March 16, 2015
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From left:  Winn-Dixie store No. 358 Store Director Kenny Lowe, Fresh Area Manager Greg Burke, Miami Region Vice President Tony Jorges and District Director Jorge Cabo.​

When Greg Burke began his Winn-Dixie career as a part-time cashier at Winn-Dixie store No. 566 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. in 2009, he was committed to the hard work and effort that would allow him to grow within the company.

Since then, the 24 year-old has demonstrated his dedication to excellent service and on December 5, Burke was presented with his five-year anniversary pin at store No. 358 in Big Pine Key, Fla. -- nearly 800 miles from where he rang up his first customer.

Burke was always known for his work ethic, which propelled him into his first full-time position as dairy/frozen manager. He then transferred to Winn-Dixie store No. 560 in Destin, Fla., where Store Director Kenny Lowe praised Burke’s enthusiasm and hands on approach. When Lowe accepted a position in store No. 358 in 2013, he asked Burke to join him at the new store. Since arriving in Big Pine Key, Fla. in 2013, Lowe has continued to appreciate the dedication from Burke that has earned him his accolades.

“I’ve never questioned Greg, because he has always been a model employee that has succeeded at every level,” said Lowe. “Greg has a passion to further his career and I know he will accomplish great things with Winn-Dixie.”

While in his current position as fresh area manager, Burke continues to seek learning opportunities throughout the store. In his short time with the company, Burke continues to show his leadership and team ethic by sharing his experiences to benefit his fellow associates.

“I’ve always had a strong work ethic and have given 100 percent in any role I’ve been appointed to,” he said. “The past five years have been phenomenal and I’m grateful to have worked with store directors that have given me every opportunity to succeed.”

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