To Whom it May Concern,
For nearly 50 years, Ron Daniels has played a pivotal role in the success of not only Best Buy but also some of the most successful retailers in Iowa and across the country.
I first “met” Ron when he cold called me and said he had heard that Best Buy was looking to expand and he thought Des Moines would be a great place to start.
That cold call turned into a lifetime relationship and a chain of retail stores that still dominates the consumer electronics industry today.
Ron was a quiet voice that provided us counsel and advice that touched every market and store decision that Best Buy made. Along with his partner, Abe Wolf, he can be credited with single-handedly guiding Best Buy’s expansion in the Midwest, including keeping Iowa as the only state in the country where Circuit City could not expand. Ron continued to play a pivotal role as Best Buy expanded across the country. His advice was sought not only by me but by every successful retailer, both in Iowa and across the country.
As a lifelong friend, I have come to appreciate not only his guidance and advice but also his passion around all things with which he engages. He is a deeply spiritual man who has dedicated his support and leadership to many local, national and international organizations.
Every day of my life I continue to apply what I learned from Ron.
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