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Kroger chief executive officer named “Kansan of the Year”


HUTCHINSON, Kan. Kroger chairman and chief executive officer David Dillon was honored by the Kansas Society of Washington, D.C. as “Kansan of the Year” for the role he and his company play in supporting communities where its customers and associates live and work.

Dillon, who was born and raised in Hutchinson, has served in a variety of leadership roles during his career and was named chief executive officer of Kroger in 2003. He is a past chair of both Leadership Hutchinson and Leadership Kansas.

“Dave’s leadership in corporate citizenship has followed him throughout his career, benefiting not just Kansas communities but neighborhoods across the country where Kroger’s family of stores touch lives every day,” said Jon Hixson, president of The Kansas Society.

Hixson added that Dillon was honored for his companies work in helping Greensburg, Kan. rebuild after it was hit by a tornado. In addition, Dillons and Kwik Shop partnered with customers, local media outlets, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army to raise over $500,000 to support Greensburg families as the community rebuilds.

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