As H-E-B’s group vice president of public affairs, diversity and environmental affairs, Winell Herron regularly travels the state to engage with communities, customers, and over 116,000 store partners, or employees. “I grew up on a 100-acre dairy farm outside of Austin as the youngest of eight siblings, so I believe in family first,” says the fun-loving community advocate who inherited a strong work ethic from her father.
She serves on the boards of March of Dimes, Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of African American Culture, the Ensemble Theatre and Community Artists’ Collective. In San Antonio, where H-E-B is headquartered, Winell is a board trustee for the University of Incarnate Word, a board member of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and Texas Lyceum, and a member of the MD Anderson Board of Visitors. She and husband, Doug Herron, also lend their support to Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Houston Chapter of The LinksInc.
Herron earned her executive MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2000.