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Publix honors associates for community service

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix honored six of its associates for their community involvement, recognizing them with the Mr. George Community Service Award for outstanding commitment to their communities during the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting.

The company notes that Publix founder George Jenkins, affectionately known as Mr. George, believed that Publix and its associates should make a difference in their communities. The Mr. George Community Service Award annually recognizes associates who have continued his legacy of service. Since 1995, 153 associates have received this prestigious honor.

“Mr. George once stated that we’re not only in the grocery business, we’re in the people business,” said Publix CEO Kevin Murphy. “And that means taking care of our customers, communities and each other. Our 2024 recipients take these words to heart and are fulfilling our mission to be involved as responsible citizens in the communities we serve.”

Each year, one associate from each retail division and one support associate are recognized with the award.

Recipients receive a personalized award, a feature in an internal company publication and $5,000 donated to the charity or charities of their choosing.

The 2024 recipients are:

  • Atlanta Division: Store Manager Hermith Coleman, #1112, Mableton, Ga.
  • Charlotte Division: Store Manager David Kuehl, #1415, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Jacksonville Division: Store Manager Danita Washington, #1140, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
  • Lakeland Division: Store Manager Matt Humphreys, #1443, Lehigh Acres, Fla.
  • Miami Division: Grocery Replenishment Specialist Ody Infante, #222, Miami, and
  • Support: Senior Manager of Supply Chain Replenishment Brad Shiver, Lakeland, Fla.

Since 1995, 153 associates have received this prestigious honor, the company said.

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