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Williams-Sonoma names new board members


SAN FRANCISCO — Williams-Sonoma has announced that Mary Ann Casati and Lorraine Twohill have been elected to its board of directors.

“We are excited to have Mary Ann and Lorraine join our board,” said Adrian Bellamy, chairman of the board of directors of Williams-Sonoma Inc. “These two individuals each bring a unique perspective and expertise that we believe will help shape the success of our company.”

Laura Alber, president and CEO, joined Bellamy in welcoming Casati and Twohill to the board. “We are delighted to announce the addition of Mary Ann and Lorraine to our board,” she said. “They are both widely respected leaders in their fields.”

Casati is a co-founding partner of Circle Financial Group LLC, a private wealth management membership practice, and has served as such since 2003. Prior to that, Casati was a partner and managing director of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. where she was employed for 20 years and developed and ran their Global retailing Industry investment banking business. She served on the board of directors of J. Crew Group from its initial public offering in July 2006 until the company was sold in March 2011.

Twohill joined Google in 2003 and is responsible for the company's global marketing function. She has served as head of global marketing for Google since May 2009. Prior to moving to the U.S., Twohill served as VP marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In October 2011, she was named Adweek's Grand Brand Genius for her efforts in shaping Google's marketing efforts.

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