Dollar General Appoints Steve Deckard to Newly Created Executive Vice President, Growth and Emerging Markets Role; Jeff Owen Comments
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - A new role has been created by Dollar General Corporation (DG), and along with it a new leader. Recently, the retailer appointed Steve Deckard as the new Executive Vice President, Growth, and Emerging Markets, effective June 1, 2023.
Deckard most recently served as the retailer’s Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets. As noted in the release, Deckard also led the company’s international expansion into Mexico. He began his Dollar General career in 2006 as a Regional Director.
During his tenure at DG, Deckard has held roles of increasing responsibility in store operations, asset protection, corporate process improvement, strategy, and financial planning. Prior to joining Dollar General, Deckard spent more than 10 years at Walmart in various leadership roles. He earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
As Executive Vice President, Growth and Emerging Markets, Deckard will provide leadership over initiatives including Mi Súper Dollar General in Mexico, pOpshelf, and DG Well Being, along with the company’s Real Estate and Decision Science and Analytics teams.
“Over the past 17 years, Steve has played an important role in the expansion of our business, helping to further our mission of Serving Others both in the United States and now Mexico,” said Jeff Owen, Dollar General’s Chief Executive Officer. “His proficiency in data science, retail operations, and strategic implementation has been critical, and we look forward to extending our reach and progressing key strategic initiatives under Steve’s leadership.”
Congratulations, Steve Deckard, on your new position!