Deon Riley

Chief Human Resources Officer at Bath & Body Works

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.



  • Chief Human Resources Officer

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