Donna A. James

Donna A. James

Managing Director, Lardon & Associates LLC

Ms. James is Managing Director of Lardon & Associates LLC, a business and executive advisory services firm she established in 2006 after retiring from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Nationwide Financial Services.

Ms. James served in roles of increasing responsibility over her 25 years with Nationwide including President of Nationwide Strategic Investments and Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer. Ms. James serves as a director of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices, The Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE: HIG), an investment and insurance company, and Xponance, a private company providing investment management services. Prior to the spin-off of VS&Co, Ms. James served as a director of L Brands from 2003 to 2021. She previously served as a director of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), a transportation fuels refiner, from 2011 to 2018 and as a board advisor from 2019 through 2020. Ms. James also served as a director of CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO), a holding company for a group of insurance companies, from 2007 to 2011, as a director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: KO), a nonalcoholic beverages manufacturer and distributor, from 2005 to 2012, and as a director of Time Warner Cable Inc., a provider of video, data and voice services, from 2009 to 2016.

Ms. James brings her executive experience, financial expertise, service on several boards of directors and experience with respect to corporate diversity and related issues to the VS&Co Board. 

Independent Director
Chairman of the Board