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Executive Leadership

Jay Schottenstein

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.

Jennifer Foyle

President, Executive Creative Director –
AE & Aerie

Jen joined AEO in August 2010 to lead the Aerie brand and expanded her scope to also oversee the strategic vision of American Eagle in 2020, rising to the position of President, Executive Creative Director – AE & Aerie. She has been an instrumental force in Aerie’s rapid expansion to a nearly $2 billion brand and has been the catalyst for fueling the next chapter of growth at AE. In her role, Jen leads Design, Merchandising, Marketing, Visual and Business Strategies.

Marisa Baldwin

Executive Vice President,
Chief Human Resources Officer

Marisa joined AEO in September 2021 as Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer, overseeing all aspects of the associate experience and the company’s vibrant culture. She provides the strategic vision for the human resources team, which includes talent acquisition and retention, learning and development, total rewards, and people operations and analytics. Marisa also provides executive oversight for the AEO Foundation, ESG and IDEA. AEO’s most important asset is its people and Marisa is committed to upholding a community of belonging and purpose where associates are excited to work and grow their careers.

Sarah Clarke
Executive Vice President –
Chief Supply Chain Officer

Sarah joined AEO in October 2023 as Executive Vice President – Chief Supply Chain Officer, where she leads all aspects of the company’s global supply chain. In this role, Sarah oversees Distribution, Production and Sourcing for AEO’s portfolio of brands, and Quiet Platforms. Through her talent-first and performance driven mindset, Sarah is focused on generating operational excellence and strong commercial results with a best-in-class team.

Sarah is a strategic leader with more than two decades of extensive experience in supply chain management across several large-scale, multi-brand retail organizations. She joins AEO from PVH Corporation, where she held the role of Chief Supply Chain Officer.

Mike Mathias
Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer

Mike first joined the company more than 20 years ago and has a deep knowledge of AEO’s stores and operations, in both finance and operational areas including e-commerce, store finance, Aerie planning, strategy and business development. In his current role, Mike oversees numerous business areas, including Finance, Merchandise Planning, Legal, Real Estate & Construction, Global Asset Protection, Workforce Management, Internal Audit, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Mike is a strategic leader with a unique and significant understanding of the company’s industry-leading business. His operational and financial expertise are instrumental in driving AEO’s profitable growth.

Valerie van Ogtrop

Executive Vice President – Brand Operations

Valerie joined AEO in October 2023 as Executive Vice President – Brand Operations where she has full accountability for Brand Finance and Strategy, Merchandise Planning, Workforce Management, and AEO Stores and Store Operations throughout the U.S. and Canada. In this role, Valerie utilizes her deep industry knowledge to set the long-term vision for driving greater brand collaboration and fueling continued profitable topline and bottom-line growth across the American Eagle and Aerie brands.