Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S., announced today that it will undergo some major leadership changes effective January 1, 2024.
The company’s current CEO, Todd Jones, will become Executive Chairman, while the current President, Kevin Murphy, will be promoted to CEO.
Additionally, the current Senior Vice President of Retail Operations, John Goff, will be promoted to President. Ed Crenshaw, the current Chairman of the Board, will remain on the board of directors as Chairman Emeritus.
Jones, Murphy, and Goff have all been with Publix for over three decades, starting their careers as front service clerks and working their way up to various positions of responsibility. Jones was named President in 2008, CEO and President in 2016, and CEO in 2019.
Murphy was named President in 2019, and Goff was named Senior Vice President of Retail Operations in 2022.
“Todd has been an outstanding leader,” said Crenshaw. “He has been committed to continuing Publix’s success and passionate about the development and promotion of our associates. We’re pleased he will continue to provide leadership to our company as Executive Chairman.”
“We are delighted to have leaders with the experience of Kevin and John who are ready to take the next steps in their careers,” said Jones. “I am confident in their ability to lead our company into the future and to continue to make Publix a great place to shop for our customers and a great place to work for our associates.”
Publix operates 1,358 stores in seven states and has more than 250,000 associates. The company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work for 26 consecutive years and is known for its superior quality and customer service.