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Publix names prominent Ernst & Young retiree to board


LAKELAND, Fla. - During its annual stockholders’ meeting Tuesday, Tom Hough was elected to Publix Super Markets’ board of directors, the company announced.


“We are pleased to have Tom join the Publix board,” said Publix chairman Charlie Jenkins Jr. “His impressive accounting background and career spent at Ernst & Young will make him a strong addition to our board.”


Hough’s career at Ernst & Young spanned 36 years prior to his retirement in 2014. He joined Ernst & Young in 1978 as a staff member and became partner in 1987. Hough led various teams across the firm including serving as vice chair and Southeast Area managing partner from 2000-2009 based in Atlanta and vice chair of assurance from 2009-2014. During his time in Atlanta, he served as a Trustee of the Woodruff Arts Center, member of the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce and held various roles in United Way campaigns for Atlanta. He continues to be a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta.


After 12 years of dedicated service, Sherrill Hudson was honored at the stockholders’ meeting and presented with a resolution to recognize his many contributions to the company.


“We are thankful for Sherrill’s dedicated service to our Board,” said Jenkins Jr. “His strong financial background and business experience contributed substantially to our growth and success. Sherrill’s leadership and legacy of service will always be remembered.”


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