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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — 12:52:56 (EDT)

Retail Gift Card Association names board, exec committee, new members

Washington, April 25, 2017 – Today the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) announced its 2017-2018 board of directors and executive committee, as well as exciting association growth with the addition of numerous new brand members.

The RGCA is the only non-profit trade organization that represents the closed-loop gift card industry, and its board and executive committee work collaboratively to protect, promote and enhance the use of retail gift cards.

The 2017-2018 RGCA leadership are comprised of returning and new members, and will assume their roles immediately. The board and committee now include:

In addition to its new leadership lineup, the RGCA announced its 2017 membership additions, including brand retailers and marquee gift card industry stakeholders:

“We are very proud of our impressive growth so far this year; it is a strong testament to the terrific value the RGCA provides to its members,” said Colleen Dorwart, RGCA board of directors chair. “As the demand for gift cards remains high and the landscape of the industry continues to evolve, we will remain committed to protecting consumers and addressing new challenges that arise as purchasing and redemption channels change. I am invigorated to work with the new RGCA leadership team to propel our association to new achievements in the future.”

New members of the RGCA Board of Directors will be formally recognized at the inaugural RGCA Forum October 2 through 4 in Kansas City, MO. The event is a new conference uniquely focused on the issues and trends impacting today's gift card industry.

The RGCA is comprised of more than 85 of the world's most-recognizable retail brands and non-retail industry partners, and has been the leading gift card advocacy group since its inception in 2008.

For more information on the RGCA, or to become a member, visit our website at www.thergca.org .

About the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA)

The Retail Gift Card Association is the nonprofit trade association that represents the closed-loop gift category. The Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance the use of retail gift cards. All RGCA members abide by a Code of Principles that supports consumer-friendly policies for the purchase and redemption of closed-loop gift cards. RGCA’s membership is comprised of retailers from all sectors and including restaurants, general merchandise, apparel, sporting and leisure, and non-retailers. For more information, visit us at www.thergca.org .

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