LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Publix Super Markets Inc. announced today that John Provenzano will be joining the company as vice president of government relations. Provenzano, 43, will assume responsibilities for the company’s local, state and federal government affairs, as well as its political action committee, effective June 12, 2017.
Publix CEO & President Todd Jones said, “We’re pleased to welcome John to our Publix family. His focus on establishing long-term, non-partisan relationships within Congress will make him a valuable member of our Publix team.”
Currently, Provenzano is Executive Director of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) responsible for overseeing all association activities, including membership, conference planning and government affairs, and re-establishing NAST’s 501(c)(3) foundation. Before joining NAST, he was government affairs director for Delta Air Lines. He received his Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and from the University of Florida, his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science.
Provenzano, his wife, Beth, and their three daughters will be relocating to Florida. While Provenzano will spend part of his time in Washington, D.C., he will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Lakeland.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 190,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,145 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.