Kroger CFO and Gatton Graduate Mike Schlotman
Northern Kentucky native and 1979 Gatton College graduate Mike Schlotman will discuss the "Life and Times of a Fortune 20 CFO" with Gatton students, faculty and staff. Schlotman is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Kroger Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. He works closely with Kroger CEO and fellow Gatton alumnus Rodney McMullen in running the Fortune 20 company, one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, which recorded $115.3 billion in sales in fiscal 2016.
Schlotman, a member of the Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame, earned his BS in accounting at UK, and he serves as a member of the Gatton College Accounting Advisory Board. He started his career in the Louisville office of national accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, transferring to the Cincinnati office before joining Kroger in 1985. He has been at Kroger headquarters for his entire 31-year career at the company and has held a variety of leadership positions, including vice president and corporate controller.
He serves as Chair of the Board of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), is a member of the Board of Ohio National Financial Services, and a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council.