Emily Meehan

Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, Union Square & Co. at Barnes & Noble

Ms. Meehan joined Barnes & Noble in 2021 and oversees all of Sterling Publishing’s operations and leads new strategies for both children’s and adult titles.

Prior to joining the company, Ms. Meehan was Vice President and Publisher at Disney Book Group, where she led creative and global commercial strategy for its trade publishing imprints, Hyperion and National Geographic, as well as branded trade title strategy for brands such as ESPN, Marvel and Lucas. She also pioneered the book publishing division’s book-to-screen development engine.

Ms. Meehan began her career at Simon & Schuster as an editorial assistant where she realized her childhood dream of reading books for a living.

Ms. Meehan graduated from Appalachian State University in North Caroline and lives in Westchester, NY with her husband, two children, one Golden Retriever and one Siamese cat.


  • Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, Union Square & Co.

    Current role

  • Chief Creative Officer & Publisher, Sterling Publishing

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