David Dillon '69

President and CEO, Kroger Corporation

David Dillon prepared for a stellar career in business by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business from Kansas University and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University.

After starting his career with King Soopers in Denver, Dillon moved to Phoenix and held several positions with Fry's Food Stores of Arizona. He returned to Hutchinson and was named President of the Dillon company in 1986. In 1995, he moved to Ohio to assume the position of President of Kroger Corporation

Dillon has served in numerous professional organizations and community boards. He was honed as the Leadership Kansas Alumnus of the Year in 1994. In 1999, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Kansas University School of Business.

As a successful and highly-respected business leader, Dillon has assured a prominent position on the Wall of Honor.