Mary A. Winston

President & CEO, WinsCo Enterprises

Ms. Winston is an experienced executive and corporate board member who served as interim Chief Executive Officer at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, as well as Chief Financial Officer at three large industry leading corporations. She leverages her executive and financial experience to bring value to the corporate boardroom, where she has years of experience serving as an SEC financial expert. 

Ms. Winston currently serves on the following public company boards: 

  • Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE: AYI), a manufacturer of lighting and energy management technology solutions  with $4 billion in revenue and market cap, where she is Audit Committee Chair and serves on the  Governance committee, after serving on the Compensation committee for two years. 
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY), a retailer specializing in home décor, furnishings and  accessories with $10 billion in revenue. After serving as interim CEO, Winston served on the  Transformation & Strategy committee and now serves on the Nominating & Governance Committee.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), operator of over 2,600 restaurants, with over 93,000 employees and market cap over $35 billion, where she serves on the Audit Committee.
  • Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS), a manufacturer of paper, pulp and fiber-based consumer products  with approx. $5 billion in revenue, where she serves on the Audit and Finance committees. 
  • Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), a global diversified manufacturer of industrial products with revenues  of approx. $8 billion and market cap over $17 billion, where she served as Chair of the Audit committee  for ten years and now serves on the Compensation and Finance committees.

Winston previously served on the boards of Supervalu Inc. and Plexus Corporation. She serves as Chair of the  Board of the NACD Carolinas Chapter and a member of other philanthropic boards. 

Ms. Winston combines these experiences in her current role as President & CEO of WinsCo Enterprises, which  provides financial and board advisory consulting services to large corporations and their board of directors. 

Previously, Ms. Winston served in three EVP, Chief Financial Officer roles; including at Family Dollar Stores Inc., a leading discount retailer with almost $11 billion in revenue (acquired by Dollar Tree in 2015); Giant Eagle  Inc., a leading grocery and fuel retailer with almost $11 billion in revenue; and Scholastic Corp, a global leader in  publishing, education and media. Winston served in senior financial roles with Pfizer Inc and at Visteon, and began her career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen. With broad financial responsibility, as well as  experience managing strategy, M&A, investor relations, procurement and communications functions, as well as  leading major cost-reduction programs, and implementing strong internal control & corporate governance  programs, Ms. Winston was a valued strategic advisor to these companies CEOs and board of directors.  

Among several honors, Ms. Winston was named one of the “Most Influential Corporate Directors”, “Most  Influential Black Corporate Directors,” “Directors to Watch,” “Most Powerful Women in Business” and “Most  Influential People in Finance.” She has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Bloomberg Business News and has  been quoted in Reuters Business News and the Wall Street Journal. 

Ms. Winston holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA in Finance,  Marketing and International Business from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School, and is a CPA, as  well as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.