Kendice K. Briggs Appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources, of Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

Jun 02, 2010, 13:13 ET from Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) today announced the appointment of Kendice K. Briggs as senior vice president, human resources.  She will be responsible for the company's organizational development and design as well as compensation, benefits, recruitment and other administrative functions.

Scott Flanders, PEI's chief executive officer, said:  "We are pleased to have someone with Kendice's strong background and professional skills join our executive team.  Our employees are integral to the success of our goal of transitioning Playboy to a brand management company, and I am confident that Kendice will provide the strategic insights and leadership needed to help facilitate the process."      

Briggs, 42, has spent nearly 20 years in human resources management and currently serves as senior vice president, human resources, at Westfield Corp., a position she has held for two years.  Prior to that, she spent 13 years at Downey Savings and Loan Association, rising to executive vice president, human resources.  Briggs began her career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and, later, Imperial Thrift and Loan Association.  She is a board member and past president of the Orange County affiliate of the National Human Resources Association.

In her new role, Briggs will report directly to Flanders.  She will be based in the company's Los Angeles office when she begins work on June 14.

Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine in the United States and abroad and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio. Through licensing agreements, the Playboy brand appears on a wide range of consumer products in more than 150 countries as well as retail stores and entertainment venues.

SOURCE Playboy Enterprises, Inc.