Minneapolis, MN—Best Buy Co. promoted Laura Bishop to vice president, Government Relations. Bishop has been with Best Buy for eight years, most recently serving as senior director, Government Relations, leading domestic government affairs for the company.
In her expanded role, Bishop will lead Best Buy’s Government Relations department, overseeing a team focused on a range of regulatory and policy issues affecting Best Buy’s competitive position and driving future growth for the company. Bishop and her team will continue to work closely with Best Buy leadership on policy interpretation and advocacy on the federal and state level. She also will work to strengthen and integrate the company’s global government affairs capability.
“Laura is an energetic and passionate advocate for Best Buy, working hard to bring about change that serves our company and the communities in which we live and work. Perhaps even more important, she is fostering change that can advance our nation’s economy through polices that focus on job growth and access to technology,” said Brian J. Dunn, Best Buy’s CEO. “From our home state of Minnesota to our nation’s capitol to all points of presence for Best Buy, I am confident that Laura and her team will help inform the critical conversations with policymakers that will help us better address new challenges in coming years.”
Prior to joining Best Buy in 2003, Bishop spent much of her career in the public sector. She served as assistant commissioner of Public Affairs for the State of Minnesota Department of Administration from 1999 to 2002. Before that, she spent five years working in political assignments in the Clinton administration, including working in Switzerland with the U.S. Department of State and in the White House and the U.S. Department of Education.
Bishop began her career working on Capitol Hill in the U.S. Senate. She currently serves as president of the Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition (CERC) and is a member of the Public Policy Steering Committee and Government Affairs Committee of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). bestbuy.com