Laura Alber

Laura Alber
Laura Alber
President and CEO
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
A driving force in the growth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Laura Alber has served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of its Board of Directors since 2010. During her tenure, she has held various leadership roles, executing effective growth strategies, driving ecommerce, strengthening brand recognition, and bolstering profits for the company’s portfolio of multi-channel brands—Williams Sonoma, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, West Elm, Mark & Graham, and Rejuvenation. Alber also serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania, and as an advisor to Plexo Capital, an institutional investor formed inside GV (formally Google Ventures) that invests into seed stage VCs (led by women and underrepresented minorities) and technology startups.

Laura received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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June 24
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Leaning into its flourishing multi-banner ecommerce channel, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. separates itself from competitors by scaling its business and grabbing market share along the way. Looking at the year ahead and the long-term future, the home specialty retailer will focus on its three primary differentiators – its in-house design, its digital-first channel strategy, and its values – to fuel the… Read more