Dollar General CEO Rick Dreiling announces retirement plans Dollar General Corporation announced that its chairman and CEO, Rick Dreiling, has informed the Board of Directors of his intent to retire as CEO effective May 30, 2015 or upon the appointment of a successor. Dreiling has agreed to serve, at the discretion of the Board, as chairman during a transition period following the appointment of a new CEO. Dreiling has served as CEO since January 2008 and was named chairman of the Board in December 2008. Dreiling’s retirement date and any agreement regarding continued service on the Board of Directors are expected to be finalized as part of a retirement agreement between Dreiling and the Company. The Board of Directors is conducting an internal and external search for a CEO.