Mr. Brock has been Chairman of the Board since 2001 and a director since 1986. He was Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 2003. From 1986, when he co-founded Dollar Tree, until 2001, he was President. Until 1991, he was an officer and director of K&K Toys, Inc.
Mr. Brock has served on our Board since 1986. He also serves on the Board of Lumber Liquidators, Inc. He previously served on the Board of rue21, Inc. from 2010 through 2013, and he previously served on the Board of Landmark Communications from 2004 through 2009.
Mr. Barron was the Senior Executive Vice President, Group President of The TJX Companies, Inc. from 2004 until his retirement in January 2009. His employment with The TJX Companies began in 1979. Prior to his current assignment, he held the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, The Marmaxx Group (2000-2004), Senior Vice President, Group Executive, TJX (1996-2000), Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, T.J. Maxx (1993-1996). From 1979 to 1993, he held several executive positions within The TJX Companies, Inc.
Mr. Barron became a director of Dollar Tree in March 2008. He previously served on the Board of rue21, Inc. from 2009 through 2013.
Senior Managing Director, Corporate Advisory Services The Blackstone Group
Ms. Citrino has been Senior Managing Director in the Corporate Advisory Services group at The Blackstone Group, a global investment and advisory firm, since 2005. Previously, Ms. Citrino was employed at Morgan Stanley for over 20 years. During her years there, she served as the Global Head of Consumer Products Investment Banking, Co-Head of Health Care Services Investment Banking, and a Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst.
Ms. Citrino was appointed as a director of Dollar Tree in 2005. She also serves on the Board of Health Net, Inc.
Mr. Compton has been a director since 1986. Mr. Compton was Executive Vice President from 1998 to 2002 and Chief Financial Officer from 1986 to 1998. He retired as a full-time employee in 2002 and became fully retired in 2004. From 1979 until 1991, he was employed in similar roles with K&K Toys, Inc. Prior to 1979, he was associated for 15 years with a manufacturing company in various accounting and management positions.
Mr. Compton has been a director of Dollar Tree since 1986. He previously served on the Board of Hibbett Sports, Inc. from 1997 to 2005.
Private Investor; Corporate Director Class III Director
Mr. Hall was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Enterprises, a leading media and marketing information services company, from 2006 until his retirement in January 2009. Prior to 2006, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trader Publishing Company since April 1991. From 1989 to 1991, he served as the President of Landmark Target Media, Inc. Mr. Hall joined Landmark Communications, Inc. in 1970 where he held various senior positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1985 to 1989. He also served as the Vice President of The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star division of Landmark from 1977 to 1981.
Mr. Hall was appointed as a director of Dollar Tree in January 2010. He previously served as a director for Dominion Enterprises and Landmark Communcations, Inc. from 2006 through 2009. He also served on the Board of Trader Publishing company from 1991 through 2006.
Mr. Lewis served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Communications, Inc. from 2000 to 2006. Prior to 2000, he held several other senior positions with Landmark Communications since 1981.
Mr. Lewis became a director of Dollar Tree in July 2007. He also serves on the Boards of Markel Corporation and Owens & Minor, Inc. He served as Chairman of the Board for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond from 2008 through 2010 and was the Chairman of its Audit Committee from 2005 through 2008. He previously served on the Board of Landmark Communications from 2006 through 2008.
Mr. Perry became Chairman Emeritus of the Board in 2001. He had been Chairman of the Board since 1986 when he co-founded Dollar Tree. He also served as Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to 1993. He retired as an employee and officer of the company in 1999. Until 1991, he was an executive officer of K&K Toys, Inc. which he, along with Mr. Brock, Mr. Compton and Mr. Perry's father, built from the company's original single store to 136 stores.
Mr. Sasser has been Chief Executive Officer since 2004 and served as President from 2001 to 2013. He had been Dollar Tree's Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2004. Previously, from 1997 to 1999, he served as Senior Vice President, Merchandise and Marketing of Roses Stores, Inc. From 1994 to 1996, he was Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Michaels Stores, Inc. Prior to 1994, he held several positions at Roses Stores, Inc., ranging from Store Manager to Vice President, General Merchandise Manager.
Mr. Sasser was elected to our Board in 2004. He serves on the Board of Fresh Market, inc.
Mr. Saunders is the President of Ivor & Co., LLC, a private investment company. He was a founder of Saunders Karp & Megrue Partners, LLC ("SKM"), which controlled the SK Equity Fund, L.P., once a major investor in Dollar Tree. SKM merged with Apax Partners in 2005. Before founding SKM in 1990, he was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley & Co. from 1974 to 1989.
Mr. Saunders has been a Dollar Tree director since 1993. He also serves on the Board of Hibbett Sports, Inc. and previously served on the Board of Teavana Holdings, Inc. from 2011 to 2012.
Mr. Whiddon, from 2004 to 2013, was an Advisory Director of Berkshire Partners, LLC (a private equity firm), and as such, has served in interim executive operating roles for various Berkshire portfolio companies since 2005. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Lowe's Companies, Inc. from 1996 until his retirement in 2003. During this time, he served as Executive Vice President of Logistics and Technology from 2000 to 2003 and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2000. Prior to his tenure at Lowe's, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Zale Corporation from 1994 to 1996. From 1986 to 1993, he served as the Treasurer of Eckerd Corporation.
Mr. Whiddon has been a member of our Board since 2003 and also serves as a director of Sonoco Products Company, Inc. and Carter's Inc.
Dean, McIntire School of Commerce University of Virginia
Dr. Zeithaml is the Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He is also a Professor in the Management Area specializing in strategic development. He joined the McIntire School in 1997, after 11 years on the faculty in the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Zeithaml became a director of Dollar Tree in July 2007.