October 7, 2019

Brian West, Media & Community Relations Manager, Publix Supermarkets

is a third generation citizen and life-long resident, of Plant City, FL. He is a graduate of Plant City High School and Florida Southern College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, with a minor in Finance. Brian began his career with Publix Super Markets in 1991, working in the Deli Kitchen – their deli manufacturing facility. After serving in several different roles in both production and support, he was promoted to the Human Resources Department where he spent almost 10 years as an Associate Relations Specialist. He is currently the Media and Community Relations Manager covering 17 counties in central and southwest Florida.Brian has been actively involved in the community for more than 20 years, currently serving as Board Member for the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, Board Member for the East Hillsborough Law Enforcement Appreciation Association, Executive Board Member for Gerald McCoy’s Patricia Diane Foundation, and Associate Director for the Florida Strawberry Festival. He has also served as Past Zone Chair and President for the Plant City Lions Club, Board Member Emeritus for the United Food Bank of Plant City, Board Member for V.I.S.T.E.(Volunteers in Service to the Elderly), and Past Chair for the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce. Brian’s wife, Jennifer, is the Supervisor of Gifted for Hillsborough County Schools. They have been married for more than 20 years and have three young children; Elizabeth (15), Elijah (12) and Emory (8) – affectionately described as the smart one, the sweet one and the devil,respectively. By the way, Emory is free to a mediocre home if anyone is looking? 😉

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