Meet Bed, Bath & Beyond’s new CEO, Mary Winston. She’s the first African American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company since Ursula Burns stepped down as the CEO of Xerox in 2017. Winston was an executive vice president and chief financial officer of Family Dollar Stores. In fact, in 2015, she was listed on African-American Enterprise’s roster of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.”
“Bed Bath & Beyond has a significant opportunity to drive value creation by building on its great brands and strong customer affinity,” said Patrick Gaston, Independent Chairman of the Bed Bath & Beyond Board via a press release.“As the Company continues its efforts to improve its financial performance and enhance its competitive position, the Board determined that now is the right time to identify the next generation of leadership.
We are fortunate to have someone of Mary’s caliber to serve as Interim CEO while the Board conducts a search for a permanent successor, and are confident in her ability to lead the Company forward during this transition period,” he added. “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 heartfelt life events,” stated Winston also through a press release.
“Together with the Board, including the members of the Business Transformation and Strategy Review Committee, the leadership team and our more than 60,000 associates, I look forward to building an even stronger future for Bed Bath & Beyond. As we continue to review our business initiatives, we will be focused on driving continued margin improvement, enhancing the in-store and online experience, and accelerating our transformation to the benefit of our shareholders, customers, and other stakeholders,” she said.bedd