Vice Chairman, RILA – Chief Executive OfficerTodd Vasos currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General, which is ranked #128 on the Fortune 500 list with revenue of $22 billion in FY 2016. As CEO, Vasos oversees more than nearly 130,000 employees, 14,000 retail locations and 15 distribution centers, all while remaining deeply committed to the company’s mission of Serving others.
Prior to assuming his current CEO role in June 2015, Vasos served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for store operations, supply chain and merchandising. He joined Dollar General in 2008 as its executive vice president, division president and chief merchandising officer, tasked with overseeing merchandising, marketing and global sourcing.
Previously, Vasos served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Longs Drugs, where he was responsible for all pharmacy and front-end marketing, merchandising, procurement, supply chain, advertising, store development, store layout, space allocation and the operation of three distribution centers. He also served as Longs’ senior vice president and chief merchandising officer for seven years. In that role, he spearheaded the company’s successful private brand program, centralized key marketing and merchandising functions, significantly reduced inventory and developed and launched the company’s “store within a store” concepts.
Vasos also has served in leadership positions at Eckerd Drug Corp. and Phar-Mor Food and Drug Inc.
Vasos earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Western Carolina University where he was honored with the university’s 2017 Professional Achievement Award. Vasos was named 2010 Merchant of the Year by Mass Market Retailers (MMR) magazine and currently serves on the board of directors for Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).