Best Buy appointment to boost female custom


19 July 2007 — Minneapolis (MN): Best Buy has announced the promotion of Julie Gilbert to the role of senior VP.

In her expanded role, Gilbert will oversee the company’s strategy to increase its market share with female consumers, a group that controls an estimated $68 billion of the US consumer electronics market.


She will continue to lead retail training and leadership development, and maintains her role as head of the award-winning women’s leadership forum (WOLF), an innovation engine and employee resource group.


Tim Sheehan, senior VP of customer experience creation, said: "Julie’s passion to significantly grow this company is evident in solid business results and contagious leadership, which has remarkably motivated tens of thousands of employees to make their mark on Best Buy and innovate the business."