Dollar General Unveils Leadership Changes
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - A leadership update is in full effect at Dollar General (DG) as the company announced a whole host of promotions and a new addition to its team, effective immediately.
In addition to a slew of promotions, Allen Warch has joined DG as its new Vice President, Division Merchandise Manager with leadership of fresh merchandise. He has a wealth of expertise and leadership knowledge when it comes to fresh produce procurement and merchandising.
As Dollar General noted in a release, these changes are part of the retailer’s commitment to driving forward employee growth and success while creating opportunities for its associates.
Apart from the appointment of Warch, DG made several strategic promotions as well.
Kicking off the list of recently promoted leaders is Mark Banister, who will be DG’s newest Senior Vice President, In-Store Experience, a release stated. In this role, he will lead the space management, project execution and support, fixtures and supplies, and store planning teams. Banister has been part of the DG team since 2009, having held various roles of increasing responsibility.
Joining Banister is Dr. Johné Battle.
Battle has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. He came on board at DG in 2020 and has been vital in advancing the company’s efforts to invest in diverse teams using development, empowerment, and inclusion.
Ivan Reeves was also promoted.
He is entering the position of Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Human Resources. He joined DG in 2002 as part of the human resources team and will now lead supply chain human resources for the company’s 28 distribution centers and growing private fleet network.
Adding to the list is Michael Auyeung.
Auyeung will now be serving as Vice President of Merchandising. He holds over 35 years of merchandising experience and joined the company’s pOpshelf merchandising team in 2019. pOpshelf, which launched in fall 2020, currently operates 66 stores in 7 states.
Rick Channell has also been promoted.
He is now in the role of Vice President, Division Merchandise Manager. Most recently he served as Senior Director of Merchandising and has been part of the company since 2011.
Rounding out the list of promotions is Scott Miller.
Miller has been promoted to Vice President of Space Management. He joined DG in 2009, and throughout his time with the retailers has supported store operations teams, merchant groups and vendor communities, database administration, third-party merchandising operations, and new store publication functions.
Congratulations to all of these leaders as they step into their new roles!