Teresa Payne-Nunn

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Retired Executive

Teresa Payne-Nunn is a proven executive with over 30 years of experience leading global organizations serving the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She is known for her track record of transforming underperforming organizations to consistently deliver results far exceeding company and industry expectations.

She retired as Senior Vice President of the Americas with Xerox Corporation, where she led the company's most profitable and highest revenue growth division worldwide. In addition to her fiduciary profit and loss responsibility, she was accountable for strategy development, industry-specific services, solutions design, and overall client engagement. She previously held other executive positions in leading companies, including Senior Vice President, U.S. Federal Operations with Xerox Corporation. In that role, she led the winning pursuits of the largest contract awards in the company's history. She was the Healthcare Industry General Manager with Xerox Global Services and Senior Vice President, U.S. East Sales with W. W. Grainger, Inc., where she had profit and loss responsibility over $1B in revenue and led over 600 employees.|

Dedicated to giving back to the community in Ms. Payne-Nunn's retirement, she served as Vice President and Chief Member Officer of The Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for black board directors, CEOs, and senior executives. The member services department she led was responsible for developing, coordinating, and marketing programs, benefits, and initiatives to enhance, inform and engage the organization's more than 800 members professionally and personally. Within her first year, she took the organization from 5 annual programs to over 40 and automated several processes that increased member engagement and improved operational efficiency and effectiveness.  

Ms. Payne-Nunn serves as the Washington Area Women's Foundation Board Secretary, the Hampton University School of Engineering Advisory Board, and the Port Discovery Children's Museum Board. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington, is on the Board Finance Committee, and is a Women in Technology member. She formerly served as Suited for Change Board Treasurer, the U. S. State Department Overseas Schools Advisory Council, and the Xerox Political Action Committee. She is a recipient of Maryland's Top 100 Women Award, the Black Women's Leadership Council Award, and the YWCA Woman of Excellence Award.

Ms. Payne-Nunn earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. She received executive leadership certificates from Dartmouth University, Tuck School of Business, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Smith College.