Publix Elects Board Members, Recognizes Retirees
LAKELAND, FL - At its annual stockholder meeting, held today, April 16, 2019, Publix held elections for its Board of Directors. The Board added Jennifer Jenkins to its ranks and saw the retirement of Jane Finley, Charlie Jenkins Jr., and Barney Barnett—recognizing Barnett as Publix’s Vice Chairman Emeritus after 34 years on the Board.
Finley has served for 10 years, and Jenkins Jr., Chairman Emeritus, has served on the board for 45 years.
“I’m excited to have Jennifer join the Publix family. She will be a valuable addition to our board,” said Chairman of the Board Ed Crenshaw, also highlighted the contributions of the board’s retiring members. “Our retiring board members have served with unselfish dedication…Their efforts have contributed substantially to our growth, success and reputation, and I thank them for their commitment through the years.”
According to a Publix press release, Publix's newest board member, Jenkins, is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke University Law School, where she has worked since 2002. Priorly, Jenkins was a legal associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton from 2000 to 2002.
Jenkins received her Juris Doctor degree from Duke University Law School in 1997 and currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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