Hernandez, who started at Dollar General in 1998 as a sales associate, has been promoted from within the company, most recently serving as regional director of store operations in the New Orleans, La. market.
She was also recognized in February 2021 by Business Insider as an influential Dollar General employee helping to revolutionize the chain.
The second promotion the company announced was that Dave Fentress would be taking over as vice president, of finance.
Fentress, who joined the company in 2003, earned roles of increasing responsibility and most recently served as vice president of internal audit.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Master of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee and has his CPA certification.