Laura Jean Alber

President & Chief Executive Officer at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Laura Jean Alber

Laura Jean Alber

President & Chief Executive Officer at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Biography

* Chief Executive Officer since 2010
* President since 2006
* President, Pottery Barn Brands, 2002-2006
* Executive Vice President, Pottery Barn, 2000-2002
* Senior Vice President, Pottery Barn Catalog and Pottery Barn Kids Retail, 1999-2000
* Director, Fitbit, Inc. (fitness trackers) since 2016
* Director, RealD Inc. (3D technologies), 2013-2015

Overview
Career Highlights

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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346

Primary Location

Belvedere, CA

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1969

Age

50

Number of Awards

1

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at DFS Group LP (Hawaii)

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Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Gap, Inc.

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Executive Vice President-Global Operations at PepsiCo, Inc.

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Senior Vice President-Cognitive Applications at International Business Machines Corporation

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Senior Advisor at TPG Capital, LP

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Former President at The Chartered Institute of Marketing

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Former Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President-Finance & Administration at Agilent Technologies, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer, Director at Coach Foundation, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Long Meadow Ranch Winery, Inc.

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Education
B.A. in Psychology

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1995 - Current

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States and Canada. Our brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We successfully market them through all three major channels — retail stores, catalogs, and the Internet. williams sonoma, Business Sales Among all of our brands, we cover every room in the house: from the kitchen to the living room, bedroom, home office, and even the hall closet. To learn more about who we are, where we came from and what we've accomplished, visit our corporate timeline

Professional
Prior

Gap, Inc. operates as a global apparel retail company. It offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women and children. The company operates through segments: Gap Global, Old Navy Global, Banana Republic Global, Athleta, and Intermix. The Gap Global segment includes apparel and accessories for men and women under the Gap brand, along with the GapKids, BabyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody and GapFit collections. The Old Navy Global segment offers clothing and accessories for adults and children. The Banana Republic Global segment provides clothing, eyewear, jewelry, shoes, handbags and fragrances. The Athleta segment offers fitness apparel for women. The Intermix segment features styles from various designers. Gap was founded by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher in July 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Professional
Prior

Contempo Casuals, a subsidiary of The Wet Seal LLC, is a company headquartered in the United States focused on women's clothing stores. The firm was acquired by Seal123, Inc. from Harcourt General, Inc. on 06 Jul 95 for $1 million.

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Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K +
2016

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$100K +
2015

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$25K - $50K
2014

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #20
2014
Fortune Magazine - Business Person of the Year
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