Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Speaker Announcement

Join us for our last breakfast event on August 21 at Elsie’s from 7:30am-9:00am. We’ll have a short program focused on environmental equity, featuring Laura Bishop, Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. See more on Laura below!

Breakfast includes eggs, sausage, bacon, french toast, bagels and pastries, fruit, and coffee. Stop by before you start your day, and invite a friend!
Free and open to the public. 

Laura Bishop is a leading corporate and public affairs executive with a demonstrated record for motivating diverse coalitions to achieve results. A strategic leader that easily navigates and communicates complex issues to internal and external audiences, Laura has held senior roles in both the private and public sector.

Most recently, Laura was Chief Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Officer for Best Buy Co., Inc. As a company officer and member of the Best Buy Operating Committee, Laura was part of the core leadership team that helped lead the successful turn-around for the company. Additionally, Laura developed key strategies that linked purpose and profitability by establishing company goals focused on reducing the impacts of climate change, from recycling 1 billion pounds of electronics to reducing the company’s carbon footprint by 60% by 2020.

Prior to Best Buy, Laura spent much of her career in the public sector where she served in roles at the State of Minnesota, the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland. Laura’s active community involvement is highlighted by her dedication to the boards and councils on which she currently serves, including her work as the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the Hubert Humphrey School for Public Affairs.

Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan.

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