Kroger Promotes Executives To Central, Dillons Divisions

Kroger’s Pam Matthews, president of the central division, has retired and the company has promoted Colleen Juergensen— currently president of the Dillons division— to president of the central division and Steve Dreher— currently vp/Dillons— to president of the Dillons division.

Juergensen, currently president of the Dillons division, has been named president of the central division, succeeding Matthews. Juergensen will oversee 134 stores and more than 15,000 associates, primarily throughout Indiana, southern Illinois, and eastern Missouri.

“Colleen has been very successful throughout her long career with the Kroger family of Companies, and we know she’ll continue to serve our associates, customers and communities with excellence as the leader of our central division,” said Mike Donnelly, Kroger’s evp/COO.

Dreher has been promoted to president of the Dillons division, succeeding Juergensen. The Dillons division includes 80 stores with 11,500 associates serving customers across Kansas, southeastern Nebraska and central Missouri operating under the Dillons, Baker’s and Gerbes banners.

“We are pleased to elevate Steve to the role of division president at Dillons,” said Donnelly. “Steve has driven positive results in his role as vice president and understands the Dillons customer and market well. We look forward to his continuation of achieving great results and inspiring our associates to deliver the outstanding customer experience expected at Dillons.”