Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board Dollar General Corporation
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board with Dollar General Corporation since 2008
Richard W. Dreiling joined Dollar General, the leading small-box retailer, in January 2008 as CEO, and was named chairman of the board in December 2008. He spearheaded the company's re-emergence as a public company through a successful Initial Public Offering on the NYSE November 13, 2009.
Prior to coming to Dollar General, Dreiling had been the chairman and CEO of Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Before that, Dreiling served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, a chain of retail drug stores on the West Coast and Hawaii, starting there in 2003. Before that, he was executive vice president of marketing, manufacturing and distribution of Safeway, Inc., a food and drug retailer. Earlier still, he served as president of Vons, a Southern California food and drug division of Safeway, Inc.
Dreiling earned a bachelor's degree in industrial relations from Rockhurst University in Missouri. He began his career in 1969 as a part-time clerk with Safeway, Inc. in Kansas and he worked his way through the retail ranks before being promoted in 1998 to president of Vons.
Dreiling serves on the Board of Directors of Lowe’s, Inc. He is also vice chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association and chairman of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. In 2011, Dreiling was named "Retailer of the Year" by Mass Market Retailer for his transformation of Dollar General into a major retail force. Dreiling was also listed among Supermarket News "Power 50 Retailers" for 2011 and 2012 and named “CEO of the Year” by the Retail Leader in 2012.
Raj K. Agrawal
Mr. Agrawal joined KKR in May 2006 and is a member of the Infrastructure team. He previously was a member of KKR's Retail and Energy industry teams. From 2002 to May 2006, he was a Vice President with Warburg Pincus, where he participated in the execution and oversight of a number of investments in the energy sector. Mr. Agrawal's prior experience also includes Thayer Capital Partners and McKinsey & Co., where he where he provided strategic and mergers and acquisitions advice to clients in a variety of industries. KKR's affiliates indirectly own a substantial portion of our outstanding common stock through their investment in Buck Holdings, LLC and Buck Holdings, L.P.
Mr. Agrawal has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2007.
Warren F. Bryant
Mr. Bryant served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, a retail drugstore chain on the West Coast and in Hawaii, from 2002 through 2008 and as its Chairman of the Board from 2003 through his retirement in 2008. Prior to joining Longs Drug Stores, Mr. Bryant served as the Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co., a retail grocery chain, from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Bryant is a director of OfficeMax Incorporated. Mr. Bryant has been designated to lead the executive sessions of the independent members of our Board.
Mr. Calbert has been with KKR for over nine years and during that time has been directly involved with several portfolio companies. He heads the Retail industry team. Mr. Calbert is currently on the board of directors of Toys "R" Us, Inc. and U.S. Foodservice. He joined Randall's Food Markets as the Chief Financial Officer in 1994, ultimately taking the company through a transaction with KKR in June 1997. He left Randall's Food Markets after the company was sold in September 1999 and joined KKR. Mr. Calbert started his professional career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen Worldwide, where his primary focus was on the retail/consumer industry. KKR's affiliates indirectly own a substantial portion of our outstanding common stock through their investment in Buck Holdings, LLC and Buck Holdings, L.P.
Mr. Calbert has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2007 and served as our Chairman until December 2008. Mr. Calbert has been named lead director and in such capacity he will lead the executive sessions of the non-management members of our Board.
Sandra B. Cochran
Sandy Cochran has served as a director and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. since September 2011. She joined Cracker Barrel in April 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2010. She was previously Chief Executive Officer at book retailer Books-A-Million, Inc. from February 2004 to April 2009. She also served as that company's President (August 1999 – February 2004), Chief Financial Officer (September 1993 – August 1999) and Vice President of Finance (August 1992 – September 1993). Ms. Cochran has 20 years of experience in the retail industry. Ms. Cochran is a director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. She served as a director of Books-A-Million, Inc. from 2006 to 2009.
Ms. Cochran has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 5, 2012. We have designated Ms. Cochran as an audit committee finance expert as defined in the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Patricia Fili-Krushel has served as Chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media, LLC, composed of NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC and the Weather Channel, since July 2012. She previously served as Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal (January 2011 - July 2012) with a broad portfolio of functions reporting to her, including operations and technical services, business strategy, human resources and legal. Prior to NBCUniversal, Ms. Fili-Krushel was Executive Vice President of Administration at Time Warner Inc. (July 2001 - December 2010) where her responsibilities included oversight of philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, human resources, worldwide recruitment, employee development and growth, compensation and benefits, and security. Before joining Time Warner in July 2001, she had been CEO of WebMD Health since April 2000. From July 1998 to April 2000, Ms. Fili-Krushel was President of the ABC Television Network, and from 1993 to 1998 she served as President of ABC Daytime. Before joining ABC, she had been with Lifetime Television since 1988. Prior to Lifetime, Ms. Fili-Krushel held several positions with Home Box Office. Before joining HBO, Ms. Fili-Krushel worked for ABC Sports in various positions.
Ms. Fili-Krushel has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 15, 2012.
Mr. Jones has been with Goldman, Sachs & Co. since 1994. He is a managing director in Principal Investment Area (PIA) in New York where he focuses on consumer-related and healthcare opportunities. The GS Investors indirectly own a substantial portion of our outstanding stock through their investment in Buck Holdings, LLC and Buck Holdings, L.P. Mr. Jones is currently on the board of directors of Biomet, Inc., Education Management Corporation, HealthMarkets, Inc. and Signature Hospital, LLC.
Mr. Jones has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2007.
William C. Rhodes III
Mr. Rhodes was elected Chairman of AutoZone, a specialty retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, in June 2007. He has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of AutoZone since 2005. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rhodes was Executive Vice President-Store Operations and Commercial. Prior to 2004, he had been Senior Vice President-Supply Chain and Information Technology since 2002, and prior thereto had been Senior Vice President-Supply Chain since 2001. Prior to that time, he served in various capacities within AutoZone, including Vice President-Stores in 2000, Senior Vice President-Finance and Vice President-Finance in 1999 and Vice President-Operations Analysis and Support from 1997 to 1999. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rhodes was a manager with Ernst & Young, LLP. We have designated Mr. Rhodes as an audit committee finance expert as defined in the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Rickard served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. from September 1999 until December 2009. Prior to joining CVS Caremark, Mr. Rickard was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corporation from 1997 to 1999. He has been a director of Harris Corporation since October 2001 and Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated since July 2007. We have designated Mr. Rickard as an audit committee finance expert as defined in the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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