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Blackhawk board identifies board additions


A former Walmart and Sears financial executive and a former Federal Reserve bank executive are the newest members of the board at gift card and financial services provider Blackhawk Network Holdings.

Blackhawk announced on Dec. 5 that Jane J. Thompson and Richard H. Bard were elected to its board of directors effective Oct. 6.

Thompson previously held senior leadership positions with Walmart and Sears before that. Bard is a former chairman and deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He also founded and serves as chairman and CEO of Bard Capital Group.

"We are pleased to bring Jane and Richard to the Blackhawk board," said Bill Tauscher, chairman of the Blackhawk board. "Jane's experience in the financial services and retail industries will be immensely beneficial and Richard's expertise with private and publicly traded companies, as well as his experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will add greatly to our already outstanding board members."

Blackhawk is a leading prepaid and payments network, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products across a global network.

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