Salesforce Leadership


Laura Alber

President & CEO, Williams-Sonoma

Laura Alber is the President and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, the world’s largest digital-first, design-led, and sustainable home retailer. During her 26 years at the company, Alber has held various leadership positions, including President of Williams-Sonoma and President of the Pottery Barn brands, where she worked to execute effective growth strategies, strengthen brand recognition, and bolster profits for the company’s portfolio of multichannel brands.

Alber has served on the Williams-Sonoma board of directors since her appointment as CEO in 2010. She has also previously served on the board of directors of Fitbit from 2016 through the company’s acquisition by Google and currently serves on the board of trustees at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.A. in psychology.

In 2021, Alber was named to Barron’s Top CEO list for her leadership throughout the pandemic, which focused on sustainability and robust ecommerce operations.