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• Publix announced that Marcy Benton, the company’s vice president of talent management, has been named vice president of human resources.

At the same time, Publix said that John Provenzano, vice president of government relations, has been promoted to the role of vice president of public affairs.

• The Austin Business Journal reports that former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb has a new gig - as the new executive-in-residence at S2G Ventures, described as “a Chicago-based venture capital firm that invests in U.S. food and agriculture companies.” The firm says that Robb will be responsible for "helping the firm identify new investments and mentor portfolio entrepreneurs who are moving the food system toward sustainability and health.”
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