Publix district manager gains accolade

Jay Wilcox, a district manager for Publix, recently received one of 2010 President's Awards at the company's Retail Operations Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Wilcox began his Publix career in 1989. A district manager since 2009, Wilcox oversees 12 stores in Georgia and South Carolina, including those in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hardeeville and Hilton Head Island.

The President's Award is given to one district manager from each of Publix's retail divisions and one support manager who "maintained a work environment that values diversity and is free from discrimination," according to a news release.