Mary Winston

Vice Chair
Mary Winston


Mary A. 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:

  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a leading global aerospace and defense technology company with market cap of about $70 billion, where she serves on the Compensation and Policy committees.
  • Toronto Dominion Bank and TD US Bank, (NYSE: TD), the second largest bank in Canada with C$1.9T in assets, and market cap over $100 billion. She serves on the parent company audit committee, is the interim chair of the TD US Bank audit committee and a member of the US HR committee.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) operator of over 3,000 restaurants, with about 100,000 employees and market cap over $40 billion, where she serves on the Audit Committee.
  • Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE: AYI) a manufacturer of lighting and energy management technology solutions with about $6 billion market cap, where she is Audit Committee Chair and serves on the Governance committee, after serving on the Compensation committee.

Winston serves on the NACD Board of Directors, after having served as Chair of the Board of NACD Carolinas.

Winston previously served on the boards of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, Domtar Corp, Dover Corp, Supervalu Inc. and Plexus Corp, serving on their audit, finance, compensation and nominating & governance committees.

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 at Family Dollar Stores Inc., a leading discount retailer (acquired by Dollar Tree); Giant Eagle Inc., a leading grocery and fuel retailer; and Scholastic Corp, a global leader in publishing 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 company's CEOs and boards.

Among several honors, Ms. Winston was named one of the "Top 25 Black Directors", "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.