Williams-Sonoma, Inc. announces leadership changes
March 20, 2013,
San Francisco--- Richard Harvey, president of the Williams-Sonoma brand, has resigned effective May 3, 2013, after 30 years of service, the company announced yesterday. Janet Hayes, currently the president of Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, will become president of the Williams-Sonoma brand, effective today.
Hayes has served as president, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, since 2010. From 2008 to 2010, she served as evp, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, and from 2007 to 2008, she served as senior vp and gmm, Pottery Barn.
During the company's call with investors yesterday afternoon, Laura Alber, the company's president and ceo said, "On behalf of the board and senior management team, I want to thank Richard for his many contributions to the company. He provided vision for the Williams-Sonoma brand over the past three decades as it grew from a few California stores to the iconic, multi-channel business that it is today."
Harvey commented, "I am so proud to have been associated with this great brand and the talented team that will take it forward. I will be working closely with Janet to ensure a smooth transition."