KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 29, 2021) – Hallmark Cards, Inc. has announced Janet Rollé as a new member of its board of directors. Rollé is an experienced media executive who has held leadership roles at companies that include CNN, BET, MTV Networks and HBO. Rollé is currently the general manager of Parkwood Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Janet’s talent and depth of experience join our board,” Hallmark’s Executive Chairman Don Hall, Jr. said. “Having led marketing, programming, business development and consumer experience for some of the world’s largest and most influential entertainment and media companies, we’re excited about the expertise Janet will bring as we continue to create synergies across Hallmark Cards, Crown Media and Crayola.”
“I’m honored to be named to the board of directors at Hallmark,” Rollé said. “It’s a family of cherished brands that touches our lives in so many ways. The human and emotional connection that these brands nurture is more important now than ever before.”
Rollé earned a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and an MBA from Columbia University. She serves on boards of directors for BuzzFeed and Carver Bancorp and has served on the nominating committee of the U.S. Tennis Association.
Rollé joins Hallmark Cards Inc.’s current board members Nancye Green, founding partner, Donovan/Green; David Dillon, retired CEO of the Kroger Company; Mike Perry, Hallmark CEO; David Hall, Hallmark executive vice-chairman of the board; and Don Hall, Jr., Hallmark executive chairman of the board.
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and employing 27,000 worldwide, the approximately $3.5 billion company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. The Hallmark Global business sells greeting cards, gift wrap and related products in more than 30 languages with distribution in nearly 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide, including a network of company-owned and independently-owned Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and creative play toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Crown Media Family Networks operates three cable channels – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama – in addition to Hallmark Publishing, a leading publisher of uplifting eBooks, audiobooks, and print editions, and Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription-based streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark’s headquarters. For more information, visit Hallmark.com. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube.