WinsCo Enterprises Co-Founder and President Mary Winston was appointed interim CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond earlier this year. As noted in Black Enterprise, the appointment made Winston “the first black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company” in the wake of the departure of Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox.
Winston, who obtained her MBA from Northwestern University, was named interim CEO following the resignation of Steven Temares. She previously served in an executive capacity at various companies, including a position as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Family Dollar Store, Inc., and as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Giant Eagle, Inc. At the time of the new appointment, Winston stated, “This is an important time for Bed Bath & Beyond and we are committed to being the leading omnichannel retailer of choice for the home and heart-felt life events.”
In October, Winston was succeeded by Bed Bath & Beyond President and CEO Mark J. Tritton.