Mareisha N. Winters Reese
Chief Operating Officer
Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

“I am a Black woman, Christian, wife, daughter, sister, friend, dog Mom, Gen X, introvert, analytical thinker, Native New Yorker, current Southerner, advocate. I #LiveInclusively by being compassionate and empathetic, by creating spaces for others to be their authentic selves, by being accepting of others differences and being curious to learn more about them and by building bridges not walls.”

Mareisha N. Winters Reese is chief operating officer of The Winters Group, Inc. As chief operating officer, Mareisha’s primary responsibility includes leading the firm’s finance, human resources, information systems, marketing and branding, and client management operations.

Prior to her role as chief operating officer, Mareisha served as vice president of The Winters Group where her contributions to supporting The Winters Group’s growth included significant enhancements to the firm’s technology infrastructure, web presence, social media platforms, and client service offerings. Before joining The Winters Group in 2012, Mareisha worked as Program Manager of a National Science Foundation grant focusing on diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte, NC. Mareisha worked for 6 years at Northrop Grumman where she gained a variety of experience working in their business management, supply chain management and engineering business units. Mareisha’s experience also includes time working at a small DC based software company and the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Mareisha is a contributing author in Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change (February, 2023) with her chapter, Justice in Procurement, and in the second edition of We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics.

She was named to Diversity MBA’s Top 100 Under 50 Executive and Emerging Leaders and Diversity Woman Media’s The Power 100 List. In 2023, Mareisha was named a Who’s Who in Black Charlotte and was recognized in the Charlotte Business Journal’s Power 100 and Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching. 

A graduate of both Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology, Mareisha holds undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. In 2009, she received her MBA and MS in Information Systems from University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Mareisha is a certified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®).

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