Brooks Pierce partner Ed Winslow was recently honored by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce with its Denise E. Maleska Leadership Service Award. The award, which was presented at the annual Leadership Greensboro graduation dinner on May 18, recognizes an individual who has shown lifelong dedication to leadership and community service.
“I am so pleased to be recognized in this way,” Winslow said. “It’s a genuine honor to be associated with Greensboro’s vibrant tradition of community engagement and its many, many servants and leaders. I am a member of a great law firm and I live in a great city. Trying to make a contribution is what you do when you have that.”
Since moving from Tarboro to Greensboro in 1974, Winslow has contributed to a number of local and regional community initiatives, boards and organizations. He has held leadership roles with Hospice of Greensboro, the United Arts Council, the Canterbury School, the Carolina Theatre Commission and the Greensboro Economic Development Partnership, among other organizations. He is currently the chairman of the Guilford College Board of Trustees, a role he was elected to in 2014 after joining the board in 2005.
An attorney with more than 40 years of experience, primarily in banking law, Winslow served as managing partner of Brooks Pierce from 2000 to 2015. During his tenure, the firm grew in both size and reputation as the go-to firm for complex business litigation, constitutional controversies and sophisticated business governance, regulation, planning and transactions.
“I could not think of anyone more deserving for this award,” said Reid Phillips, managing partner of Brooks Pierce. “Through his dedication and service to so many organizations, Ed helped to create a culture of community service at Brooks Pierce that has been embraced by so many of our attorneys. Ed has made a lasting impact on many community organizations, including our libraries, our arts programs, our professional associations, and our educational institutions. He is an outstanding example of the type of community leadership to which we should all aspire.”