Alber, Flanagan Named To Fitbit Board Of Directors

Laura Alber, president and chief executive officer of Williams-Sonoma, and Glenda Flanagan, evp/chief financial officer of Whole Foods Market, have joined the Fitbit board of directors.

“Laura and Glenda each bring a wealth of experience driving the growth and transformation of leading consumer and health-related brands. Their insight, experience, and leadership will help guide us as we continue our global expansion and evolution as a leading consumer health platform and brand,” said James Park, Fitbit CEO and chairman of the board of directors.

Alber has served as the president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma since 2010. Since joining Whole Foods Market as CFO in 1988, Flanagan has played a major role in the development of the company from six stores in the late 1980s and going public in 1992, to 450 stores and more than $15 billion in sales today, according to Fitbit.

“Fitbit has built an incredibly strong global consumer brand in a relatively short amount of time, and that speaks to the power the company has to truly change lives. They have made the wearables category what it is today, and I look forward to working with them as they continue to expand across the globe and shape the future of digital health,” said Alber.