and CFO.
Privately owned and operated by its 179,000 employees, Publix has 1,111 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.