SOURCE: Blackhawk Network

March 08, 2010 12:00 ET

Blackhawk Network's Talbott Roche Receives Prestigious Industry Achievement Award

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -  Talbott Roche, co-founder and senior vice president of Blackhawk Network, was recently recognized for her Industry Achievement at the fourth annual Paybefore Awards on Monday, February 22 at the Prepaid Expo in Las Vegas. Roche was honored by members of the industry and her peers for her contributions and dedicated service to the prepaid industry.

"Talbott's continued efforts in not only innovating product at Blackhawk Network, but also in bringing awareness to influencers in government of the prepaid industry as a whole, makes this recognition well-deserved," said Don Kingsborough, president and chief executive officer at Blackhawk Network.

Roche has overseen the development and launch of some of the top-selling and most successful products in the prepaid industry. Her leadership and success have helped make gift cards America's #1 requested gift. In addition to her role at Blackhawk Network, Roche leads efforts toward educating offices in Washington D.C. about the prepaid category so they can enact effective new rules and regulations. She proactively manages groups of people from lobbyists to financial institutions, program managers to competitors and even lawyers, to benefit and secure the prepaid industry's future. Roche is on the Board of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) and co-chair of the Consumer and Media Education Working Group.

Blackhawk Network also received an award for its GiftCardMall.com. The consumer site was named the Best in Category for Best Web Sales Channel.

About Blackhawk Network:
Blackhawk Network is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The company's Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products. Gift Card Mall reaches more than 165 million people each week through an exclusive network of leading grocery, mass, convenience, drug, and specialty stores and is available through Internet retailers including GiftCardMall.com. Blackhawk Network's business solutions include reward and incentive programs that offer choice and flexibility through a wide array of card brands and custom designed Visa and MasterCard fulfillment options.

Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Blackhawk Network, Inc. has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. For more information about Blackhawk Network visit www.blackhawknetwork.com and www.giftcardmall.com.

Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/GCMall and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GiftCardMall.

About Paybefore:
Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid and stored value industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary and analysis. Paybefore's family of industry publications include: Paybefore.com™, a searchable online information portal; Paybefore News™, daily news briefs delivered electronically; Paybefore News International™, a weekly compilation of prepaid news and events from outside the United States; Paybefore Update™, a downloadable enewsletter delivered 20 times a year; Paybefore Legal™, a downloadable enewsletter covering the legislative, regulatory and judicial developments in prepaid, as well as feature articles by leading attorneys in the field; Paybefore Magazine™, a biannual print publication highlighting the best of Paybefore; and Paybefore Buyer's Guide™, available online and in print. Visit us at www.paybefore.com.