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Business & Arts Luncheon 2022

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!

Thursday, May 5, 2022
11:30am – 1pm

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


Meet our 2022 Business & Arts Luncheon 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 100,000 employees in North America and $47 billion in annual revenue. She also serves on the company’s board of directors.

Under Corie’s leadership, Best Buy is driving toward being one of the best places to work in America, doubling our significant customer relationship events to 50 million and growing annual revenue to $50 billion by fiscal 2025.

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 Building the New Blue 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

As of April 23, 2022, to ensure the safety of our patrons, artists, and staff, Children’s Theatre Company will continue to require audiences to wear a mask in the theatre and lobby spaces. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Proof of vaccination or a negative test is no longer required to attend a show or event at CTC.  The only exception to wearing a mask while at CTC is when eating and drinking.