WOMEN CEO REPORT

- Graybar

Kathy Mazzarella

Graybar

Kathleen Mazzarella is Chairman, President and CEO of Graybar, the leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products. In 1980, Kathleen began her career at Graybar in customer service, and proving her value, earned a spot as an executive at the corporate level. She worked tirelessly under all divisions at Graybar including strategic accounts, human resources, strategic planning, sales, and marketing resulting in her being named CEO in 2012. In addition to her corporate responsibilities, she contributes to the community through her efforts on the board of many leading institutions. Additionally, Kathleen founded WINGS, Women Influencing Graybar’s Success. As a mentor, she felt it was essential to form a group where female employees and executives could network, share their stories, and support the success of women in business. Her undergraduate degree is from National-Lewis University, and she holds an MBA from Webster University.

Year appointed: 2012