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Coinstar names performance officer

Bellevue, Wash. Coinstar said Thursday it has named appointed Mary A. Leonard as chief performance officer and member of the Coinstar executive management team.

Leonard previously served as senior VP operations for Redbox, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coinstar.

Reporting to Gregg Kaplan, president and COO of Coinstar, Leonard will replace retiring Steve Verleye and assume corporate-wide responsibilities that include: oversight of strategic planning and integration, operational excellence, employee communication and call center operations.

In related news, Redbox Automated Retail said it has promoted Diane M. Pearse to senior VP of finance and operations, and has appointed Mindy S. Herman to chief of content, a newly formed position.

Pearse previously served as senior VP finance, Redbox, and in her new role will assume supervision of operations -- a role previously managed by Leonard. Herman, former E! Networks president and CEO, will lead content strategy, studio negotiations, and title acquisition for the Redbox business.

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