Barbara Maynard Chilson '69 was most recently the senior vice president of Reveo, following a stint as the CEO of Globalspec.com, a position she accepted in early 2000. Just prior to that she was president of Grainger Parts. Grainger is the leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operating supplies in North America. She was elected their first female president.
She graduated from William Smith summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in modern languages. She initially taught Spanish and English at the high school level and then returned to school for a master's degree in business administration, concentrating in marketing and finance, at the University of Chicago.
She has been an active alumna and has served the Colleges in many ways, including as president of the Alumnae Association and two terms as an elected member of the Board of Trustees.
Other Education: Master's degree in business administration, concentrating in marketing and finance, at the University of Chicago