Meet The New CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond One of The First Black Women To Lead A Fortune 500 Company

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has announced that Mary Winston, a seasoned executive of the public company that recently joined the Board of Directors of Bed Bath & Beyond, has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive, effective immediately.

Winston is a seasoned executive with extensive expertise in governance across a wide range of industries, serving for many years on large boards of public companies and audit committees.

She has a strong background in all aspects of finance and accounting as well as M&A experience, corporate strategy, corporate governance / compliance, cost restructuring programs and investment.
Among other positions, she worked as

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Family Dollar Stores Inc.

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Giant Eagle Inc.
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Scholastic Corporation.
  • Vice President and Controller at Visteon Corporation and Vice President
  • Global Financial Operations at Pfizer Inc., Pharm.

  • She began her career at Arthur Andersen & Co as a CPA and auditor.

Ms. Winston is a fellow governance board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She currently serves as President of WinsCo Enterprises Inc., a consulting firm of financial and management committee. She has served on Plexus Corp and SuperValu Inc. boards and is currently a member of Acuity Brands, Inc., Domtar Corporation and Dover Corporation boards.

Talking about her educational qualifications she has bagged a number of achievements in that too some of which include

  • Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin
  • an MBA in Finance
  • Marketing and International Business from the Kellogg Graduate School a
  • Northwestern University
  • and is a CPA, as well as a NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

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