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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!

October 5, 2021

11:30am–Noon: Registration
Noon–1pm: Lunch and Program

Children’s Theatre Company
Cargill Stage
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Sponsor the Business & Arts Luncheon

To sponsor the Business & Arts Luncheon, or to purchase single tickets at $60 each, please contact

Ranosha Coffelt
Corporate Engagement Manager

Corie Barry

Meet our 2021 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.

Thank you to our 2021 Business & Arts Luncheon sponsors!

Leading Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Eide Bailly LLP

Faegre Drinker LLP

Robins Kaplan LLP


Arts Advocate Sponsors




Minnesota Bank And Trust