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Dollar General makes leadership appointments

Dollar General announced several promotions and welcomed new executives.
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Matthew Simonsen

Dollar General has elevated several executives and welcomed new leaders.

Matthew Simonsen has been promoted to senior vice president of real estate and development.

He joined Dollar General in 2013, earning roles of increasing responsibility for in-store operations, procurement, pricing, business analytics and merchandising planning. Simonsen joined the Dollar General real estate and development team in 2020 and most recently served as vice president of real estate.

[Read more: Dollar General reports strong Q1]

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Jackie Li

Jackie Li has been named senior vice president of private brands and global sourcing.

He joined Dollar General in 2018 as vice president and chief global sourcing officer and has been instrumental in developing the company’s global sourcing strategies in quality products while driving cost savings.

With more than 18 years of experience in strategic global sourcing, product development, manufacturing and international operations management, Li plays a significant role in the company’s non-consumable initiative, healthcare and other product sourcing initiatives, the company said. 

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Andrew Newkirk

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Andrew Newkirk has joined Dollar General as senior vice president of distribution. In this role, he will lead operations for half of the retailer’s distribution network.

With more than 20 years of distribution, transportation, logistics and operations leadership experience, he has a proven track record of project management, financial planning and cross-functional team building, the company said. 

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Mary Beth Hawthorne

Mary Beth Hawthorne is joining the company as its new vice president of store operations for the northeast region.

In her new role, Hawthorne will be responsible for developing strong talent and building teams, fostering the company’s purpose-driven culture and leading customers’ experiences.

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Tyler Hickman

Tyler Hickman has been promoted to vice president, division merchandise manager.

Since joining the company in 2005, Hickman has worked in various roles within the perishables category, most recently serving as senior director since 2019.

As an experienced professional, Hickman’s leadership aims to develop and grow the perishable category through product assortment planning and strategic sourcing, the company said. 

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Kimberly Huffman

Kimberly Huffman has been promoted to vice president of human resources.

She joined Dollar General in 2012, most recently serving as senior director of human resources. Huffman has been responsible for creating key human resources programs focused on employee engagement, performance management and leadership development. 

In her new role, Huffman will lead organizational development and corporate communications teams.

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Charlotte Hutchins

Charlotte Hutchins has been promoted to vice president of human resources.

She has served in various fields and corporate human resources roles with increasing responsibility, most recently as senior director of corporate human resources.

Hutchins will continue to lead the growing and rapidly evolving corporate human resources function, utilizing her extensive experience and ideas to continually transform Dollar General’s modern corporate environment, the retailer said. 

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Matt Lucas, Rebecca Powers and Monty Williams

Matt Lucas, Rebecca Powers and Monty Williams have each been named as vice president of distribution.

Lucas joined Dollar General in 2013 as an operations manager and most recently served as senior director of perishable distribution center operations. He has been instrumental in implementing multiple distribution center start-ups while improving distribution center leadership development, productivity, safety and policy compliance.

Powers brings more than 15 years of retail omnichannel distribution experience that includes continuous improvement, project management and business development.

Williams has more than 16 years of warehouse, regional inventory allocation and customer fulfillment experience.

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Craig Marsh

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Craig Marsh has been promoted to vice president of information technology.

With more than 20 years of experience in various technology roles, he has led a significant transformation of the Dollar General technology team’s organizational structure and processes.

Marsh joined the company in 2020 as senior director of information technology, helping to lead the company’s technology transformation journey.

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