Advance Appoints New Chief Accounting Officer

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March 1, 2017—Advance Auto Parts announced Jeffrey Shepherd has been appointed senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer.

Shepherd, 44, brings more than 23 years of experience in accounting and finance to Advance Auto Parts. Shepherd joins Advance from General Motors (GM), where he served as controller for General Motors Europe since 2015. Prior to that role, he served as director of consolidation and SEC reporting and director of analysis and reporting with GM. 

“I am excited to have Jeff join Advance. His extensive accounting experience and financial acumen, particularly within the automotive industry, will be valuable assets to the company as we move forward with executing our strategic business plan,” said Tom Okray, CEO.

"I look forward to joining the Advance team and contributing to the Company's strategic objectives," Shepherd said. "I am excited to be part of a great team of finance professionals and to lead the accounting function as we execute a well-defined roadmap."


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