Laura J. Alber serves as President and Chief Executive Ofﬁcer for Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
During her tenure, Alber 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.
Alber has spearheaded WSI’s innovation and expansion into new markets, including the introduction of Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, West Elm, Mark & Graham and Rejuvenation, and most recently, new growth opportunities such as Business-to-Business and Marketplace.
Alber believes that WSI’s three key differentiators of in-house design, digital-ﬁrst channel strategy and values, combined with its relentless focus on the customer, are core to fulﬁlling the company’s vision to own the home.
Alber 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.
Alber received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.