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RILA board elects Dollar General CEO as chairman


New York -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association elected Richard Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General, as the new chairman of its board of directors.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as board chairman for RILA and to work with this exceptional group of retail leaders to strengthen our industry,” said Dreiling. “RILA is a critical strategic partner in empowering our industry to speak with one voice to champion issues that affect the retail sector, our workforce and our valued customers.”

Dreiling succeeds Target CEO and chairman Gregg Steinhafel, who was elected to a two-year term as chairman in 2012. He will remain a member of the executive committee, assuming the role of immediate past chair.

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