Profiles in Diversity Journal Second Quarter 2022

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Shari Ballard

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Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota United FC (professional soccer club)

Shari Ballard, recognized as a Woman Worth Watching® in 2010, today is the chief executive officer of professional soccer club Minnesota United FC. Before joining Minnesota United, Ballard held a series of increasingly responsible leadership roles with Best Buy. She began her career with the retailer as a store manager and advanced through a number of positions during her quarter century with the company, eventually serving as senior executive vice president and president of multichannel retail. Ballard holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan–Flint.


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