Vice President of Social Impact
Andrea Wood is the Vice President of Social Impact at Best Buy. In this role, she leads Best Buy’s social impact initiatives focused on helping teens from disinvested communities prepare for the tech-reliant jobs of the future. Her team is responsible for Best Buy’s signature community programs, including Best Buy Teen Tech Centers and Geek Squad Academy. Working in lockstep with Best Buy’s Inclusion & Diversity and Talent Acquisition teams, these signature programs are a vital component of building a diverse talent pipeline for local communities and Best Buy.
Prior to coming to Best Buy, Andrea served in a leadership role on the Community Relations team at Target. She has also served in various corporate communications roles at Target and Travelers Insurance and has more than a decade of experience in program leadership and fundraising for local Twin Cities nonprofit organizations.
Andrea holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. in English Literature from Kalamazoo College. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Clubhouse Network in Boston, the YWCA in Minneapolis, the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals, and the Advisory Board for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
A native of Washington, D.C., Andrea has lived in Minneapolis for the past 25 years. She has two children and a husband who loves to take adventurous vacations. For fun, she teaches group fitness classes at Lifetime Fitness and enjoys outings with her all-women’s Cycle and Ski Club.