Andrea Weiss, Carey ’86

Founder & CEO 
The O Alliance

Andrea Weiss is the founder and chief executive officer of The O Alliance, a global consulting network focused on the transformation of consumer commerce and has had a distinguished career in senior leadership with some of the world’s foremost retailers.

Prior to forming The O Alliance, Weiss was board chair and CEO of two private companies. She was also president of two publicly traded fashion brands, GUESS and dELiA*s. Weiss was also chief stores officer of L Brands, a $14 billion fashion and beauty enterprise and held senior executive roles at ANN Inc. and the Walt Disney Company.

Weiss currently serves on several public boards including Bed Bath & Beyond, Cracker Barrel Restaurant, O’Reilly Auto, and RPT Realty. She also serves on the board of the Fischer Company, a private real estate services and technology firm. Weiss is a senior advisor to leading technology companies, such as Treasure Data, SAP, Zebra Technologies, and TYCO Retail Solutions. Previously, Weiss served on the boards of Chicos, Nutrisystem, Newgistics, Pep Boys, GSI Commerce, Brookstone, and eDiets.

Weiss has opened doors for many women and minorities and is proud to serve as vice chair of the Board of Trustees of Hampton University and on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. As a philanthropist, Ms. Weiss, is the Chair of Delivering Good, a 501 (c) 3, listed by Forbes as a Top 100 non-profit.

Weiss was honored by Crain’s New York as one of “40 Under 40” at age 37. In 2017, she was named by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as one of America’s top 50 public company directors. In 2019, she was included by Women Inc. magazine as one of the Most Influential Corporate Board Directors.

Weiss holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.