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Dollar General Corp. has promoted John W. Garratt from interim chief financial officer – a position he's held since June 2015 -- to EVP and CFO, effective immediately.
Additionally, Anita C. Elliott, SVP controller at Dollar General since 2005, has been appointed chief accounting officer (CAO). Elliott will report to Garratt.
In his new role, Garatt will oversee the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discounter's financial and information technology operations. Prior to his appointment as interim CFO in June, he served as SVP of finance and strategy since joining the company in October 2014.
“As interim CFO, John has already played a key role as we look to implement our zero-based budgeting process and execute our new store growth. We look forward to his future contributions at Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.
Prior to joining Dollar General in 2005, Elliott served as VP and controller at Big Lots Inc. She also served with grocery retailer Jitney-Jungle Stores of America Inc.
Dollar General Corp. operates 12,396 stores in 43 states.