Who We Are

Karen J. Hutton

Founder, President & CEO

Karen J. Hutton

Founder, President & CEO

Karen J. Hutton started HUTTON in 1998. Her father David Hutton’s fearless work ethic and her mother Jean-Marie’s humility have influenced Karen’s values and fueled her determination. Her contagious energy and competitive spirit have been key to building her companies, which was no easy task for a woman in what remains male-dominated industries.

Karen earned a business degree from the University of Alabama where she played on the women’s basketball team. After college Karen held positions as a leasing agent for Mall and Strip Center developers, then In 1998 Karen launched Hutton Construction, Real Estate and Development Company.

Huttons relationship with Dollar General got her foot in the door to compete for DG’s first ever preferred development program for its Texas roll out. One year and no approvals, but believing in the DG team and the importance of focusing and continue the drive, Huttons team continued to turn in opportunities. During the second year, Dollar General approved sites in 5 states and Hutton completed 178 developments in 3 years. Records were set at the time.

A Team for the Ages

Karen Hutton

President & CEO

Mike Dailey

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Pete Johnson

Senior Counsel

Aaron Breeden

EVP, HEAD OF CAPITAL MARKETS

George Alexandris

Vice President of Development

BECKY JOHNS

Director of ACOUNTING

DOUG KYLE

Chief Development Officer

Jonathan Renfroe

Vice President of Development

Brandy Chadwick

Vice President of Operations

Mike Deering

Chief Investment Officer

JOE UHLER

Director of Real Estate

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Ben Harper

General Counsel

Emily Justice

Director of Finance and Treasury

Karen Hutton

President & CEO

Mike Dailey

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Pete Johnson

Senior Counsel

DOUG KYLE

Chief Development Officer

Brandy Chadwick

Vice President of Operations

JOE UHLER

Director of Real Estate

Ben Harper

General Counsel

Aaron Breeden

EVP, HEAD OF CAPITAL MARKETS

George Alexandris

Vice President of Development

BECKY JOHNS

Director of ACOUNTING

Jonathan Renfroe

Vice President of Development

Mike Deering

Chief Investment Officer

Emily Justice

Director of Finance and Treasury

Let’s Talk

Karen Hutton

President & CEO

Aaron Breeden

EVP, HEAD OF CAPITAL MARKETS

DOUG KYLE

Chief Development Officer

Mike Deering

Chief Investment Officer

Ben Harper

General Counsel

Mike Dailey

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

George Alexandris

Vice President of Development

Jonathan Renfroe

Vice President of Development

JOE UHLER

Director of Real Estate

Emily Justice

Director of Finance and Treasury

Pete Johnson

Senior Counsel

BECKY JOHNS

Director of ACOUNTING

Brandy Chadwick

Vice President of Operations

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