Williams-Sonoma Elects Stritzke To Board

Williams-Sonoma has elected Jerry Stritzke to the company’s board of directors.

Since 2013, Stritzke has served as the president and CEO of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), one of the nation’s largest outdoor cooperatives, the company said. Prior to REI, Stritzke served as the president and COO of Coach, Inc. from 2008 to 2013. From 1997 to 2007, he held several executive positions with Limited Brands, Inc., most recently as chief operations officer and co-leader of Victoria’s Secret.

“We are thrilled to have Jerry join our board,” said Adrian Bellamy, chairman of the board of directors of Williams-Sonoma. “He brings extensive specialty retail experience that we believe will add great value to our board.”

Laura Alber, president and CEO, Willams-Sonoma, added, “Jerry is a widely respected leader in specialty retail, and we believe his success in brand building, retail operations and global sourcing will bring tremendous insight to our board.”