Chief Ethics Officer
As chief ethics officer for Best Buy, Kathleen Edmond develops and directs global vision for the company’s ethics and business conduct and is a key partner in the corporate social responsibility work. She helped build the company’s ethics office after joining the company in 2002. Edmond oversees a matrixed structure which engages leaders from all over the world, and at all levels of the organization (from store leadership to the board of directors). Prior to her role as ethics officer, Edmond held employment law positions with Best Buy and Musicland. She served as adjunct professor for the University of St. Thomas (business ethics) and William Mitchell College of Law (law). She also has extensive experience in social work and human resources/business management. In 2009 she was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Persons in Business Ethics by Ethisphere. She has been on the board of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) since 2006.