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After 50 years of service, Publix Super Markets' v.p. of risk management Ed Shivers has said he will retire June 16, 2008. Upon his retirement, the risk management department will become the responsibility of Marc Salm, who has been elected to v.p. of risk management effective June 17.
Shivers began his Publix career in 1958 as a part-time front-service clerk in Winter Park, Fla. In 1967 he became a store manager in Gainesville, Fla., and in 1976 was promoted to district manager, assigned to the Daytona Beach area. Shivers was promoted to director of insurance and safety in 1978 and in 1985 was elected to v.p. of risk management.
"Ed made enormous contributions to Publix and to our industry by serving in various ways, including being a founding member and past chairman of the Food Marketing Institute committee of risk management and a governor's appointee on two Florida workers compensation oversight boards," said Publix president Todd Jones in a statement.
Salm, the new v.p. of risk management, joined Publix in 1997 serving as a senior attorney in human resources, and human resources counsel, where he managed employment and labor law issues. He became director and counsel of risk management in 2001. Prior to his employment at Publix, Salm practiced law in Atlanta.