Family Dollar Stores, a convenience store chain, has named Mary Winston as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). Winston will report to Howard Levine, chairman and CEO, and will have executive responsibility for Family Dollar’s financial operations, including accounting, treasury, tax, financial planning, investor relations, and internal audit.
In conjunction with this change, Kenneth Smith, former senior vice president (SVP) – CFO, expects to leave the company, serving in a transition role as SVP – finance until October 2012.
Prior to joining Family Dollar, Winston served for four years as SVP and CFO of Giant Eagle, a US$9bn grocery chain which operates supermarket and fuel/convenience stores. She also previously served as EVP and CFO of Scholastic Corporation, a children’s publishing and media company; as vice president, treasurer and then controller of Visteon, an automotive parts supplier; and as vice president, global financial operations, of Pfizer, a global pharmaceutical company.
Winston earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a certified public accountant (CPA). Winston also serves on the board of directors for Plexus and Dover. She serves as chair of the audit committee for Dover.
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