LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Dillard's has named Chris Johnson as the company's VP real estate. Johnson, who has served as the Dillard's VP accounting since 2006, will assume the role following the retirement of James Cherry, Jr. in December.
Dillard's CEO, William Dillard, II, stated, "Chris Johnson has served Dillard's well since joining us almost seven years ago and we are pleased to announce his promotion to VP real estate. Chris is a proven leader with a diverse background in accounting, finance and construction who will bring a broad range of talents to the role. We wish Wes well in his retirement and we thank him for his years of service to Dillard's."
Johnson is a certified public accountant and has served as CFOof CDI Contractors, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dillard's. Prior to his time at Dillard's, he served as a senior manager for Ernst & Young LLP. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Baptist Health Foundation, the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business Alumni Society and Junior Achievement of Central Arkansas. He is also a member of the Arkansas Society of CPA's ethics committee. Chris holds a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Arkansas.