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Therese M. Bassett

Chief Strategy, Innovation and M&A Officer
Avnet, Inc
Therese M. Bassett

Therese (Terry) Bassett is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Avnet, reporting to CEO Bill Amelio. In this role, Bassett works with Avnet’s internal business units to identify growth opportunities that will enhance the company’s overall business portfolio, financial strength and global market value.

With an impressive 23-year Avnet tenure, Bassett has held various roles including export compliance, transportation, business development, marketing and strategic planning. Most recently she served as senior vice president of Talent and Organizational Development in Human Resources where she strengthened Avnet’s high-potential personnel development. She also oversaw the HR Solutions group and received a CEO award for her leadership in the Workday HRIS implementation.

Bassett has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University and an MBA from University of Phoenix. Additionally, she holds certifications in finance from UCLA and executive strategy from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Last Updated: October 24, 2016