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C. Charles Jackson Leadership Lecture: Matt Furman

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Top 10 Lessons from a Career in Crisis Communications

Speaker: Matt Furman
Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer, Best Buy Co., Inc.

Matt Furman is the chief communications and public affairs officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, he oversees internal and external communications, government affairs, corporate responsibility and sustainability, community relations, as well as the company’s in-house production studio and event planning functions.

Prior to joining Best Buy in 2012, Matt was the vice president of corporate affairs at Mars Chocolate, the manufacturer of such iconic brands as Snickers, M&M’s and Dove. He previously held senior communications positions at Google, CNN and in the administrations of New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and President Bill Clinton.

Matt has a law degree from the American University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is admitted to practice law in several jurisdictions, including before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Matt is a member of the board of directors of the Dunwoody College of Technology and YMCA of the USA. He is also on the adjunct faculty of the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

About the First Thursday Jackson Leadership Lecture Series:

Hosted by the Dunwoody Alumni Association, the Jackson Leadership Lecture series is a breakfast lecture featuring key executives from the business community speaking about a range of leadership topics. It is held the first Thursday of the month for alumni, friends, and students of Dunwoody.


7:00 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – Leadership Lecture

8:00 a.m. – Q&A Session

8:30 a.m. – Program Concludes