Christie Hefner
United States
Chairman of the Board, Hatchbeauty Brands; Director, Offutt Companies

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Christie Hefner is a seasoned professional with more than thirty years’ experience at executive levels in both public and private companies, as well as multiple company directorships. Presently, her portfolio includes advisory work for Newlight Technologies which patented a technology to convert methane into ocean biodegradable plastic, Forum Communications which owns newspapers and TV stations, Public Good which is an AI driven digital platform that allows brands to scalably engage with consumer, and Belushi Farms a cannabis company. She also serves as Chairman of the Board of Hatchbeauty Brands and on the Advisory Board of the Offutt Companies, a multi-billion-dollar agricultural conglomerate.

Previously, Christie served as Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises for 20 years making her the longest serving female CEO of a publicly traded company. She was widely credited with developing and leading strategies that repositioned the company from its legacy domestic magazine business to a global multi-media and lifestyle company while building its institutional shareholder base. She was on the Fortune 100 Most Powerful Women list for three years.

Christie was a founding member of The Chicago Network, The Committee of 200 and the Chicago chapter of WomenCorporateDirectors. She is also on the Council of National Advisors for Springboard Enterprises, an accelerator for women-led growth ventures, which includes raising capital.

Private Company Director magazine has selected Christie as an honoree in its fall 2020 edition of Directors to Watch.