During its recent annual stockholders’ meeting, Publix elected Tom Hough to its board of directors.
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. He led various teams across the firm including serving as vice chair and Southeast Area managing partner from 2000-2009 and vice chair of assurance from 2009-2014.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its employees, and currently has 1,098 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.