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Maria Brous began her career with Publix in 1990 at the age of fourteen as a front service clerk. She spent nine years in retail operations before transferring to the Education & Training Development Department. There, she taught leadership development courses, such as: Communications, Diversity, First Aid, and Food Safety. After three years, Maria was promoted to media and community relations manager for the Miami Division. Her responsibilities included donations management, community involvement and media relations. In Dec. 2004, Maria was promoted to her current role of director of media and community relations for Publix Super Markets, Inc. She is responsible for proactive media strategies and overall community engagement strategies for the six states in which the company operates.
Maria currently serves as the Communications Chair for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
Throughout the years one thing has remained the same, her desire to serve her customers and to continue to make Publix a great place to work and shop!
Education Background: BA in English from Florida Atlantic University
AA in Liberal Arts from Broward Community College