Board of Directors

Todd Vasos

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Vasos has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board since June 2015.  He joined Dollar General in December 2008 as Executive Vice President, Division President and Chief Merchandising Officer and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in November 2013.  Prior to joining Dollar General, Mr. Vasos served in executive positions with Longs Drug Stores Corporation for seven years, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (February 2008 to November 2008) and Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer (2001 to 2008), where he was responsible for all pharmacy and front-end marketing, merchandising, procurement, supply chain, advertising, store development, store layout and space allocation, and the operation of three distribution centers. He also previously served in leadership positions at Phar-Mor Food and Drug Inc. and Eckerd Corporation. Mr. Vasos has served as a director of KeyCorp since July 2020. 

 

Michael Calbert

Director


Mr. Calbert has served as our Chairman of the Board since January 2016. He joined the private equity firm KKR & Co. L.P. in January 2000 and was directly involved with several KKR portfolio companies until his retirement in January 2014, after which he served as a consultant to KKR until June 2015. Mr. Calbert led KKR’s Retail industry team prior to his retirement. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Randall’s Food Markets from 1997 until it was sold in September 1999 and worked as a certified public accountant and consultant with Arthur Andersen Worldwide from 1985 to 1994, where his primary focus was the retail and consumer industry. Mr. Calbert has served as a director of Executive Network Partnering Corporation since September 2020 and AutoZone, Inc. since May 2019. He previously served as our Chairman of the Board from July 2007 until December 2008 and as our lead director from March 2013 until his re-appointment as our Chairman of the Board in January 2016.


Independent Director
Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee

Warren Bryant

Director

Mr. Bryant served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation from 2002 through 2008 and as its Chairman of the Board from 2003 through his retirement in 2008. Prior to joining Longs Drug Stores, he served as a Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co. from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Bryant has served as a director of Loblaw Companies Limited since May 2013 and served as a director of OfficeMax Incorporated from 2004 to 2013 and Office Depot, Inc. from November 2013 to July 2017.


Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Patricia Fili-Krushel

Director


Ms. Fili-Krushel has served as Chairperson of the Board of Coqual, a non-profit think tank that focuses on global talent strategies, since February 2021. Prior thereto, she served as Coqual’s Chief Executive Officer from September 2018 until January 2021. She previously was Executive Vice President (April 2015 to November 2015) of NBCUniversal, serving as a strategist and key advisor to the CEO;  Chairman of NBCUniversal News Group (July 2012 to April 2015); and Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal (January 2011 to July 2012) overseeing the operations and technical services, business strategy, human resources and legal functions. She was Executive Vice President of Administration at Time Warner Inc. (July 2001 to December 2010) overseeing philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, human resources, worldwide recruitment, employee development and growth, compensation and benefits, and security; Chief Executive Officer of WebMD Health Corp. (April 2000 to July 2001); and President of ABC Television Network (July 1998 to April 2000). Ms. Fili-Krushel has served as a director of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. since March 2019.


Independent Director
Member of the Nominating & Governance Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee

Timothy McGuire

Director

Mr. McGuire has served as Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Service Center Canada, Ltd. (d/b/a Mobile Klinik and, since July 2020, a business division of TELUS Corporation), a chain of professional smartphone repair stores, since October 2018 and as its Chairman of the Board (June 2017 to October 2018) and director (March 2017 to July 2020). He retired from McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm, in August 2017 after serving as a leader of its global retail and consumer practice for almost 28 years, including leading the Americas retail practice for five years. While at McKinsey, Mr. McGuire led consulting efforts with major retail, telecommunications, consumer service, and marketing organizations in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Australia. He also co-founded McKinsey Analytics, a global group of consultants bringing advanced analytics capabilities to clients to help make better business decisions. Mr. McGuire also held various positions with Procter & Gamble (1983 to 1989), including Marketing Director for the Canadian Food & Beverage division.


Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee

William Rhodes III

Director

Mr. Rhodes was named Chairman of AutoZone, Inc., a specialty retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, in June 2007 and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and a director since 2005. He also previously held various other key management positions with Autozone since joining the company in 1994. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rhodes was a manager with Ernst & Young LLP.


We have designated Mr. Rhodes as an audit committee financial expert as defined in the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Independent Director
Chair of the Audit Committee

Debra Sandler

Director

Ms. Sandler has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of La Grenade Group, LLC, a marketing consultancy that serves packaged goods companies operating in the health and wellness space, since September 2015. She also has served as Chief Executive Officer of Mavis Foods, LLC, a startup she founded that makes and sells Caribbean sauces and marinades, since April 2018.  Ms. Sandler previously served seven years with Mars, Inc., including Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer (July 2014 to July 2015); President, Chocolate North America (April 2012 to July 2014); and Chief Consumer Officer, Chocolate (November 2009 to March 2012). She also held senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson from 1999 to 2009, where her last position was Worldwide President for McNeil Nutritionals LLC, a fully integrated business unit within the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies. She began her career in 1985 with PepsiCo, Inc., where she served for 13 years in a variety of marketing positions of increasing responsibility. Ms. Sandler has served as a director of Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. since March 2021, Archer Daniels Midland Company since May 2016 and Gannett Co., Inc. since June 2015.



Independent Director 
Member of the Nominating & Governance Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Ralph Santana

Director

Mr. Santana has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Harman International Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., since April 2013, with responsibility for Harman’s worldwide marketing strategy and global design group. Mr. Santana previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics North America (June 2010 to September 2012), where he was responsible for launching Samsung’s U.S. e-commerce business. He also served 16 years at PepsiCo, Inc. (June 1994 to May 2010) in multiple international and domestic leadership roles in marketing, including Vice President of Marketing, North American Beverages, Pepsi-Cola, and held positions with its Frito-Lay’s international and North America operations. Mr. Santana began his career at Beverage Marketing Corporation (July 1989 to June 1992) where he served as a beverage industry consultant designing market entry and expansion strategies.


Independent Director
Member of the Nominating & Governance Committee