John Attaway



As President and CEO, John works in partnership with the board of directors to provide overall management and leadership of the Community Foundation. John joined GiveWell Community Foundation in April 2020.

John is the former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Publix Super Markets. In May 2019, he retired from Publix Super Markets after more than two decades with the company. Upon his retirement, John was honored with Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2020 Top Corporate Counsel lifetime achievement.

John has served on numerous boards, including Publix Super Markets Charities, Lakeland Regional Health System, Bonnet Springs Park, and the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland. The Community Foundations of Greater Lakeland and Greater Winter Haven would later merge to create the GiveWell Community Foundation in 2013.

John earned his undergraduate degree in Management Science from Duke University, his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, and his Master of Laws Degree from the University of Florida College of Law.