Patricia Vessey is Director of Merchandising Services for Best Buy Co. Inc. She is responsible for all of the external electronic data interchange (EDI) communication with vendors and carriers, digital operations, foundation data management which includes item information within the Retek merchandising system, product information management, Global Data Synch and Vendor Portal. She has been with Best Buy, based in Richfield, MN for 15 years. Ms. Vessey is involved in the GS1 industry standards groups for electronic communication of data and is several on several Strategic User Councils, including being an IBM Champion. Prior to Best Buy, Patricia worked for HomeBase and Carter Hawley Hale, both retailers in California. She graduated from UC Berkeley.
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