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Valassis’ Distinguished Board of Directors

Valassis is committed to high standards of corporate governance. Our Board of Directors brings a wealth of expertise and a diverse perspective in a multitude of areas that are integral to our business including finance, innovation, technology, law and policy, diversity, international business, general management, mergers and acquisitions, integration, general problem solving and leadership. Regardless of the business situation, Valassis has a Board member with a complementary skill set who is capable of providing guidance to help us reach the best solution. Valassis benefits from its independent Board members’ longevity in their respective fields, providing the wisdom of experience and a unique perspective. Our independent Directors are recognized in their industries and have received numerous awards and honors. In addition, all of Valassis’ seven independent Directors meet the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) criteria for independence; none have had any business dealings with the company; and all of our committees are correctly composed, including an Audit Committee with a qualified financial expert and two other members who are financially literate and experienced. Valassis’ Board of Directors also includes two members from the Valassis Executive Management team. Combined, these two members represent nearly 50 years of leadership experience at Valassis. Please click on the names below to read more about each of our Board members.

  Board Committees/Charters

Board of Directors
Joseph B. Anderson, Jr.
Biography PhotoJoseph B. Anderson, Jr.

Joseph B. Anderson, Jr., 70, has served as a Member of the Valassis Board of Directors since July 2006. Mr. Anderson is the Chairman of Valassis' Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He is Chairman and CEO of TAG Holdings, LLC, the parent company of a diverse range of businesses in the United States, including the manufacture of automotive parts, aerospace, defense, heavy equipment and assembly and supply chain management services. Mr. Anderson serves as ... 

Kenneth V. Darish
Biography PhotoKenneth V. Darish

Kenneth V. Darish, 54, has served as a Member of the Valassis Board of Directors since June 2001, where he is a member of the Valassis Audit Committee He has an extensive background in both finance and advertising. From September 2001 until January 2005, he served as the Director of Business Operations of BBDO Detroit, a subsidiary of Omnicom, providing operational consulting services to the Creative Director. From February 2005 until March 2010, he served as the Chi... 

Rob Mason
Biography PhotoRob Mason

Rob Mason, 55, has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2012. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing since January 2011. He served as Chief Sales Officer from January 2008 until January 2011. As Chief Sales Officer, Mr. Mason led the implementation of our integrated sales structure and go to market strategies. He served as President of ADVO from the consummation of our ADVO acquisition on March 2, 2007 until December 2007. Previously, he served as our... 
Robert L. Recchia
Biography PhotoRobert L. Recchia

Robert L. Recchia, 56, has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Valassis and Treasurer and a director of Valassis' Board of Directors since 1991, where he is an Executive Committee Member. In this position, Recchia is responsible for all aspects of Finance, Accounting and Shared Mail. Since joining Valassis in 1982, Mr. Recchia has held a number of key positions, including Treasurer and Vice President of Operations, and has contributed great... 

Thomas J. Reddin
Biography PhotoThomas J. Reddin

Thomas J. Reddin, 52, has served as a Member of the Valassis Board of Directors since June 2010. Reddin is the former CEO of LendingTree and an early stage member of the team that built the company from a small start up to a national brand, and the country’s leader in online lending.  He now runs Red Dog Ventures, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on helping early stage companies in the digital arena achieve the next level of growth. Mr. Reddin started... 

Alan F. Schultz
Biography PhotoAlan F. Schultz

Alan F. Schultz, 54, is Non-Executive Chairman of Valassis. Prior to this role he served as Chairman, President and CEO since 1998. He serves on Valassis' Board of Directors as the Chairman of Valassis' Executive Committee. Valassis is a respected leader within the marketing services industry and is well known for its innovative promotional media properties. Under his leadership, Valassis increased its revenue from $762.2 million in 1998 to $2.38 billion in 2008. In 2... 

Wallace Snyder
Biography PhotoWallace Snyder

Wallace Snyder, 70, has served as a Member of the Valassis Board of Directors since January 2008, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Snyder serves as Executive Director for the Institute for Advertising Ethics, founded by the American Advertising Federation and the Missouri School of Journalism where he is Visiting Professor. In 2012, Michigan State University appointed Mr. Snyder to the position of Professor and Senior Advisor for Advertising Ethics. I... 

Luis A. Ubiñas
Biography PhotoLuis A. Ubiñas

Luis A. Ubiñas, 49, has served as a Member of the Valassis Board of Directors since November 2012. Mr. Ubiñas, President of the Ford Foundation, is on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Compensation/Stock Option Committee. With a distinguished record of leadership in both the profit and nonprofit sectors, Ubiñas brings a strong background in media including how digital and emerging technologies are transforming ways we communicate. In his role at the Ford Foundation, the s... 
Ambassador Faith Whittlesey
Biography PhotoAmbassador Faith Whittlesey

Ambassador Faith Whittlesey, 74, has served on Valassis' Board of Directors since January 1992. She is a member of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee. Ambassador Whittlesey has had a long career in law, diplomacy and government at local, state, national and international levels. She served as Chairwoman of the Board of the American Swiss Foundation, headquartered in New York, from 1989 - 2008 and also has been President of Maybrook Associates since 1998.... 

Executives
Rob Mason
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rob Mason
President and Chief Executive Officer


Rob Mason, 55, has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2012. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing since January 2011. He served as Chief Sales Officer from January 2008 until January 2011. As Chief Sales Officer, Mr. Mason led the implementation of our integrated sales structure and go to market strategies. He served as President of ADVO from the consummation of our ADVO acquisition on March 2, 2007 until December 2007. Previously, he served as our... 
Ron Goolsby
Chief Operating Officer
Ron Goolsby
Chief Operating Officer


Ron Goolsby, 52, has served as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2012. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President, Manufacturing and Client Services since January 2011. He also currently serves as the President of Valassis Manufacturing Company, our wholly-owned subsidiary. Prior to his role as our Executive Vice President, he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Process Improvement from May 2009 through December 2010. From March 2007 to May 2009, Mr. Goolsby led the shared m... 
Brian  J.  Husselbee
President and CEO of NCH Marketing Services, Inc.
Brian  J.  Husselbee
President and CEO of NCH Marketing Services, Inc.


Brian J. Husselbee, 61, is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCH Marketing Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valassis. In addition to his leadership role at NCH, Mr. Husselbee leads the Valassis International and Services group, which includes Promotion Watch, a security services company, and businesses in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany and China. Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Mr. Husselbee has over 35 years of experien... 

Robert L. Recchia
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Robert L. Recchia
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Robert L. Recchia, 56, is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Valassis. In this position, Recchia is responsible for all aspects of Finance, Accounting and Shared Mail. Recchia has been a member of Valassis’ Board of Directors since 1991. Since joining the company in 1982, Recchia has held a number of key positions, including treasurer and vice president of operations, and has contributed greatly to the company’s financial and op... 

Suzie Brown
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Suzie Brown
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing


Suzie Brown, 53, is Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Valassis. In this position, Brown leads the company’s sales and marketing efforts with an innovative and clear vision, proven performance record and exceptional leadership skills. Prior to this role, Brown served as Chief Marketing Officer since 2008. Her leadership and results orientation have put her in positions of increasing responsibility in business, sales and general management since joining Valassis in 1984. With more ... 
Jim Parkinson
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer
Jim Parkinson
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer


Jim Parkinson, 53, is Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Valassis. In this position, Parkinson leads the company's digital efforts. His approach to product development is based on speed and efficiency, with a strong belief in the need to move in minutes and seconds. Under Parkinson’s leadership, Valassis launched its own secure print driver and coupon to card/ID on redplum.com, providing consumers the ability to download digital offers to their retail loyalty card... 
Todd Wiseley
General Counsel, Executive Vice President of Administration and Corporate Secretary
Todd Wiseley
General Counsel, Executive Vice President of Administration and Corporate Secretary


Todd Wiseley, 43, is General Counsel, Executive Vice President of Administration and Corporate Secretary at Valassis. In this position, Wiseley is responsible for coordinating all corporate legal matters, including SEC/public company issues, major litigation, mergers and acquisitions, Board of Director meetings, use of outside counsel and employment law matters. Additionally, he leads Valassis’ Human Resources function which supports 7,000 associates worldwide. Under his leadership, the compa...