Emily Meehan

Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, Union Square & Co.

Emily Thomas Meehan is Chief Creative Officer and Publisher at Union Square & Co. 

Emily Thomas Meehan joined Barnes & Noble in 2021. She oversees all operations for Union Square & Co. and leads new strategies for both children’s and adult titles. Prior to joining the company, she 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 acquired for and oversaw a broad publishing program that included Mo Willems, Rick Riordan, Dhonielle Clayton, Alexandra Bracken, Holly Black, and Dan Buettner. 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. There she discovered and launched the careers of many bestselling authors, including Jenny Han, Jennifer E. Smith, and Melissa de la Cruz.