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Williams-Sonoma Inc (WSM)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Adrian Bellamy

75 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Laura Alber

48 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Julie Whalen

46 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Alex Bellos

2017 President - West Elm brand

Marta Benson

2017 President - the Pottery Barn brand

Janet Hayes

49 2013 President of Williams-Sonoma Brand

Jennifer Kellor

2017 President - Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen brands

Jeff Howie

2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer - Pottery Barn Brands

David King

48 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Grace Puma

2017 Director

Christiana Shi

57 2017 Director

Frits van Paasschen

55 2017 Director

Rose Bravo

66 2011 Independent Director

Anthony Greener

76 2007 Independent Director

Sabrina Simmons

54 2015 Independent Director

Jerry Stritzke

56 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Adrian Bellamy

Mr. Adrian David Presland Bellamy is the Independent Chairman of the Board of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. He is Chair of the Compensation. Committee and member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee. Chairman and Director, Reckitt Benckiser plc (household, personal, health and food products) since 2003 Chairman, Total Wine and More (liquor retailer) since 2011 Chairman and Director, Action Holding B.V. (non-food discount retailer) since 2013 Director, The Gap, Inc. (clothing), from 1995 – 2014 Chairman and Director, The Body Shop International plc (personal care products), from 2002 – 2008

Laura Alber

Ms. Laura J. Alber serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. She served as President, Pottery Barn Brands, from 2002 – 2006. Executive Vice President, Pottery Barn, from 2000 – 2002. Senior Vice President, Pottery Barn Catalog and Pottery Barn Kids Retail, from 1999 – 2000. Director, RealD Inc. (3D technologies), from 2013 – 2015.

Julie Whalen

Ms. Julie P. Whalen serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. She has served as the Company’s Acting Chief Financial Officer since March 2012, as Treasurer since 2011, and as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller since 2006-2012. She also served as the Company’s Vice President, Corporate Controller from 2003 until 2006. Ms. Whalen began her career in public accounting with KPMG. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a law degree from Pepperdine University.

Alex Bellos

Mr. Alex Bellos is President - West Elm brand of the Company. He first joined the brand in 2008 and reported to Brett, where he served as Vice President, Strategy and Development for West Elm, from 2010 to 2013. In that position, Bellos led strategic projects, real estate expansion and operations, playing a key role in executing strategies that contributed to West Elm’s strong results. Over the last three years, Bellos has been an instrumental leader in expanding Rejuvenation from a small lighting and house parts innovator into a lifestyle brand for the home, increasing market share and providing outstanding quality, value and service to its customers.

Marta Benson

Ms. Marta Benson is appointed as President - the Pottery Barn brand of the company effective March 31, 2017. Marta Benson has served as Executive Vice President, Pottery Barn Merchandising and Visual Merchandising, since 2015, and from 2011 to 2015, she served as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Marta spearheaded Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s acquisition of Portland-based lighting and house-parts brand Rejuvenation in 2011, and led its integration and growth strategy for four years. Additionally, she conceptualized the internal start-up of Mark and Graham, the company’s high growth personalized gift business, which launched in November 2012. Prior to joining WSI in 2011, Marta served as CEO of Gumps.

Janet Hayes

Ms. Janet M. Hayes serves as President of Williams-Sonoma Brand of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., since March 20, 2013. She was President, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen Brands, from 2010 – 2013. Executive Vice President, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen Brands, from 2008 – 2010. Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Pottery Barn, from 2007 – 2008.

Jennifer Kellor

Ms. Jennifer Kellor is appointed as President - Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen brands of the company effective March 31, 2017. Jennifer Kellor has served as Executive Vice President, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen Merchandising and Visual Merchandising, since 2016. From 2011 to 2016, she served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Pottery Barn Kids, and from 2010 to 2011, she served in a similar role for PBteen. From 1997 to 2010, Jennifer held various positions in the Pottery Barn Brands organization.

Jeff Howie

Mr. Jeff Howie is appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer - Pottery Barn Brands of the company effective March 31, 2017. Jeff Howie has served as Executive Vice President, Pottery Barn Brands Inventory Management and Brand Finance, since 2016. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Inventory Management for the Williams Sonoma brand. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Senior Vice President, Inventory Management, for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. From 2002 to 2008, Jeff held various Inventory Management positions for Pottery Barn Kids.

David King

Mr. David Randolph King serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., since 2011. He served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, from 2010 – 2011. Vice President, Associate General Counsel, from 2006 – 2010. Director, Associate General Counsel, from 2004 – 2006.

Grace Puma

Ms. Grace M. Puma is Director of the company. She has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Officer of PepsiCo, Inc. since 2015, and was Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer from 2010 to 2015. Previously, Puma was Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer of United Airlines from 2007 to 2010. Prior to that, she was Vice President at Kraft Foods, where she held a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities in procurement. Puma also previously served as a director of Marietta Corporation.

Christiana Shi

Ms. Christiana Smith Shi is Director of the company. She is the founder and principal of Lovejoy Advisors, LLC, an advisory services firm for digitally transforming consumer and retail businesses. Previously, Shi served as President of Nike Inc.'s Direct to Consumer business from 2013 to 2016, Vice President of E-Commerce from 2012 to 2013, and Chief Operating Officer for Global DTC from 2010 to 2012. Prior to Nike, Shi spent 24 years with McKinsey & Co., Inc., including being elected Director and Senior Partner in 2000. Shi has also served as a director of West Marine, Inc. since 2011 and Mondelez International, Inc. since 2016.

Frits van Paasschen

Mr. Frits D. is van Paasschen is Director of the company. He currently serves as the Chairman of Apollo Hotels, a member of the Supervisory Board of Royal DSM, and a member of the Board of Advisors of CitizenM Hotels and Rutberg & Company LLC. Van Paasschen served as President, Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts from 2007 to 2015. He was President, Chief Executive Officer of Coors Brewing Company from 2005 to 2007. Van Paasschen held several management positions at Nike, Inc. from 1997 to 2004, ultimately becoming Nike's President of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He previously served as a director of Barclays PLC, Jones Apparel Group, Inc. and Oakley, Inc. Van Paasschen is also the author of The Disruptors' Feast .

Rose Bravo

Ms. Rose Marie Bravo, CBE is an Independent Director of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., since June 17, 2011. Ms. Bravo Member of the Compensation Committee Vice Chairman, Burberry Group plc (apparel and accessories), from 2006 – 2007. Chief Executive Officer, Burberry Group plc, from 1997 – 2006. President, Saks Fifth Avenue (specialty department store), from 1992 – 1997. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of I. Magnin, a former division of R.H. Macy & Co. (specialty department store), from 1987 – 1992 Director, Tiffany & Co. (jewelry) since 1997. Director, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (beauty products) since 2003.

Anthony Greener

Sir Anthony Armitage Greener is an Independent Director of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Mr. Greener is a Member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee Chairman, The Minton Trust (charity) since 2006. Director, WNS (Holdings) Limited (outsourcing services) since 2007. Chairman, The St. Giles Trust (charity) since 2008. Trustee, United Learning (education) since 2013. Director, The United Church Schools Trust (education), from 2005 – 2013. Chairman, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (education), from 2002 – 2008. Deputy Chairman, British Telecommunications plc (telecommunications), from 2000 – 2006. Chairman, Diageo plc (spirits, beer and wine), from 1997 – 2000. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Guinness plc (beer and spirits), from 1992 – 1997.

Sabrina Simmons

Ms. Sabrina Louise Simmons is an Independent Director of Company., since January 28, 2015. Ms. Simmons is Member of the Audit and Finance Committee Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, The Gap, Inc. (clothing), since 2008. Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance, 2007 – 2008, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer, 2003 – 2007, Vice President and Treasurer, 2001 – 2003, The Gap, Inc. Director, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc. (cosmetics) since 2016.

Jerry Stritzke

Mr. Jerry D. Stritzke is an Independent Director of the company. He is also President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (specialty outdoor gear), since September 2013. President and Chief Operations Officer, Coach, Inc. (accessories), from 2008 – September 2013. Chief Operations Officer and Co- Leader, Victoria’s Secret, 2006 – 2007, Chief Executive Officer, Mast Industries, 2001 – 2006, Senior Vice President Operations, 1999 – 2001, Limited Brands, Inc. (clothing). Director, Lululemon Athletica, Inc. (yoga apparel), from 2012 – 2013.

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