Shari Ballard


22 Sep: 7 Questions with Shari Ballard, One of Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women’

Best Buy executive Shari Ballard once again has been named to Fortune magazine’s annual list of the “Most Powerful Women in Business.”

Shari ranks No. 33 on the prestigious list, up from No. 42 last year. Fortune points to her expanding responsibilities with Best Buy’s e-commerce business and the role she has played in the company’s turnaround.

Shari joined Best Buy in 1993 as an assistant store manager in Flint, Michigan. Now she’s the senior executive vice president and president of multichannel retail.

Shari Ballard UM Flint

22 May: Best Buy Leaders Share Words Of Wisdom For Class Of 2017

Two Best Buy executives recently returned to their alma maters to deliver the commencement addresses to the 2017 class of college graduates.

Shari Ballard, the company’s president of multichannel retail, spoke at the University of Michigan-Flint on April 30. And Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry spoke at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, on May 13.

Here’s a quick look at some of the wisdom they shared.

Shari Ballard at University of Michigan-Flint

In her speech, Shari encouraged University of Michigan-Flint graduates to embrace — and be grateful for — the uncertainties in life.