LAKELAND, Fla. After 50 years of service, Publix Super Markets’ vice president of risk management Ed Shivers on Wednesday announced his decision to retire effective June 16.
“Ed made enormous contributions to Publix and to our industry by serving in various ways, including being a founding member and past chairman of the Food Marketing Institute committee of risk management and a governor’s appointee on two Florida workers compensation oversight boards,” stated Todd Jones, president of Publix. “Throughout his career, his passion for Publix and making us a better place to work and shop has always been his top priority. Over the past 50 years, he has affected the lives and careers of thousands of people. We will all miss Ed and wish him and his wife, Hazel, the very best in this new chapter of life.”
Shivers began his Publix career in 1958 as a part-time front-service clerk in Winter Park, Fla. In 1967 he became a store manager in Gainesville, Fla., and in 1976 was promoted to district manager, assigned to the Daytona Beach area. Shivers was promoted to director of insurance and safety in 1978 and in 1985 was elected to his current position.
Publix named Marc Salm as Shivers’ successor effective June 17. Salm joined Publix in 1997 serving as a senior attorney in human resources, and human resources counsel, where he managed employment and labor law issues. He became director and counsel of risk management in 2001. Prior to his employment at Publix, Salm practiced law in Atlanta.
A graduate of the Emory University School of Law and the University of Michigan, Salm resides in Lakeland, Fla., with his wife, Ellen, and their two children.