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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has promoted seven executives to new leadership roles, the company said Tuesday.

Mark Banister has been promoted to senior vice president, in-store experience. In this role, Banister will lead the space management, project execution and support, fixtures and supplies, and store planning teams. He joined Dollar General in 2009 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility leading the in-store experience teams.

Dr. Johné Battle has been promoted to senior vice president of diversity and inclusion. Since joining Dollar General in 2020, he has been instrumental in advancing DG’s efforts to extend the Company’s operating priority to “invest in diverse teams through development, empowerment and inclusion.”

Ivan Reeves has been promoted to senior vice president of supply chain human resources. He joined Dollar General in 2002 as part of the human resources team. Reeves will lead supply chain human resources for the Company’s current 28 distribution centers, as well as the growing private fleet network. Most recently, Reeves held the position of vice president of supply chain and human resources.

Michael Auyeung has been promoted to vice president of merchandising. With more than 35 years of merchandising experience, Auyeung joined the Company’s pOpshelf merchandising team in 2019 and will lead beauty, health, stationary, arts and crafts, toys and electronics merchandising.  pOpshelf, which launched in fall 2020, currently operates 66 stores in 7 states.

Rick Channell has been promoted to vice president, division merchandise manager. He joined DG in 2011, most recently serving as senior director of merchandising. Channell will lead teams across multiple categories and be responsible for merchandising strategies in health, beauty and personal care.

Scott Miller has been promoted to vice president of space management. Since joining DG in 2009, Miller continues to support store operations teams, merchant groups and vendor communities through planogram construction, database administration, third-party merchandising operations and new store publication functions.

Allen Warch has joined Dollar General as vice president, division merchandise manager with leadership of fresh merchandise. Warch brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership in fresh produce procurement and merchandising.