Kohl’s appointed Wendy C. Arlin to its Board of Directors as an independent director. Arlin, who most recently served as CFO for Bath & Body Works, Inc., reportedly brings over three decades of experience in corporate finance, financial reporting, oversight, and accounting, with expertise in the consumer industry.

“We are pleased to welcome Wendy to the Board,” said Board Chair Peter Boneparth. “Her deep financial, accounting and industry experience adds to the existing strength of the Board. Wendy is an excellent addition to our Board as we continue to focus on supporting the company’s strategic growth plan and delivering shareholder value.”

Arlin’s appointment is “part of the ongoing Board refreshment process at Kohl’s, which continues to bring in relevant, experienced leaders.”

“As a retail veteran, I’m excited to join Kohl’s Board of Directors. This is a brand and business that I deeply respect, and I’m eager to serve the company and our shareholders during this dynamic time in the retail industry,” said Arlin. “I appreciate the warm welcome from the Board and I look forward to working with the directors and the Kohl’s leadership team in the years ahead.”

Arlin has held leadership roles at L Brands, Inc. for nearly 20 years and, most recently, as EVP and CFO of Bath & Body Works, Inc. from 2021 through her July 2023 retirement. Before her role as CFO of BBWI and before the spin-off of BBWI, Arlin was SVP, finance and corporate controller of L Brands, Inc. from 2005 to 2021. She is a certified public accountant.

Before joining L Brands, Arlin spent 12 years at KPMG, LLP in the audit practice and ultimately was made a partner in charge of the central Ohio consumer and industrial/information, communications and entertainment business practices.

In addition to the Kohl’s Board, Arlin serves as a director of The Wendy’s Company on the Audit Committee, and the WK Kellogg Co. on the Compensation and Talent Committee. She is also the chair of the Audit committee. 

Arlin has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Stanford University.

Photos courtesy Kohl’s, Wendy’s Company