David Dillon Appointed To DIRECTV Board Of Directors
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DIRECTV announced that David Dillon has joined its Board of Directors,
Mr. Dillon is chairman and chief executive officer of the Kroger Co. and
has more than 35 years of experience in the consumer products business.
He is a director of Convergys Corporation and serves on the Board of
Trustees for the University of Cincinnati Foundation, the Urban League
of Greater Cincinnati, the University of Kansas Endowment, and the Board
of Bethesda, Inc., a major medical center.
"Dave is a great addition to our Board," said Mike White, chairman,
president and CEO of DIRECTV. "He leads an organization with sales of
over $82 billion and 338,000 employees, in a fiercely competitive
business with a sharp consumer focus. Dave has led Kroger through
difficult economic times and has grown customer loyalty while pursuing a
long-term program to reduce operating costs and leverage economies of
scale. His extensive leadership experience in a customer-focused
industry and his commitment to the community will be of great value to
the Board and to DIRECTV."
Mr. Dillon received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas
in 1973, majoring in accounting and business administration. He earned
his J.D. degree in 1976 from Southern Methodist University.
DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) delivers premium video service to more than 28
million subscribers worldwide. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated
companies in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and other countries in
Latin America, DIRECTV provides digital television service to more than
19.2 million customers in the United States and more than 9 million
customers in Latin America. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties
include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and
Pittsburgh) as well as a 65 percent interest in Game Show Network.
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