Board of Directors
NACD Public Company Board of the Year (2021)
Three Rivers Chapter
Noel Spiegel, Lead Independent Director, named as a
National Association of Corporate Directors Top 100
AEO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Chairman of the Board
and Chief Executive Officer
Since 1992, Jay has been a visionary leader for American Eagle Outfitters. Together, with his father Jerome Schottenstein, the two forged a path that led to the evolution of AEO from a single brand company, to a multi-brand global business. Jay has been instrumental in the successful growth of American Eagle and the launch of the Aerie brand, and has built a strong foundation for AEO’s leading market position.
Jay returned to AEO as Chief Executive Officer in 2014, a position he previously held from 1992 to 2002.
Suja has been a Director of the Company since March 2018. She serves on the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating, Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees. Suja is the former Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer at CommonSpirit Health where she led tech and digital transformation. She previously held the role of head of digital and information technologies at Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
Deborah A. Henretta
Deb has been a Director of the Company since February 2019. She serves on the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating, Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees. Deb is a partner at Council Advisors (formerly G100 Companies) where she assisted in establishing a Board Excellence program that provides director education on board oversight and governance responsibilities, including in the areas of digital transformation and cybersecurity, as well as a partnership program for New Director Training.
Cary D. McMillan
Cary has been a Director of the Company since June 2007. He is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Cary has served as Chief Executive Officer of True Partners Consulting, LLC, a professional services firm providing tax and other financial services, since December 2005. From October 2001 to April 2004, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. Cary served as Executive Vice President of Sara Lee Corporation, a branded consumer packaged goods company, from January 2000 to April 2004. From November 1999 to December 2001, he served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Sara Lee Corporation. Prior, Cary served as an audit partner with Arthur Anderson LLP.
Janice E. Page
Janice has served as a Director of the Company since June 2004. She is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Prior to her retirement in 1997, Janice spent 27 years in apparel retailing holding numerous merchandising, marketing and operating positions with Sears Roebuck & Company,(“Sears”) including Group Vice President from 1992 to 1997. While at Sears, Janice oversaw men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, as well as athletic footwear and accessories, among other responsibilities. She holds a BA from Pennsylvania State University. Janice has extensive knowledge of the apparel retail industry and brings in-depth experience across diverse consumer product categories as well as retail operations. Her service on other public company boards allows her to provide the Board of Directors with a variety of perspectives on corporate governance issues.
David M. Sable
David has served as a Director of the Company since 2013. He is a member of the Audit and Compensation and Nominating Committees. David currently serves as a Senior Advisor to WPP plc, a multinational communications, advertising, public relations, technology, and commerce holding company (“WPP”), mentoring and consulting across the company. Previously he was Chairman of VMLY&R. He propelled Y&R to a top-five global creative firm at Cannes, developed new resources and practices, expanded the global footprint of subsidiary company VML, and ultimately helped unify Y&R and VML into VMLY&R.
Noel J. Spiegel
Lead Independent Director
Noel has served as a Director of the Company since June 2011. He is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Noel was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he practiced from September 1969 until his retirement in May 2010. In his over 40 year career at Deloitte, he served in numerous management positions, including as Deputy Managing Partner, member of the Executive Committee, Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Transaction Assurance practice, Global Offerings and IFRS practice and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice (Northeast Region), and as Partner-in-Charge of Audit Operations in Deloitte’s New York Office.