McMullen promoted to president and CEO

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By The Staff

W. Rodney McMullen has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Kroger.

McMullen, the son of William and Henrietta McMullen of Williamstown, is a 1978 graduate of Grant County High School.

He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in business administration and accounting in 1981. He received his master’s degree from UK in 1982.

McMullen has been employed by Kroger for 31 years. He began his career as a store clerk and worked in a variety of jobs through the years.

His promotion was announced last month when Don McGeorge opted to retire as president and CEO of Kroger.

McMullen will assume his new responsibilities on Aug. 1, 2009.

He and his wife, Kathy, live in Anderson Township, Ohio.