Guion to Retire from Dollar General

Kathleen Guion

Kathleen Guion

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.–Kathleen Guion, division president of store operations and store development for Dollar General, will retire from the company effective July 31, 2012.

An eight-year veteran of the discount retailer, Guion took her current post in November 2005. She oversaw Dollar General’s more than 9,500 stores in 35 states, and a company statement credited her with revamping the retailer’s real-estate strategy. Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO, said Guion “has provided effective and innovative leadership of store operations and store development during a period of tremendous growth for Dollar General.”

Guion will continue in her current role through Dec. 31 while the company conducts a search for her successor and transitions her store-operation duties. From Jan. 1, 2012, through her retirement, she will oversee the transition of her real-estate growth and development responsibilities, and assist Dollar General in strategic planning.