Christie Hefner
American businesswoman
Christie Hefner
Christie Ann Hefner is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Playboy Enterprises, the company created by her father, Hugh Hefner. She stepped down from her position at Playboy on January 30, 2009. She has often worked with the progressive political organization Center for American Progress. Their site describes her as having "long been involved in electing progressive candidates, advancing women, first amendment issues, and advancing treatment for people with HIV/AIDS."
Biography
Christie Hefner's personal information overview.
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Christie Hefner: You Get What You Can Negotiate
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Christie Hefner is executive chairman of Tucson-based Canyon Ranch Enterprises, a company promoting health and wellness through a number of channels. She joined Playboy Enterprises -- founded by her father, Hugh Hefner -- in 1975 and severed as the company's Chairman and CEO from 1988 to 2009. Forbes, in naming Hefner one of the "100 Most Powerful Women" in 2005, writing: Faced with sliding sales and mounting competition, [she] made the innovative decision to steer the company onto the Internet in 1994, making it the first national magazine on the Web. Following the successful online venture, Hefner continued to build the brand, exporting it overseas and growing it at home with the creation of videogames, concept stores and plans for new entertainment venues in Las Vegas and Shanghai next year. In 2008, Christie Hefner announced that the election of Barack Obama as president convinced her to step down from Playboy in order to pursue more charitable work. She sat down with us to tal ...
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Hollywood, Indie Worlds Come Together For Ebert Tribute
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A week after the death of legendary film critic Roger Ebert, the worlds of independent film and Tinseltown will come together for a special memorial tribute at the iconic Chicago Theatre. The "Celebration of Life" program spotlighting the Chicago Sun-Times critic's prolific life as a writer, TV host, author and other ventures is drawing a mix of "industry" players and long-time Ebert friends. (Read Ebert's final film review.) Among the attendees announced are "The Fugitive" director Andy Davis, fellow Sun-Times critic and former co-host Richard Roeper, former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner and disabilities rights pioneer Marca Bristo. ABC Chicago has a picture of the marquee outside the theatre, which reads "Roger Ebert: A Celebration Of Life With Love From Chaz 1942 — 2013." Ebert's widow Chaz and their granddaughter, Raven, are also slated to offer personal tributes along with music from gospel choirs, and specially-edited footage from the old “Siskel and Ebert” t ...
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Center for American Progress' Christie Hefner: Climate change a factor in Chicago's murder rate (Jeff Poor/The Daily Caller)
Memeorandum - about 4 years
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller: Center for American Progress' Christie Hefner: Climate change a factor in Chicago's murder rate  —  On Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” the Center for American Progress' Christie Hefner said that Chicago's sky-high murder rate could be blamed — at least in part — on climate change.
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Christie Hefner buys Michigan Avenue condo
Chicago Times - about 4 years
Former Playboy CEO pays $1.05 million for 42nd-floor unit Former Playboy Enterprises Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer Christie Hefner has paid $1.05 million for a six-room, 2,140-square-foot condominium unit in a high-rise on North Michigan Avenue.
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Christie Hefner buys Michigan Avenue condo
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Former Playboy CEO pays $1.05 million for 42nd-floor unit The two-bedroom, 42nd-floor unit originally was listed for $1.15 million. The former Playboy CEO's unit is three levels up from former Bears coach Mike Ditka's condo.
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Christie Hefner on Her Path After Playboy
Bloomberg - Businessweek - over 4 years
The former chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises on helping elect Obama, leaving her dad's company, and pursuing social change
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YPO and CNBC Announce Exclusive Editorial Partnership
News On News - almost 5 years
The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and CNBC are forging an exclusive editorial partnership. The cornerstone of the collaboration involves YPO establishing “Chief Executive Networks” in the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia-Pacific to advise and inform CNBC’s audience and editorial leadership on what they’re experiencing on the frontlines of the economy. CNBC’s global TV networks and CNBC.com will tap into YPO’s unrivaled global network of 19,000 top executives and entrepreneurs from 110 countries for their unvarnished views on the headlines of the day.                                                      “We’re thrilled that for the first time in the 62-year history of this prestigious not-for-profit, YPO is partnering with a news organization to channel the voices of its network of executives, whose companies collectively generate US$6 trillion annually in global revenue,” said Nikhil Deogun, senior vice president and editor in chief, CNBC Business News. “These exe ...
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Canyon Ranch spa grew with a consistent mission - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
While that team — led by Canyon Ranch consultant and former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner — will help the Canyon Ranch brand to grow, the guests do their part to bolster business, as well. Many clients come after they've received a recommendation from
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Insider Trading -- Why Are Offenders Treated So Differently? - Forbes
Google News - over 5 years
Recent cases of insider trading that were handled through civil courts were Playboy's Christie Hefner's husband who settled with the SEC based on trades he made in Playboy while Christie was an executive at the company. Former baseball player Doug
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Insider Trading — Why Are Offenders Treated So Differently? - Forbes (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Recent cases of insider trading that were handled through civil courts were Playboy's Christie Hefner's husband who settled with the SEC based on trades he made in Playboy while Christie was an executive at the company. Former baseball player Doug
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Focus on Insider Trading Becomes More Intense - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
and Eric Piermont/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesClockwise from top left, Christie Hefner and her husband, William Marovitz; Doug DeCinces of the California Angels in 1987; a fire on a Mariner Energy platform in the Gulf of
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Read this: Christie Hefner; Taylor Swift - Washington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In other news: Hugh Hefner's son-in-law is charged with insider trading Playboy stocks, even though his wife (former CEO Christie Hefner) warned him many, many times to be careful, reports David Hilzenrath. By The Reliable Source | 11:26 AM ET,
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Christie Hefner's Husband Is Accused of Insider Trading - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
The Securities and Exchange Commission has accused a member of the Playboy family of breaking the law. William A. Marovitz, the son-in-law of Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy Enterprises, settled an SEC lawsuit filed Wednesday that ... - -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christie Hefner
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 58
    In May 2011, she was named Executive Chairman of Canyon Ranch Enterprises, a new company extending their brand and health and wellness expertise.
    More Details Hide Details Hefner created the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award in honor of her father, and has helped to raise $30 million to build the CORE Center in Chicago, the first outpatient facility in the Midwest for people with AIDS.
  • 2008
    Age 55
    On December 8, 2008, she announced her plans to step down as CEO of Playboy as of January 31, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Ms. Hefner said that the election of Barack Obama as the next President had inspired her to give more time to charitable work, and that the decision to step down was her own. "Just as this country is embracing change in the form of new leadership, I have decided that now is the time to make changes in my own life as well," she said.
    In 2008, she released a memo to employees about her efforts to streamline the company's operations, including eliminating its DVD division and laying off staff.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 42
    She married former Illinois State Senator William A. Marovitz, a real estate developer and attorney, in 1995 and lives in Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details They have no children. They separated in November 2011.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 29
    In 1982, she became president of Playboy Enterprises, and was made chairman of the board and CEO in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details The company acquired adult-oriented businesses such as Spice Network and ClubJenna.
  • 1974
    Age 21
    She graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with a Bachelors degree in English and American literature in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year. After college, she started working at Playboy. After four years, she was promoted to vice president.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on November 8, 1952.
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