Placed Leaders

Gina Winstead

Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Koya partnered with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh to recruit the inaugural Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility.

As one of the most significant cultural institutions globally, engaging more than 1.5 million individuals a year, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a family of four diverse, dynamic museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In tandem with its mission to provide resources in the fields of art, STEM and natural history to all, CMP also invests in addressing issues surrounding equity.

CMP was seeking a bold leader who would inspire sustainable change and chart the future course for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility objectives across the organization as well as among CMP partnerships.

The search resulted in the appointment of Gina Winstead to the role.

A nonbinary member of the LGBTQ+ community as well as a multiracial person, Winstead is committed to disrupting systems and building creative solutions that advance education, leadership and access to diverse networks. A native of the Pittsburgh region, she has wide-ranging expertise in community development, nonprofit leadership and local entrepreneurship.

Most recently, Winstead was the Assistant Vice President of Membership Development & External Relations of Vibrant Pittsburgh, an economic development nonprofit working to increase local workplace diversity, and inclusion. There, she worked with private and public sector organization members to advance DEI strategies, philanthropic initiatives, and social impact efforts in addition to designing employer outreach strategies and directing external relations.

As a strong advocate for tech equity, belonging and entrepreneurship, Winstead was named the first-ever Director of Diversity & Inclusion at the Pittsburgh Technology Council while holding dual roles as Director of Member Engagement and as the PA Keystone Innovation Zone Coordinator.

In 2021, Winstead graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s Executive Leadership & Negotiation Academy for Women on a scholarship from Tepper School of Business Executive Education Department. She is also a graduate of the EDGE Women’s Leadership program and current THRIVE Women’s Leadership cohort.

She was honored in New Pittsburgh Courier Fab40 in 2022 and Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 in 2020 by Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP.

Winstead is a Board Member of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. She is a Founding Executive Board Member of 412 Black Jewish Collaborative and a Councilperson at Carlow University’s Advisory Council for the College of Arts and Sciences Education.

Winstead holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Read the announcement: Carnegie Museums hires vice president for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility