John Garratt has been appointed to the top finance spot at Dollar General. He has been interim CFO since June, and before that was senior vice president of finance and strategy.

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Maria Fiore

Encyclopaedia Britannica has named Maria Fiore to lead the finance function. She joins the educational publisher from NCH Marketing Services, where she was CFO and vice president, global strategic and financial planning.

Dale Black has been named finance chief at CEC Entertainment, operator of Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants. Black, who succeeds Temple Weiss, previously headed finance at Great Wolf Lodge.

Energy firm Warren Resources has chosen Frank Smith, Jr., to fill the top finance spot. He takes over for interim CFO Brian Gelman, who will return to his posts as chief accounting officer and controller. Most recently, Smith was CFO and secretary at Dune Energy.

Jaime Vasquez has been promoted to the posts of CFO and vice president of finance at AK Steel, effective Jan. 1. As CFO, he replaces Roger Newport, who has been promoted to CEO, also effective Jan. 1. Vasquez is now director, finance.

Treasurer Brian Maass will add the role of finance chief at TCF Financial, effective Jan. 1. He will take over for Michael Jones, who has been promoted to executive vice president, consumer banking.

Sports equipment and clothing developer and manufacturer Performance Sports Group has named Mark Vendetti to the top finance spot, succeeding Amir Rosenthal. Vendetti now heads finance at Francesca’s Holdings.

WhiteWave Foods has announced that finance chief Kelly Haecker has resigned, effective March 31, 2016. Greg Christenson, CFO, Americas Foods & Beverages, will take over on April 1.

James Lucania has been promoted to CFO and treasurer at Checkpoint Systems. He has been acting CFO since March; before that, he had been vice president of finance and treasurer since 2012.

David Fry plans to retire as CFO and treasurer of holding company Flushing Financial in February. Chief accounting officer Susan Cullen will replace him at that time.

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