SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma has named Julie Whalen executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Whalen had been serving as acting chief financial officer since March, when Sharon McCollam, the previous chief financial officer, retired. She has been with Williams-Sonoma since 2001, when she joined as part of the retailer’s financial planning organization.
She was promoted to vice president and corporate controller in 2003, and then to senior vice president in 2006. In 2011, she became the company’s treasurer as well.