Dollar General adds ex-Ahold exec to board

New Harvard Business School lecturer to be audit committee member

Discount retailer Dollar General has expanded its board of directors with the addition of a former CFO of Northeast grocery Ahold USA.

Paula Price stepped down from her role at Ahold, the parent of the Giant and Stop & Shop concepts, this past January. She was the controller and chief accounting officer at CVS Caremark from July 2006 until August 2008. Last month, she started work as a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School.

Price's appointment to the Dollar General board will become effective Aug. 26, and she will be a member of its audit committee. Price has in recent months also been named to the boards of consulting firm Accenture and technology manufacturer Western Digital.

“We are delighted to welcome Paula to the Dollar General board of directors,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “Her broad financial experience, including as Chief Financial Officer 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 addition of Price grows Dollar General's board to eight members.