Melissa Plaisance

Group Vice President, Treasury & IR Albertsons Companies

Photograph of Melissa Plaisance  Melissa Plaisance is Group Vice President, Treasury & IR, 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 IR support for former Safeway shareholders and debt holders. Previously, she was SVP, Finance and IR, for Safeway Inc. with responsibility for the treasury and IR departments, and she was involved in the company’s strategic development activities. In addition, she had responsibility for corporate communications and public affairs for five years. She 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.

Melissa is Chair-Elect of NIRI's Board of Directors. She is a member of NIRI San Francisco chapter and served on the Steering Committee of the NIRI Senior Roundtable and as Co-Chair of the NIRI Annual Conference. Melissa 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.