Publix held elections for its Board of Directors at its annual stockholder meeting, this week. On April 16, 2019, the Board made a series of changes, adding Jennifer Jenkins to its ranks while Jane Finley, Charlie Jenkins Jr., and Barney Barnett each retired from the board.
“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, who 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.”
The company recognized Barnett as Publix’s Vice Chairman Emeritus at the meeting 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.
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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