Theodore Adams

Co-Founder and Chairman

Grant Street Partners, LLC

Ted serves as Vice President & Sr. Counsel for Company Affairs at L Brands, a diversified specialty retailer based in Columbus, Ohio.  In this role, Ted provides strategic advice to the company and its Chairman and Founder in all facets of corporate external affairs and government relations.

L Brands, through Victoria’s Secret, PINK and Bath & Body Works, operates 2,943 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Greater China, and its brands are also sold in more than 650 franchised locations worldwide.  Created in 1963, L Brands is the largest owner-founder led lingerie, beauty, and home fragrance company in America.  

Prior to joining L Brands in 2001, Ted served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, Deputy Counsel to Ohio Governor George Voinovich, senior advisor to Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery, Judicial Clerk for United States District Court Judge George C. Smith, and General Counsel to the Ohio Student Commission.

Ted presently serves or has served on several boards including The Ohio State University Behavior Health and Department of Psychiatry Development Board, the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Prevent Blindness Ohio, the Make-a-Wish Foundation for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, the Mount Carmel Health Foundation, the Columbus Legal Aid Society, the United States Senate Commission for Judicial Vacancies, Jobs Ohio Beverage, the New Albany Community Authority, the The Ohio State University Advisory Council for Public Policy.

Ted earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Wittenberg University, a law degree from The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law, and a master’s degree in Sports Management from The Ohio State University School of Human Ecology and Education.

Ted and his family reside in New Albany, Ohio.

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