|Lisa M. Caputo|
EVP of Marketing & Communications, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Former CEO of Citigroup Women & Co.
Director Since January 2009
With her extensive experience in politics, media, non-profit organizations and global for-profit companies in the entertainment, media and financial services industries, Lisa M. Caputo brings exceptional leadership, marketing, branding, communications, government affairs, community relations and corporate social responsibility understanding to the board.
In 2011, Ms. Caputo joined The Travelers Companies, Inc. as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications and is a member of the company's Management and Operating Committees. Previously she spent more than 11 years at Citigroup, where she served as a senior advisor to three CEOs and was both the company's global Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs. She also founded and was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup's Women & Co., a membership service that provides financial education and services for women. Prior to Citigroup, Ms. Caputo was a senior executive at the Walt Disney Company and at the CBS Corporation. She spent more than a decade in the public sector, where she served as Deputy Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Press Secretary to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton through President Clinton's first term. She also spent several years on Capitol Hill as a press secretary in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
In addition to serving on the board of Best Buy, Ms. Caputo's interests are in education. She is a member of the board of The Sesame Workshop and New Visions for Public Schools, and was appointed to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board by President Barack Obama in November 2010. She also has a particular interest and track record in the development of female leaders, an area of long-standing interest to Best Buy.
Ms. Caputo holds degrees from Brown University, where she serves on the Advisory Council on Media Relations, and Northwestern University, where she serves on the Medill School Board of Advisers.