Mary R. Nixon

Mary is a Vice President in Finance for Yum! Brands, Inc. Most recently she has led the Global Tax and Internal Audit functions covering over 40,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries. She began her career there as Controller for the US KFC Division in 1996, after spending 9 years with Ernst & Young, followed by 10 years with PNC Bank. She has been involved in numerous community activities including board or other volunteer leadership positions with Metro United Way, Home of the Innocents, the Louisville Ballet, Junior Achievement and the  Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She currently is a member of the Kentucky Derby Host Program, serves on the Board of the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and on the Advisory Board of Western Kentucky University, her alma mater.