President and Chief Executive Officer
Talbott Roche was appointed Chief Executive Officer on February 22, 2016 and continues to serve as the President of the Company, a role she’s held since November 2010. She originally joined the Company as Assistant Vice President in July 2001 while the Company was a specialty marketing division of Safeway, Inc. (which was later merged with and into Albertsons Holdings LLC in January 2015). Ms. Roche transitioned to the role of Senior Vice President, Marketing, Product and Business Development in January 2005 and served in that position until November 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Roche served as a Branding Consultant and Director of New Business Development for Landor Associates, a marketing consulting firm, from October 2000 to July 2001. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Roche held various executive positions at News Corporation, a media and marketing services company, including Senior Vice President, Sales for the Smart Source iGroup and Vice President, Sales for News America Marketing. Ms. Roche currently serves on the board of directors of Electronic Arts Inc., a leading global interactive entertainment software company. From 2001 to 2007, Ms. Roche served as a member of the board of directors of Network Branded Prepaid Card Association, a leading trade association open to all companies involved in providing prepaid cards that carry a brand network logo to consumers, businesses and government. Ms. Roche holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University. Because of her considerable business management experience and understanding of our business, the Board believes that she is able to contribute valuable input on the strategic and business affairs to the Board.