Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the election of Pat Fili-Krushel to its board of directors effective October 15, 2012. “We are excited to welcome Pat to the Dollar General board of directors,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Her expertise and experience in operations and strategic growth make her a great addition to our board. She has a strong track record as a transformational leader, and we look forward to benefiting from her perspectives as we continue to drive the execution of our business and create shareholder value.” The election of Fili-Krushel to Dollar General’s board will bring the total number of directors to eight, and the total number of independent directors to four. Fili-Krushel will serve on the compensation, nominating and governance committee of Dollar General’s board. Dollar General plans to have a majority of independent directors on its board by April of 2013. Fili-Krushel assumed the role of chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media, LLC, composed of NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC and the Weather Channel in July 2012. She served previously as executive vice president of NBCUniversal with a broad portfolio of functions reporting to her, including operations and technical services, business strategy, human resources and legal. Prior to NBCUniversal, Fili-Krushel was executive vice president of administration at Time Warner Inc. from July 2001 to December 2010. Before joining Time Warner, Fili-Krushel had been CEO of WebMD Health since April 2000. From July 1998 to April 2000, Fili-Krushel was president of the ABC Television Network, and from 1993 to 1998 she served as president of ABC Daytime. Before joining ABC, she had been with Lifetime Television since 1988. Prior to Lifetime, Fili-Krushel held several positions with Home Box Office. Before joining HBO, Fili-Krushel worked for ABC Sports in various positions.