Christie is no stranger to leadership.
She graduated Summa cum laude from Brandeis University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After free-lancing for the Boston Phoenix for a year, she joined Playboy Enterprises in Chicago where she became President in 1982 and Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer in 1988.
Christie is the longest serving female chief executive officer of a publicly traded company – serving in that capacity for 20 years.
She now serves on several corporate and non-profit boards of directors and is always busy in charitable affairs as well as simply making a difference in the world.
Christie has always been a living example of someone with all of the “critical skills,” and these days is particularly interested in continuous education.