Andrew Meslow serves as chief executive officer of Bath & Body Works. He was promoted to CEO of Bath & Body Works in February 2020 after serving as the brand’s chief operating officer for eight years. He joined the L Brands board of directors and became the company's CEO at the close of its annual meeting of stockholders in May 2020. With more than 15 years of experience at Bath & Body Works and 30 years in specialty retail, he brings deep company knowledge, immense retail and financial acumen, and an unwavering commitment to doing the right thing for customers, the business and company associates.
As the COO of Bath & Body Works, Meslow led several areas of the business, including finance, merchandise planning and allocation, store operations and the direct channel. Meslow joined L Brands in 2003, working in roles at Victoria’s Secret and the corporate group before moving to Bath & Body Works in 2005 as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Prior to joining the enterprise, Meslow was with Banana Republic for more than seven years, where he held a variety of leadership positions including vice president/brand CFO. He began his retail career at Ann Taylor in 1991, where he was part of the Loft launch team.
Meslow has served since September 2019 on the board of Lutheran Social Services, a non-profit organization with a mission of uplifting families and strengthening communities across 27 Ohio counties by addressing core societal issues related to food, shelter, safety and healing.
He is a graduate of Princeton University, and lives in New Albany, Ohio with his family.
Wendy Arlin assumed the role of chief financial officer for Bath & Body Works in August 2021. Prior to being promoted to this role, she served as senior vice president, finance and corporate controller for L Brands where she led corporate finance, SEC reporting and accounting, real estate and store design finance, and financial shared services, including inventory control, accounts payable, payroll, and banking and cash management. With L Brands since 2005, Arlin has established, led and maintained a strong finance and accounting organization.
Prior to joining L Brands, Arlin spent 12 years at KPMG LLP in the audit practice and ultimately held the position of partner in charge of the central Ohio consumer and industrial/information, communications and entertainment businesses practices. She also served as a human resources partner managing staff recruitment, deployment, development and retention.
Arlin earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University.
Jamie Bersani was named president, real estate for Bath & Body Works in June 2021 after leading the real estate team for L Brands since April 2006. Bersani is responsible for leveraging relationships and analytics to inform strategic and proactive execution of all retail real estate transactions for the brand.
Bersani joined L Brands in 1986 as a real estate director. He held a variety of roles with increasing leadership until his promotion to president of real estate in April 2014.
Prior to joining L Brands, Bersani worked in tax law and accounting with Coopers & Lybrand and Ernst & Whinney. He is a licensed attorney and CPA in the state of New York and is a three-time graduate of Syracuse University, earning his bachelor’s, master’s and juris doctorate degrees.
Bersani has served as a trustee for the International Council of Shopping Centers and was formerly on the Board of Directors of The Buckeye Ranch, a non-profit organization providing emotional, behavioral and mental health services for children and families.
Chris Cramer became Bath & Body Works’ chief operating officer in 2020 after more than 15 years with the brand. He leads several areas of the business including brand strategy, customer analytics, merchandise planning and allocation, technology and the direct channel.
Cramer joined L Brands in 2001, working in roles for the corporate group before moving to Bath & Body Works as director of finance in 2005. He has held progressively larger roles throughout his tenure, including senior vice president and chief financial officer and executive vice president of merchandise planning and allocation. Most recently he served as the brand’s executive vice president and general manager of the direct channel, leading the business to 14 consecutive quarters of sales growth, with the channel’s sales more than doubling during the period. Earlier in his career, Cramer held positions with IBM and Accenture.
Cramer is an undergraduate of the University of Michigan and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the university’s College of Literature Science & Arts and the Economics Leadership Council for its Economics department. He also sits on the Dean’s Leadership Committee for the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he received his MBA.
Deon Riley serves as chief human resources officer of Bath & Body Works, having joined the business in December 2020. She has responsibility for all human resources practices, including talent acquisition; engagement and retention; organizational development; diversity, equity and inclusion; total rewards; and systems and policy compliance.
Riley is a strategic HR business partner with a well-honed depth and breadth of experience in large, growth-focused, merchant-and brand-driven organizations across the consumer goods, retail and manufacturing sectors.
Prior to joining Bath & Body Works, Riley served as group senior vice president of human resources, culture, diversity and inclusion at Ross Stores where she spent eight years. She started her career in sales at United Technologies Corporation, before growing her human resources career at PepsiCo and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Riley earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, her MBA from Clark Atlanta University and her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. She is a certified executive coach through Columbia University.
Julie Rosen joined Bath & Body Works as its president in September 2020, and has oversight of the long-term, strategic direction of the brand’s product, including lead the design and merchandising functions and delivering the profit-and-loss statement for the business.
Prior to joining Bath & Body Works, Rosen served as president of Ann Inc., part of the Ascena Retail Group, with responsibility for Loft, Loft Outlet, Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory and Lou & Grey.
Rosen has a deep merchant background and a breadth of leadership experience across merchandising, design, planning, production, marketing and stores. She began her career at Banana Republic and took on progressively larger roles within the merchant team for the brand and Gap. After running her own consulting firm with clients that included Nike, Theory and Bare Escentuals, she returned to Banana Republic as executive vice president for North America, with responsibility for a $2 billion book of business and the global product assortment.
Rosen is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Michael Wu serves as chief legal officer and secretary of Bath & Body Works having joined the business in May 2021. Wu oversees the legal and employment compliance teams.
Wu is a three-time public company general counsel and corporate secretary with nearly 30 years of experience in growth companies and retail. He has deep expertise in corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, compliance and risk management, as well as in securities, merger and acquisition and international expansion.
Prior to joining Bath & Body Works, Wu served as chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Madewell, a division of J. Crew, where he drove the company’s preparation for an initial public offering and spin-off prior to J Crew’s bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring, which ended the spin-off. He previously served as general counsel at Carter’s, a leading children’s apparel brand; Rosetta Stone, an education technology software company; and Teleglobe, an international telecommunications company.
Wu earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his juris doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Wu serves on the advisory boards of the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute and the Asian American Bar Association of New York. He is also a member of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association board of directors.