Webster will join the conglomerate effective May 17, Estée Lauder Companies confirmed on Tuesday. She will report to William P. Lauder, executive chairman, and Fabrizio Freda, president and chief executive officer.
Webster joins Estée Lauder Companies from the Biden White House, where she served as special assistant to the President and chief of staff to the Domestic Policy Council. Prior to this she was the first chief communications officer at Vox Media, as well as previously leading the Public Affairs practice at Emerson Collective and the global head of public affairs at Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies.
She will succeed Alexandra Trower, who announced in April that she will be retiring after 13 years from her role effective in June.