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:
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.