LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After 47 years of dedicated service, Publix Super Markets’ Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities Jeff Chamberlain has announced his decision to retire at the end of the year.
Chamberlain, 63, began his Publix career in 1972 as a front service clerk in Satellite Beach, Florida. After working in different capacities at several stores in Brevard County, he was promoted to store manager in 1983. In 1991, Chamberlain transferred into the real estate department as manager for north Florida and south Georgia. In 1999, he was promoted to director of real estate market strategy, and in 2011, he was promoted to vice president of real estate. In 2017, he was promoted to his current position.
Publix CEO Todd Jones said, “Jeff has made significant contributions to Publix, particularly in our expansion into newer market areas. Throughout his career, he has trained, mentored and developed his team and those around him. We wish him the very best as he begins the next chapter of his life.”
Chamberlain will remain in Lakeland. He and his wife, Jill, are looking forward to enjoying grandparenthood and volunteering in their community.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 200,000 employees, with 2018 sales of $36.1 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,227 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 22 consecutive years, the company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, and Publix ranked No. 1 on Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Big Companies to Work For in 2019. 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.