Publix announced on Tuesday that it is promoting Kevin Murphy to president of the company.

Murphy previously served as the company's senior vice president of retail operations. He began his career with Publix as a front service clerk in 1984 before becoming a store manager in 1995. He was promoted to Jacksonville district manager in 2003, Atlanta Division regional director in 2009 and then Miami Division vice president in 2016. 

Also announced on Tuesday was that Laurie Douglas, senior vice president and CIO, will assume additional responsibilities as chief digital officer.