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VP shakeup at Publix as two retire, one gets elevated

Publix Super Markets is promoting of a new officer, Monica Allman, as two of its leaders, Gino DiGrazia and Linda Kane, have announced their retirement.

DiGrazia began his Publix career in 1992 as manager of business analysis and reporting in Lakeland, FL. In 1997, he was promoted to director and to vice president and controller in 2002. In 2012, he was named vice president of finance.   

“Gino’s dedication to helping our retail and support business units understand their operations has made us a better company,” said CEO Todd Jones. “He’s helped our managers make more informed decisions for three decades while sharing his knowledge and passion for finance with those around him. We are grateful for his years of dedicated service and wish him well in his retirement.”   

With DiGrazia’s retirement, his areas of responsibility will be divided between Chris Mesa and Doug Stalbaum, both promoted earlier this year and currently serving as vice president and controller.   

Kane began her Publix career in 1994 as a treasury analyst in Lakeland. She was promoted to manager of business analysis in 1997 and director of benefits administration in 1998. In 2000, she was promoted to assistant secretary and to her current role in 2002.   

“Linda’s passion for providing premier service and benefits to our associates for almost three decades has continued to help make Publix a great place to work,” said Jones. “She’s committed her career to providing a comprehensive and affordable benefits package for our associates and their families. We are grateful for her years of dedicated service and wish her well in her retirement.”      

Monica Allman will succeed Kane as vice president of benefits administration.  

Allman began her Publix career in 2001 as a project manager in benefits administration in Lakeland. After working in various capacities within that
department, in 2004, she was promoted to manager of stock programs and to her current role of director of stock programs in 2012.    

“Monica is a seasoned leader with extensive experience in stockholder services and associate benefit plans,” said Jones. “Her ability to collaborate across teams, along with her passion for modernizing and improving systems, will be instrumental as she continues to enhance the experience for our associates and stockholders. We are excited to see the contributions she’ll continue to make in her new role.”  

Photo: Gino DiGrazia, Linda Kane and Monica Allman

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