Dollar General Names New President

John Garratt will take the retailer's top spot while also serving as the company's chief financial officer.
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Dollar General has named John Garratt as president and CFO effective September 1. 

Garratt, 53, will retain his role as chief financial officer, which includes oversight of the company’s finance, accounting, strategy and procurement functions. As president, Garratt will add responsibilities for Dollar General’s strategic initiative relating to healthcare and its international expansion to Mexico. Garratt joined Dollar General in 2014 as senior vice president of finance and strategy and has served as executive vice president and CFO since December 2015.

Prior to joining Dollar General, Garratt held various positions of increasing responsibility at Yum! Brands from 2004 through 2014, serving as vice president, finance and division controller for KFC and holding leadership positions in corporate strategy and financial planning. Prior to Yum! Brands, Garratt served as plant controller for Alcoa and he also spent three years with General Electric in various financial management roles