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It is Administrative Professionals Day! Some of our administrative professionals here at Publix have worked alongside with their superiors for more than 15 years. The dedication and hard work they give every day is unparalleled. Their work never goes unnoticed and today we want to thank all of them. We asked a few of our associates to give a thank you for their administrative assistants, and here’s what they had to say. For all of you, from all of us.

To: Vicki

From: Jeff – Senior VP of Real Estate

Vicki, On National Administrative Professionals Day, I wanted to take time to thank you for your 30 years of dedicated service to Publix and your 16 years of service to me and the Real Estate Department. I truly appreciate your professionalism, your amazing attendance record, your constant business-like demeanor and your ability to stay focused on the tasks at hand regardless what may be going on around you. Your loyalty to me and Publix are second to none. Without you I would definitely not be as prepared, informed or as organized. Your support and presence truly make working at Publix a pleasure!


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From: Dennis – Manager of Warehouse Operations, Atlanta

Although Tina and I have worked together for 10 years now, I have had the pleasure of knowing her for more than 20 years. I am very fortunate to work with her every day.  If you googled Administrative Professional, I am sure there is a picture of Tina there as well. I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate you, Tina. It is so nice to work with someone who cares as much as you do. Your positive attitude, approach and your attention to detail are what makes the difference. Tina is truly a “Publix Pro” and a pleasure to work with! I am very thankful to know you as a friend and to work with you daily!

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To: Winona

From: Scott – DVP, Jacksonville Division

You have been with me for 12 years. You are such an amazing assistant and person. You keep this office moving forward and allow me to spend time outside the office working in our stores. Thank you Winona for everything you do to keep the Jacksonville Division moving forward. Your focus and dedication does not go unnoticed and I can’t tell you how lucky I am to have you as my assistant.

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To: Brandy

From: Mark – Regional Director

Brandy, it is hard to believe that we have been together now for going on five years. You came on board right when we rolled out the Charlotte Division and it’s unbelievable how fast time has passed since then. Even as hectic as those first years were with all the new stores coming on line you did a tremendous job keeping everything organized and on point, even with many last minute changes. You have always been there for me and have always been able to deliver when challenged with even the most difficult of tasks. You have been a vital part of the 50 stores we have opened in the past four years and I truly appreciate the support you have given me to make that undertaking possible. I hope you have a great day, it’s well-deserved! Thanks for everything.

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To: Marie

From: Penny – Manager of Interior Construction

As I reflect on the 25 years that you and I have been together, the constant in the relationship has always been your ability to look for a beam of sunshine in every situation. You always have a smile and a kind word for everyone. One of my favorite sayings of yours is “people over things.” You tell me always take time for people, things can wait. When I feel rushed and anxious, I always pull this up. It has made me a better leader and friend. Thank you Marie!

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To: Lisa

From: Joe – DVP, Atlanta

Lisa, thank you so much for all your support and effort over the years.  It’s hard to believe that you and I have worked together for close to 20 years and you’ve been my assistant since January 1, 2011. You are as dependable a Publix associate as I’ve ever worked with and it’s such a pleasure to work with you every day! The amount of knowledge you have is so deep and far reaching which translates into you being an incredible asset to Publix and especially the Atlanta Division. Lisa, thank you so much for being the ultimate team player and demonstrating your willingness to help and support so many of us (and especially me) at Publix. Happy National Administrative Professionals Day!  I really appreciate you!  

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To: Christine

From: John – Director Facilities Design

You and I have worked together for more than 15 years and during that time you have always worked to make my job and life easier. I’m sure there were many times you helped me when I wasn’t even aware of it (or didn’t deserve it). For all those things I want to say thank you. But beyond that, I want to say thank you for the daily kindness and friendship you have shown me over the years.  Hope this National Administrative Professionals Day is a memorable one for you.   

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To: Brenda

From: Jeff – VP of Manufacturing

Brenda, thanks for your support over the past nearly 12 years that I have been blessed to work with you as my assistant. Your organization and attention to detail are amazing and I always appreciate the professional manner in which you conduct yourself, but most of all I truly appreciate your servant’s heart. You go above and beyond to make sure those who come in contact with our office have a great Publix experience. I am so appreciative of the way you care about and take care of our associates and company. Your hard work, dedication and friendship are priceless to me. Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

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To: Jenni


From: Shannon – Director of Customer Care and Social Media

Jenni, it’s hard to believe that we’ve been working together since your first day at Publix nearly 13 years ago. I can honestly say that every day (it’s been about 3,400 days now) working with you has been a privilege! Over the years, you have done a tremendous amount of work to assist me and support our department, but no matter how busy you are, you always make the time for what REALLY matters – people! You constantly go out of your way to be as helpful as you can and I truly appreciate the way you care about our associates and customers. Thank you for everything you do (even the little things I don’t see) to keep things running smoothly in our office. You are one of the most loyal associates I know and your dedication to Publix and passion for helping others is admirable. Jenni, thank you for being a great assistant, office coordinator and friend. Having YOU in these roles makes all the difference in the world and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to work side by side with an awesome professional like you every day!

To all our administrative professionals out there, we thank you. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. If you have an administrative professional you would like to say thank you to, leave a comment below!

Monique B.

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Monique B. began her journey at Publix in 2010, where she fell in love with the fact that, as an associate, she was also part owner of the company. Since then, she has dedicated her skills in organization and creativity to Publix, taking a special interest in social media. At the end of the day, she hopes The Publix Checkout leaves you with the knowledge that Publix is more than just a grocery store – we’re experts, we’re family, and we’re here to help!

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