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Dollar General adds incoming CEO Jeff Owen to board

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Jeff Owen will be added to Dollar General Corp.’s board of directors upon the effectiveness of his promotion to chief executive officer on November 1, 2022, the company said.

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With Owen’s appointment, Dollar General’s board will consist of 10 total members with extensive expertise and experience across several industries. In July 2022, Dollar General announced Owen would succeed Todd Vasos as CEO. Vasos will serve in a senior advisory position with Dollar General from November 1, 2022 through April 1, 2023, at which time he will retire from employment with the company and is expected to continue to serve as a member of the company’s board.

Owen, who has been with the company for nearly 30 years, assumed Dollar General’s chief operating officer role in August 2019 having previously held the roles of executive vice president, store operations from June 2015-August 2019 and senior vice president, store operations from August 2011-July 2014. Prior to August 2011, Owen served DG as a vice president, 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, Tenn., store.