Matt Furman is the chief communications and public affairs officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, he oversees internal and external communications, government affairs, corporate responsibility and sustainability, community relations, as well as the company’s in-house production studio and event planning functions.
Prior to joining Best Buy in 2012, Mr. Furman was the vice president of corporate affairs at Mars Chocolate, the manufacturer of such iconic brands as Snickers, M&M’s and Dove. He previously held senior communications positions at Google, CNN and in the administrations of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former President Bill Clinton.
Mr. Furman has a law degree from the American University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is admitted to practice law in several jurisdictions, including before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Furman also is a member of the board of directors for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and teaches a graduate class in strategic communications at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.