Dave Dillon

Audit Committee Chair

3M and Union Pacific

Current public company boards: 3M and Union Pacific

Prior public company boards: DIRECTV, Kroger, and Convergys

Executive experience: Dave is the retired chairman and CEO of Kroger, based in Cincinnati. The company employs over 4, associates who serve customers in more than 3,5 supermarkets, convenience stores, and jewelry stores under two dozen names. Kroger also operates 37 US food processing plants.

Dave served in a variety of leadership roles after joining the Dillon Company in 1976 with its King Soopers division in Denver. During his career, he served in various leadership positions with Fry’s Food Stores and the Dillon Companies before being named president of Dillon Companies in 1986. He was appointed executive vice president of Kroger in 199, and he was elected president and chief operating officer of the company in 1995. Dave was named CEO of Kroger in 23. He was elected chairman of the board of directors in 24. Dave retired as CEO at the end of 213 and as chairman of the board of directors at the end of 214.

Additional information: Dave serves on the board of trustees for the University of Kansas Endowment, the University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board, the River Club, and MRIGlobal. In addition, he previously served on the boards of trustees for the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati Foundation. Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Kansas and a law degree at Southern Methodist University.