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Dollar General Adds Incoming CEO Owen To Board

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General Co. has announced Jeff Owen will be added to its board of directors, upon his promotion to CEO on Nov. 1.

With Owen’s appointment, Dollar General’s board consists of 10 members with expertise and experience across several industries. In July, Dollar General announced Owen would succeed Todd Vasos as CEO.

Vasos will continue to serve in a senior advisory position with Dollar General through April 1, at which time he will retire and will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board.

“I’m humbled by the leaders who came before me and the responsibility of carrying on Dollar General’s legacy,” Owen shared in a statement on his LinkedIn page.

“It’s our mission of serving others and the value we were founded upon that will drive Dollar General forward. I am excited for our future and am confident that, together, we will be a force for opportunity in our communities and for our customers and employees.”

Owen, who has been with the company for almost 30 years, assumed Dollar General’s COO role in August 2019, having previously held the roles of EVP of store operations from June 2015-August 2019 and SVP of store operations from August 2011-July 2014.

Prior to those roles, Owen served as a VP; division manager; retail division manager; senior director, operations process improvement; and store manager, among other roles. He began his employment at Dollar General in 1992 as a store manager trainee in a Nashville store.

Dollar General Co. offers products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items to customers in neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 18,566 stores in 47 states as of July 29. In addition to its private brands, Dollar General sells products from manufacturers, such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills and PepsiCo.

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