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Dollar General adds McKinsey, Samsung vets to board

By Gina Acosta - 02/13/2018
The company has added Tim McGuire and Ralph Santana to its board of directors.

Dollar General has increased the size of its board to 10 members with two new appointments.

The company has added Tim McGuire and Ralph Santana to its board of directors.

“Dollar General is excited to welcome Tim and Ralph to its board of directors,” said Michael Calbert, Dollar General’s chairman of the board. “Each brings extensive knowledge of the retail and consumer industries, and we are confident that they will add great value to our board of directors and to Dollar General as it continues its strategic growth.”

The election of McGuire and Santana to Dollar General’s board of directors will bring the total number of directors to 10. McGuire will serve on the compensation committee and Santana will serve on the nominating and governance committee.

McGuire has served as Chairman of the Board of Mobile Service Center Canada, Ltd. (d/b/a Mobile Klinik), a chain of professional smartphone repair stores specializing in professional “while you wait” repair and care of smartphones and tablets, since June 2017. He retired from McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm, after serving as a leader of its global retail and consumer practice for almost 28 years. In that role, he led the company’s Americas retail practice for five years, as well as 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 that brings advanced analytics capabilities to clients to help make better business decisions. McGuire began his career with Procter & Gamble in 1983 where he served in various positions, leaving in October 1989 as its Marketing Director for the Canadian Food & Beverage division.

Since April 2013, Santana has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Harman International Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. with responsibility for all aspects of Harman’s worldwide marketing strategy. Prior to joining Harman, Santana served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, North America for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from June 2010 to September 2012, responsible for launching Samsung’s U.S. e-commerce business and building out branding strategies to drive visibility. He also previously served 16 years at PepsiCo with roles of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Marketing, North American Beverages, Pepsi-Cola where he spearheaded a creative overhaul and re-launch of Pepsi-Cola, as well as its Frito-Lay’s international and North America operations. Santana began his career as a senior marketing associate at Beverage Marketing Corporation.

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