As H-E-B’s vice president of public, diversity and environmental affairs, Winell Herron regularly travels the state to engage with communities, customers, and 87,000 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 University of Incarnate Word and a board member of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and Texas Lyceum. She and husband, Doug Herron, also lend their support to Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Houston Chapter of The LinksInc.
Herron earned her MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2000.