Press ReleaseMay 17, 2022

Brad Anderson Named Co-Chair of The Boardroom Initiative

Washington, DC (May 17, 2022) – Today, Brad Anderson, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vice Chairman of Best Buy Company, was named Co-Chair of the Boardroom Initiative. The Boardroom Initiative is a coalition of conservative advocacy groups that launched this month to defend shareholders from “woke” corporate policies.

Ed Rensi, Executive Chairman of The Boardroom Initiative and retired (26 years) executive of a USA quick service restaurant co., released the following statement:

“I am very excited that Brad Anderson is joining The Boardroom Initiative’s growing team as Co-Chair.  The Boardroom Initiative is playing a critical role in the escalating debate over ‘woke’ corporate policies and how to fight back.  Brad has a proven record of success as a CEO of one of America’s largest corporations and a thought leader on how the private sector can shape and win policy debates.  I am proud to have him as part of our team.”

Brad Anderson, Co-Chair of The Boardroom Initiative and former CEO and Vice Chairman of Best Buy Company, released the following statement: 

“I am thrilled to be part of the Boardroom Initiative’s leadership team and I am ready to help take this much-needed advocacy group to the next level.  The issues that The Boardroom Initiative are raising are timely and important and we are well-poised for success.  Ed Rensi has done a fantastic job as the leader of this organization and I know our greatest successes are still to come.”

Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF)Free Enterprise Project, and Second Vote launched The Boardroom Initiative on April 20.

Mr. Anderson spent 36 years at Best Buy Company, retiring in 2009 as CEO and Vice Chairman. He began his career with Best Buy in 1973 as a commissioned salesperson for Sound of Music, the precursor to Best Buy. The core of his legacy at Best Buy is best exemplified in its evolution from a product-centered company to a customer-centric one where customer needs dictate what and how products are sold. Mr. Anderson returned to the Best Buy board as a director, April 2013 – June 2016. He is currently Executive Board Chairman of Job Creators Network.

Mr. Anderson was on the Mark Levin Show to discuss The Boardroom Initiative. To watch it, click here 

To learn more about The Boardroom Initiative, click here.