Business & Arts Luncheon 2021
Featuring Corie Barry, Best Buy CEO
Join fellow Twin Cities business leaders for a lunch and conversation surrounding access to the arts and its ability to build community and inspire our future leaders. This event will also feature a special musical number performed by CTC actors!
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
To sponsor the Business & Arts Luncheon, or to purchase single tickets at $60 each, please contact
Corporate Engagement Manager
Meet our 2022 Business & Arts Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Corie Barry | Chief Executive Officer, Best Buy Co. Inc.
Corie Barry is CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc., the leading provider of consumer technology products and services, with approximately 125,000 employees in North America and nearly $43 billion in annual revenue. She also serves on the company’s board of directors.
Prior to becoming CEO in June 2019, Corie served in several other executive positions, playing a critical role in developing and executing the company’s Best Buy 2020 growth strategy and related transformation. Most recently, she was the company’s chief financial and strategic transformation officer, overseeing strategic transformation and growth, digital and technology, global finance, investor relations, enterprise risk and compliance, integration management, and Best Buy Health.
Corie joined Best Buy in 1999 and has held a variety of financial and operational roles across the organization, both in the field and at the corporate office. She became CFO in 2016 and, prior to that, served as chief strategic growth officer. She has also served as senior vice president of domestic finance and interim president of Best Buy’s services organization.
Before joining Best Buy, Corie started her career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche.
A Minnesota native, Corie holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and management from the College of St. Benedict, where she now serves on the board of trustees. Additionally, she serves on the board of directors for Domino’s Pizza.
Keeping Our Spaces Safe
In an effort to better minimize risk and the spread of COVID-19, all Business & Arts Luncheon guests will be required to present proof of either a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.
Proof of vaccination may include a physical card or a photo of your vaccination card. Guests’ final vaccination doses must be administered by at least 14 days before the event. Negative test results may be printed or digital, and the test must be taken within 72 hours of the event. Names listed on test results and vaccination cards must match the guest’s photo ID.
Guests who are prevented from receiving the vaccine due to medical conditions or closely held religious beliefs can attend with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. If you are not vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask, even if you have tested negative within 72 hours of the event.
• Schedule your free COVID-19 vaccination.
• Request a copy of your Minnesota vaccination record. Information about obtaining vaccination records from other states can be found here.
• Schedule a free COVID-19 test.