Melissa Plaisance

Group Vice President of Treasury & Investor Relations, Albertsons Companies

Photograph of Melissa Plaisance Melissa Plaisance is Group Vice President, Treasury & Investor Relations for Albertsons Companies, a food retailer with approximately $60 billion in sales. Her responsibilities include financing, banking and rating agency relationships, cash management, payments, and investor relations. Prior to this role, she was GVP, Strategic Initiatives, and was engaged in identifying and tracking incremental synergies, negotiating payments contracts, and providing investor relations support for former Safeway shareholders and debt holders. Previously, she was SVP, Finance & Investor Relations for Safeway Inc. with responsibility for the treasury and investor relations departments, and was involved in the company’s strategic development activities. In addition, she had responsibility for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for five years.  Ms. Plaisance also previously served as SVP, Finance and Corporate Communications with Del Monte Foods and as a Vice President in the leveraged buyout group with Bankers Trust Company. She is a member of the San Francisco chapter of NIRI, and served on the Steering Committee of the NIRI Senior Roundtable and as Co-Chair of the NIRI Annual Conference. Ms. Plaisance graduated cum laude from Bucknell University with a B.S. in Business Administration, and received an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.