CEO, Publix Super Markets, Lakeland
Publix has grown from a single store in 1930 into a 1,260-store grocery chain with locations in seven Southeastern states and 225,000 employees. Jones began his Publix career in 1980 as a front-service clerk in New Smyrna Beach and worked in a variety of positions on his way to the top. Publix’s 730 store pharmacies have administered more than 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. The company posted revenue of $45 billion last year.
|EDUCATION||New Smyrna Beach High School|
|NEW HOBBY||My daughter is a speech pathologist and recently returned to school for her MBA. I have enjoyed sharing that experience with her.|
|ADMIRES||Walt Disney World. Like Publix, Disney is in the business of bringing enjoyment to its customers and exceeding expectations.|
|SABBATICAL TOPIC||I would study the Everglades.|
|READING||Winning with Accountability, by Henry J. Evans|