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Shivers to end 50-year career at Publix


LAKELAND, Fla. Publix Super Markets announced that vp of risk management Ed Shivers has decided to retire effective June 16.

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 vp of risk management.

Publix president Todd Jones said, 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 governors appointee on two Florida workers compensation oversight boards. Throughout his career, his passion for Publix and making us a better place to work and shop has always been his top priority. Over the past 50 years, he has affected the lives and careers of thousands of people. We will all miss Ed and wish him and his wife, Hazel, the very best in this new chapter of life. 

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