Former CVS chief accounting officer named to Dollar General board

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Wednesday announced the appointment of Paula Price, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, to its board of directors effective Aug. 26.
 
“We are delighted to welcome Paula to the Dollar General board of directors,” stated Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “Her broad financial experience, including as CFP of Ahold USA and as a board member for several public companies, brings valuable insights to our company as we continue to grow our business.”
 
The election of Price to Dollar General’s board will bring the total number of directors to eight. Price, who has been designated an audit committee financial expert, will serve on the audit committee of Dollar General’s board.
 
Price has been senior lecturer at Harvard Business School in the Accounting and Management Unit since July 2014. She was EVP and CFO of Ahold USA from May 2009 until January 2014. Before joining Ahold, she was the SVP controller and chief accounting officer at CVS Caremark Corporation from July 2006 until August 2008. Earlier in her career, Price served as the CFO for the Institutional Trust Services division of JPMorgan Chase and held several other senior management positions in the U.S. and the U.K. in the financial services and consumer packaged goods industries. 
 
A certified public accountant, she began her career at Arthur Andersen & Co. Price currently serves as a director of Accenture and Western Digital Corporation. She previously served as a director of Charming Shoppes. She earned her MBA from the University of Chicago and her BS from DePaul University.
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