PLBY Group Welcomes Juliana Hill to its Board of Directors
LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PLBY Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLBY) (the “Company” or “PLBY Group”), a leading pleasure and leisure lifestyle company and owner of Playboy, one of the most recognizable and iconic brands in the world, today announced the appointment of Juliana Hill to its Board of Directors, where she will serve as chair of the Audit Committee. Hill brings extensive expertise to PLBY Group with her deep background in corporate finance, acquisitions, and capital market transactions for high growth companies.
“During almost 20 years with Clear Channel, Julie successfully created and managed the finance, corporate development and treasury functions during a period of significant growth, including the company’s mergers with AMFM, Inc. and SFX Entertainment, making her a great addition to the Board,” said PLBY Group’s Ben Kohn, CEO, President & Director. “I’m excited to welcome Julie to PLBY Group and have her expertise during such an important time in our company’s history.”
Following her long career with iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications, Inc.), the number one audio company in the United States, Hill provides financial and strategic advisory services to a wide range of clients through her own company, JFH Consulting. She started her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young.
“I’m thrilled to be joining PLBY Group’s Board of Directors,” Hill said. “The visionary leadership, transformation of the business model, and strategic direction of the company have all come together to create a huge opportunity for the future and I’m excited to be part of it.”
Hill also serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committee of National CineMedia, the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Trinity University, a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and is a certified public accountant.
About PLBY Group, Inc.
PLBY Group, Inc. is a global pleasure and leisure company connecting consumers with products, content, and experiences that help them lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Our flagship consumer brand, Playboy, is one of the most recognizable brands in the world, driving billions of dollars annually in global consumer spending with products and content available in approximately 180 countries. Our mission — to create a culture where all people can pursue pleasure — builds upon almost seven decades of creating groundbreaking media and hospitality experiences and fighting for cultural progress rooted in the core values of equality, freedom of expression and the idea that pleasure is a fundamental human right. Learn more at http://www.plbygroup.com.
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