CEO of Pottery Barn Brands to Retire in April

by Katie Lee

San Francisco — Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has announced the retirement of Marta Benson, chief executive officer of Pottery Barn Brands, effective April 26, 2024. Benson’s responsibilities will transition to the two existing Pottery Barn presidents, Monica Bhargava, president of Pottery Barn, and Jennifer Kellor, president of Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen.

“On behalf of the board of directors and the entire Williams-Sonoma, Inc. team, I want to thank Marta for her significant accomplishments and commitment to driving growth during her 13-year tenure,” says Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Marta’s contributions to our company have led to the launch of Mark & Graham, the acquisition of Rejuvenation and the transformation of Pottery Barn. We are grateful for her leadership and the legacy she leaves behind having been a champion for advancing our company’s commitment to sustainability.”

“It has been an absolute privilege to contribute to Williams-Sonoma, Inc., the capstone of a 35-year career in specialty multi-channel retail,” says Benson. “I have so much respect for the passionate teams that have built such a powerful platform and the most beautiful family of brands in our industry with an authentic commitment to quality, service and sustainability.”

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the parent company of brands such as Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, West Elm, Williams Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, Mark and Graham and GreenRow. The company operates in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, the Philippines, Mexico, South Korea and India.

SOURCE: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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