Patricia (Tosh) Barron
ADVISOR TO TREWSTAR
Advisor to Trewstar and member of the Executive Committee on the Board of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Ambassador, Veterans Trans Atlantic Partnership, the U.S. arm of the UK. Charity Walking With the Wounded. She is an advisor to Military Child Education Coalition
Tosh has an MBA from Harvard Business School (1972), and a Diploma from Bedford College of Physical Education, Cambridge Institute of Education (1964).
Patricia (Tosh) Barron, has had a long career of senior executive, and corporate and non-profit board leadership. Tosh spent six years (1972-1978) at McKinsey and Company, as a Consultant in the Operations Practice, primarily focusing on global strategy and operations improvement for manufacturing and service companies.
Tosh then joined Xerox Corporation where she had a twenty year career, retiring in 199. As a Corporate Officer, she held the positions of President of the $600 million Xerox Engineering Division, President of the $8 billion Office Products Division, and Chief Information Officer. From 2000-2003, Tosh was an Executive-in-Residence and Clinical Associate Professor at Stern School of Business, New York University, teaching MBA courses in Leadership and Corporate Governance. Tosh has served on seven Corporate Boards. She was Lead Director and Chair of the Governance Committee of Teleflex Corporation; Voce Chair of the Board of USAA; Lead Director of Quaker Chemical Corporation. Her earlier Boards were Aramark Corporation, Frontier Corporation, Ultralife Corporation (Chair of the Board), and Reynolds Metals Corporation.
Tosh has served on the boards of various non-profit organizations with a focus on development and health in the poorest countries (Women’s World Banking and the International Trachoma Initiative) and to education (St. Joseph’s College, National Committee for Education and the Economy, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and Chair, Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement.) Tosh served as a member of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School. Tosh is a member of The Economic Club of New York, Committee of 200, an association of women business leaders, Paradigm for Parity a recently created organization to encourage CEO’s to bring more women into the executive ranks, faster, and Women Corporate Directors. Tosh was recognized as one of the Top 100 Board Directors by the National Association of Corporate Directors in 2014.