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Brugge Joins Best Buy As Gov't Relations Head

2/08/2010 03:45:18 PM Eastern

Minneapolis - Best Buy has hired Parker Brugge as government
relations director, effective Feb. 15.

Brugge joins Best Buy from the Consumer Electronics Association
(CEA) where he most recently served as environmental affairs and industry sustainability
VP. 

In this newly created role that will be
based in Washington, Brugge will be responsible for representing Best Buy with
Congress, the Obama administration and federal agencies on legislative and
regulatory issues. 

Prior to joining the CEA, Brugge practiced law at Patton Boggs
and later O'Connor & Hannan, two Washington-based law firms, where he assisted
corporate, governmental and non-profit organizations in working with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, state regulatory agencies and the Congress on
environmental regulatory, legislative, and litigations issues and strategies.