Pottery Barn names new president, exec changes

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. announced today that Sandra Stangl, president of the Pottery Barn Brands, is resigning from the company on March 31, 2017, after 23 years of service.pottery barn

Marta Benson has been named president of the Pottery Barn brand, Jennifer Kellor has been named president of the Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen brands, and Jeff Howie has been named executive vice president, chief administrative officer, of the Pottery Barn Brands.

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. Benson 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, Benson served as CEO of Gumps.

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.

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. 

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