Emily Meehan

Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, Sterling Publishing

Emily Thomas Meehan is Chief Creative Officer and Publisher at Sterling Publishing. 

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 Carolina and lives in Westchester, NY with her husband, two children, one Golden Retriever and one Siamese cat.