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Jay Schottenstein

Various roles | Chairman & CEO

American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

Miami Beach, FL, USA

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Jay’s Biography

Jay Schottenstein is well respected in the retail industry with over four decades of experience directing numerous businesses which form the Schottenstein Family of Companies. He currently serves as the CEO and Executive Chairman of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO).

Founded in 1977, American Eagle Outfitters has been guided through decades of change and innovation by Jay, who helped grow AEO into the most popular brand of jeans in its demographic and among women of all ages.

Jay and his expert knowledge of merchandising, operations, real estate and brand building has helped AEO grow from a store carrying other company’s brands to a vertically integrated owned multi-brand specialty retailer that has transformed AEO into a global leader in casual and affordable apparel. Jay has skillfully led the retailer through numerous store expansions and built the company's omni-capabilities and digital business to be best in class.

In addition to his role at AEO, Jay serves as Chairman, President and CEO of Schottenstein Stores Corp., Chairman and CEO of American Signature Inc.,...
Jay Schottenstein is well respected in the retail industry with over four decades of experience directing numerous businesses which form the Schottenstein Family of Companies. He currently serves as the CEO and Executive Chairman of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO).

Founded in 1977, American Eagle Outfitters has been guided through decades of change and innovation by Jay, who helped grow AEO into the most popular brand of jeans in its demographic and among women of all ages.

Jay and his expert knowledge of merchandising, operations, real estate and brand building has helped AEO grow from a store carrying other company’s brands to a vertically integrated owned multi-brand specialty retailer that has transformed AEO into a global leader in casual and affordable apparel. Jay has skillfully led the retailer through numerous store expansions and built the company's omni-capabilities and digital business to be best in class.

In addition to his role at AEO, Jay serves as Chairman, President and CEO of Schottenstein Stores Corp., Chairman and CEO of American Signature Inc., Executive Chairman of Designer Brands, Inc. (NYSE:DBI), Chairman of SB360 Capital Partners, Chairman of Second Avenue Capital Partners, Chairman of Schottenstein Property Group and others.

In addition to his many professional duties and obligations, Jay and his wife Jeanie are deeply involved in supporting charitable organizations worldwide through the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Foundation. Jay and his family support a variety of organizations, such as the Columbus Museum of Art, The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children's Hospital, United Way, American Red Cross, and several mental health and anti-bias educational initiatives.

Jay graduated from Indiana University Bloomington's Kelley School of Business with a BS in Business Administration.
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Jay’s Newsfeed

Miami's Community News
Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Family Gift Funds Center for Behavioral Health

The new Center for Behavioral Health at Mount Sinai Medical Center offers inpatient psychiatric services to adult and geriatric patients.

 

Footwear News
American Eagle Outfitters Chairman and CEO Jay Schottenstein Honored...

Jay Schottenstein was recognized at the 80th Annual Father of the Year Awards, and he disussed the influence his family has had on him over the years as well as how he has passed his father's values onto his own children.

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Jay’s Background

American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
Various roles | Chairman & CEO
1992 - Present
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle® and Aerie® brands. Its other brands include Offline, Tailgate, Todd Snyder NY, and Unsubscribed.
American Signature, Inc.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1992 - Present
Columbus, OH, USA
A family-founded, family-led business for almost 75 years, American Signature, Inc. still stands on the core mission that started it all: to provide a furniture destination you can rely on. For style. For quality. For value. It is the parent company to Value City Furniture and American Signature Furniture operating 119 stores, 4 distribution centers and 3 manufacturing facilities in 18 states.
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Jay’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

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Schottenstein Stores Corporation
Chairman
1992 - Present
Columbus, OH, USA
Schottenstein Stores Corporation, together with its affiliates, administers and manages the Schottenstein family’s many business investments.
American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
Chairman
1982 - Present
Columbus, OH, USA
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle® and Aerie® brands. It is recognized as the number one jean brand in its demographic and number one for women of all ages.
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Philanthropy

The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Center For Behavioral Health at Mount Sinai Medical Center
2022 - Present
Miami Beach, FL, USA
The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Behavioral Health is funded by a generous gift from the Schottenstein family. It offers both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services to adult and geriatric patients.
The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel
Supporter
2016 - Present
Jerusalem, IL
The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel, constructed in Jerusalem, allows visitors to see cultural treasures discovered and excavated in Israel in past centuries. The campus is a unique architectural gem covering approximately 387,500 square feet.
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Media

Schottensteins fund mental health center in Florida
Apr 2022
Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein are funding a behavioral health center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., continuing their efforts to provide support for mental health issues.
Giving 2019: Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Share Why They Give
Dec 2021
Columbus, OH, USA
Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein are profiled in the local Columbus Monthly and speak about their charitable legacy.
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Interviews

CEO Talks: Jay Schottenstein Reflects on a Lifetime in the Retail Industry
Feb 2021
Columbus, OH, USA
Jay Schottenstein, CEO of American Eagle Outfitters, talks fashion in the time of COVID-19, the future of retail, and what he's learned in his 50-plus years in the business.

Features

Jeanie & Jay Schottenstein on Mental Health Care
Nov 2021
Columbus, OH, USA
The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Family Foundation contributed $10 million to develop the new Jeffrey Schottenstein Program for Resilience, which aims to support students dealing with mental health issues.

Awards & Endorsements

American Red Cross
Humanitarian of the Year
2010
Columbus, OH, USA
The Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein by the American Red Cross Greater Columbus Chapter for their support and dedication to the organization.
Indiana University | Kelley School of Business
Academy of Alumni Fellows
2007
Bloomington, IN, USA
Indiana University recognizes each honoree's particular accomplishments and the years of dedication and hard work that led to their recognition. The honorees represent the breadth and depth of what has been accomplished throughout the course of IU's 200-year existence and serve as inspiration for future generations.

Jay’s Education