BOISE, Idaho/PRNewswire/ -- Albertson's, Inc. (NYSE: ABS - news), one of the world's largest food and drug retailers, announced the appointment of Bonnie G. Hill to the Company's board of directors effective January 1, 2002. After a significant and lauded professional career, Ms. Hill recently retired from her position as president and chief executive officer of the Times Mirror Foundation. In addition, she also held the role of senior vice president - communications and public affairs for the Los Angeles Times. Prior to her career at Times Mirror, Ms. Hill served as the dean of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and also held various senior posts in both state and federal government.