Romney Institute Alumni Board

Mary L. Wintch, MPA 1979

Mary L. Wintch, MPA 1979

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Current Position: MPA 1979 Class Rep
Member Since: 2011

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Job Title: Retired: Human Resource Officer
Company: United States Forest Service


  • Music (piano & cello)
  • Fine arts (watercolor & oil)
  • History
  • Gardening


Mary Wintch began her federal career as a presidential management intern working for the Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She transferred to the Department of Navy to work with the innovative China Lake Human Resources Demonstration Project, following which she supervised staff at the Naval Ship Weapons Systems Engineering Station and Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station in Southern California.

Mary was then appointed the Human Resources Operations Chief for US Department of Agriculture’s marketing and regulatory programs, where she also provided HR support for the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. She returned to her roots in Utah to serve as the Forest Service Human Resources Officer for Utah National Forests. After her department consolidated HR, she provided HR policy and special projects support for the national office. She was instrumental in developing and implementing a new automated HR staffing system for the Forest Service and USDA.

Mary retired from the Forest Service the summer of 2013. Since then, she has become involved with local government and currently serves as a Manti City councilmember. Mary holds a bachelor's of fine arts from Utah State University and a Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University.