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As vice president of public affairs for Best Buy Co., Inc., Laura is responsible for the strategic direction and management of global government affairs, corporate responsibility, and environmental sustainability and compliance. In her role, Laura works with stakeholders on public policy and broader business issues impacting customers, employees, shareholders and communities in order to reach Best Buy’s business objectives while mitigating risk and enhancing opportunities through responsible business practices. Central to the corporate responsibility efforts of the company, Bishop leads efforts and policy on electronics recycling, advancing sustainable products, and reducing the company’s carbon footprint.In 2003, Laura joined Best Buy as a manager to establish and grow the Best Buy Government Affairs Department. Since then, Laura has held roles in government affairs, influencer outreach, privacy, environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility. Prior to coming to Best Buy, Laura spent much of her career in the public sector where she served in public affairs and political assignments for The White House, The U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland, and The State of Minnesota. Laura began her career working on Capitol Hill in the United States Senate.Laura’s active community and professional involvement is highlighted by her dedication to the boards and councils on which she currently serves; including the Public Affairs Council Board of Directors and Ford’s Theatre Board of Governors in Washington, DC and a number of Minnesota non-profit boards including the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, The University of Minnesota - Hubert Humphrey Institute’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, and Stages Theatre.The Minnesota native holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan.
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