Deon Riley

by Justin Cates
Deon Riley
Chief Human Resources Officer
Bath & Body Works

Deon Riley serves as Chief Human Resources Officer of Bath & Body Works, having joined the business in December 2020. She leads all human resources practices, including talent management, organizational development; diversity, equity and inclusion; total rewards, internal communications and community affairs and philanthropy.

Riley is a strategic business leader with 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. Riley started her career in sales at United Technologies Corporation, before growing her human resources career at PepsiCo and Abercrombie & Fitch, where she helped lead the brand’s international expansion.

Riley has a passion for volunteering, and regularly involves her family in her efforts with Habitat for Humanity and working in local food banks.

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.

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