Williams-Sonoma Adds Children’s Place Alum To Executive Team

Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a provider of high-end home goods, has appointed Ronald R. Young, a former executive at the Children’s Place, as Senior Vice President. In his position, Young will help lead Williams-Sonoma’s expansion efforts.

Young will work in partnership with brand presidents at Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and West Elm to extend each brand’s network of stores, e-Commerce sites and franchise partnerships worldwide. Young will report directly to Laura Alber, President and CEO at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Prior to joining Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Young held many positions at various global brands including Pepsi-Cola, Gap, Inc., Express and most recently, The Children’s Place.


“Global expansion is one of our most important initiatives, and I’m pleased to have Ron Young, with his more than 30 years experience in global markets, leading our continued growth,” said Alber. “Ron’s deep understanding of the global retail landscape, and his financial discipline are the ideal combination of skills and experience to lead our global strategy.”

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